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Olszewski has been heard in solo and chamber recitals on piano,
fortepiano, harpsichord, organ, harmonium, celesta and synthesizer in
the United States, Canada, Europe, Central America and Australia.
She is often sought out as a vocal coach and has performed in concert
with many singers in the US, Australia and Canada. Gail lives in
the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota area where she has a varied
free-lance career as a collaborative keyboardist, concertizing with
members of the Minnesota Orchestra and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra,
among others. She has played harpsichord and organ continuo for such
groups as the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Phipps Oratorio Society,
Minnesota Sinfonia and Minnetonka Chorale and has played synthesizer
with the Plymouth Music Series, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Buffalo
Gal Productions. She has served as music director, rehearsal and
show pianist for Ordway Productions, Nautilus Music Theater, Illusion
Theater, Minnesota Opera and Duluth Festival Opera.
is a founding member of The WolfGang (www.thewolfgang.org), dedicated
to authentic instrument performance of music of the Classic period, and
Duo Tastiera with harpsichordist and composer Asako Hirabayashi.
She is a member of the Stillwater, MN-based chamber orchestra, Music
St. Croix (www.musicsaintcroix.com). She has recorded with
Borealis Brass (www.borealisbrass.com), The WolfGang and Duo
Tastiera. Gail has presented master classes and lecture/recitals
on women musicians and their music, chamber music, ornamentation,
Classical performance practices, Finnish piano music and the history of
keyboard instruments to many schools, symposia and professional
organizations and has had review articles published in the journal of
the International Alliance for Women in Music. She holds the
degrees Doctor of Musical Arts in Accompanying and Coaching from the
University of Minnesota, Master of Music in Piano Performance from
Boston University and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Music
History/Harpsichord Performance from the University of New
Hampshire. Gail is a member of the keyboard faculty of MacPhail
Center for Music in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she teaches private
piano, harpsichord and coaches singers, instrumentalists and chamber
This is Dr. Olszewski’s sixth Historical Piano Concerts performance.
For more information, please visit www.gailopiano.com .