Aleeza Meir is the pianist for Brooklyn Youth Chorus’s Concert Ensemble and Junior Ensemble. Raised as a homeschooler, she pursued her musical studies independently with two beloved mentors: fortepianist Malcolm Bilson and composer Steven Stucky.
Accomplished on piano, organ, and harpsichord, Aleeza began her career as a staff pianist at the Ithaca College School of Music at the age of 16. She has since appeared with artists and groups including the Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir, Cayuga Vocal Ensemble, Bob Chilcott, Edward Carroll, Harolyn Blackwell, Kronos Quartet, Jan Opalach, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, and the New England Symphonic Ensemble, in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, to National Sawdust, to St. Olaf’s Church in Balestrand, Norway. She has also performed in the Czech Republic, France, the Netherlands, and North America, in a wide variety of venues and capacities ranging from concerto soloist to continuo player. She placed second in the International Piano Masterclass of Bechyne festival competition and was a prizewinner in the Otto B. Schoepfle national organ competition.
Ms. Meir previously served as pianist for the Boys Choir of Harlem and spent ten years as keyboardist for John Rutter in New York City. Besides her position at Brooklyn Youth Chorus, she is faculty pianist for the Allen-Stevenson School, pianist for Middlebury Language Schools’ German for Singers program, music director for historic Old First Reformed Church in Brooklyn, and founder and artistic director of Baroquelyn.