Pianist Noreen Cassidy-Polera ranks among the most highly regarded and diverse chamber
artists performing today. She maintains a career that has taken her to every major American
music center and abroad to Europe, Russia, and Asia. Recent performances include those at
Alice Tully Hall, Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 92nd Street Y,
Jordan Hall, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Kennedy Center, and Salle Cortot. She has
appeared at the Caramoor, Bard, Grand Teton, and Cape Cod music festivals, and has
performed with the chamber music societies of Philadelphia and La Jolla. She has recorded
for Sony, EMI, Audiophon, and Centaur Records.
Ms. Cassidy-Polera has collaborated with leading soloists, including David Shifrin, Matt
Haimovitz, Carter Brey, Antonio Meneses, Aurora-Natalie Ginastera, Yo-Yo Ma, and Leonard
Rose. Winner of the accompanying prize at the VIII International Tchaikovsky Competition in
Moscow, she regularly collaborates with laureates of the Queen Elisabeth, Tchaikovsky, and
Naumburg international competitions.
Ms. Cassidy-Polera's mastery and affection for the complete standard cello-piano repertory
is well-known, as is her attention and dedication to the works of contemporary composers.
In recent seasons, she performed Elliott Carter's venerable Sonata for Cello and Piano on
tour in Paris, New York, and Philadelphia, along with new works by Lowell Liebermann,
Benjamin C. S. Boyle, and Kenji Bunch to critical acclaim. Her CD recording Sound
Vessels (with cellist Scott Kluksdahl) features the recording premiere of Richard
Wernick's Duo, as well as works by Robert Helps, Augusta Read Thomas, and Elliott
Ms. Cassidy-Polera holds bachelor's and master's degrees in music from The Juilliard
School, where she studied with Martin Canin.