Pianist Irma Vallecillo taught at NEC from 1993 through 2009. During that time, in addition to her work as a studio teacher in Collaborative Piano and a member of the Chamber Music faculty, Vallecillo at various times chaired both of those departments, served as Associate Provost, chaired the D.M.A. committee, and directed the Artist Diploma program. While teaching full time at NEC, she also served as artistic director of the Irving S. Gilmore Keyboard Festival for several years.
As a concert artist, Irma Vallecillo has appeared with some of the most distinguished artists of this century, including Richard Stoltzman, Julius Baker, Benny Goodman, David Shifrin, Nathaniel Rosen, Bethany Beardslee, and Benita Valente. She has performed across the U.S., Europe, and Japan at such halls and festivals as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Ravinia Festival, Hollywood Bowl, Casals Festival, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Chamber Music Northwest, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, and Aspen Music Festival. She has appeared as soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Louisville Orchestra, Utah Symphony, and Casals Festival Orchestra, among others. Vallecillo’s extensive repertoire spans every style from baroque to contemporary. She has premiered more than 30 works. At NEC, she has been a frequent participant in the "First Monday at Jordan Hall" concert series.
B.S., The Juilliard School; M.M., University of Southern California. Studies with Adele Marcus, Angelica von Sauer, Joanna Graudan. Recordings on RCA, Louisville Orchestra, Moss Music, Delos, Desmar, Orion, Laurel, Avanti, Albany, Cambria. Former faculty of the Hartt School, UCLA, Aspen Music Festival, Vassar College. Former artistic director of the Irving S. Gilmore Keyboard Festival and the piano and chamber music programs of the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan.