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John Boyajy received his Bachelor’s and Masters degrees from The Juilliard School of Music, where he studied with the legendary Rosina Lhévinne. He appeared at Avery Fischer Hall in Lincoln Center; many college campuses; on the Concerts Grand and Dance Palace piano series in Marin County; Sebastopol Center for the Arts; and Old First Church and the Victorian Englander House in San Francisco. He has been guest soloist with the Bay Area Classical Harmonies Orchestra and Chorus under Andrew Chung, and the Kensington Symphony Orchestra under Geoffrey Gallegos.
In addition to public appearances, Mr. Boyajy performs at private homes and is often involved in fundraisers and similar community events.A proponent of the trend toward concerts in smaller venues, he is the founder of San Marin Salons.As a collaborative artist, Mr. Boyajy has appeared with dozens of singers, including Maxine Bernstein, Executive Director of San Francisco-based LIEDER ALIVE!; Roberta Wain-Becker, director of Golden Gate Opera; basso Kirk Eichelberger; bass-baritone Andrew Chung, director of Bay Area Classical Harmonies; and mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich. He has also accompanied almost every orchestral instrument, with the notable exceptions of the piccolo and euphonium. Mr. Boyajy has written commentary on the Bay Area classical music scene for San Francisco Classical Voice and is a Board member of the Marin County branch of the California Music Teachers' Association.As a teacher of both children and adults, Mr. Boyajy emphasizes a strong, natural technique and shares his passion for the piano and its incomparable literature. His approach successfully assists students in achieving their highest potential. His students consistently garner highest honors and awards at competitions; many have gone on to prestigious universities.One of the Bay Area's most respected pianist/teachers, Mr. Boyajy is frequently invited to adjudicate. He is a member of the music ministry team at All Saints Lutheran Church in Novato where, in addition to accompanying the choir, he appears as tenor soloist.
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