Abbott & Williams - The Artists

Peggy Abbott has been performing to enthusiastic audiences in the United States for many years, both as a soloist and a chamber player.

Ms. Abbott grew up in New York and studied with Robert Pace from the age of nine, and later attended the University of Illinois as a piano performance major, where she studied with Claire Richards and Howard Karp.

At Nadia Boulanger's famous American School outside Paris at Fountainebleau, she continued her studies under Jean and Robert Casadesus, Clifford Curzon, and Mlle. Boulanger. Peggy Abbott continues to perform regularly, most frequently with Patrice Williams.

Patrice Williams is a native New Mexican, the daughter of author Bennett Foster and musician/teacher Aileen Foster; one of the founders of the New Mexico Music Teachers Association.

After she left her mother's studio, Patrice studied in St. Louis with Leo Sirota, the major influence in her musical life.

She later studied in Munich with Eric Tehn-Berg on a Fulbright scholarship. She has concertized in Europe and the United States, and she presently plays duo-piano concerts in the Southwest with Peggy Abbott.

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