Joan Gilbert, Professor, performs in Europe and the United States as a recitalist, soloist with
orchestra, and chamber musician. A founding member of the Philadelphia Trio, the Memphis
Piano Trio, the Gagliano Trio, and the Bellarmine Trio, she has recorded for the Musical
Heritage Society and for National Public Radio. Closely connected with the Prague
International Chamber Music Festival, she has served as theadministrative director
of the festival as well as a performer and member of the chamber music faculty. Professor
Gilbert is a recipient of The University of Memphis' Distinguished Teaching Award.
A National Merit Scholar and member of Phi Beta Kappa, she received the Bachelor of
Arts degree magna cum laude from Oberlin College, where she studied piano with Jack Radunsky. In Italy, she studied
with Guido Agosti at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and at Rome's Conservatorio di
Musica “Santa Cecilia." As a piano student of Sascha Gorodnitzki, Ms. Gilbert received
the Master of Science degree from The Juilliard School and a Juilliard Scholarship
for excellence in piano performance.