Linda P. Chacholiades
Post Graduate Studies - University of Minnesota Twin Cities
M.M. Cleveland Institute of Music - Piano Performance
B.M. University of Georgia - Piano Performance
Ms. Linda Chacholiades studied at the University of Georgia, Mozarteum Conservatory, Salzburg, Austria, and holds a Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance from Cleveland Institute of Music. She has performed in several piano competitions including the 1998 Gerschefski Competition where she was awarded honorable mention. She was a finalist in both the 2001 Greek Women’s University Club Music Competition, Chicago, IL, and in the 2001 Ludmilla Knezkova-Hussey International Piano Competition, Bathurst, Canada.
Ms. Chacholiades has studied piano with Jerome Rose, Evgeny Rivkin, Anita Pontremoli, Daniel Shapiro, and harpsichord with Egbert Ennulat. She formerly served on the faculty of Berkshire Community College, Georgia Perimeter College, and Gainesville State College where she was in demand as an accompanist and chamber musician, as well as a solo pianist. She has taught courses in Music History, Music Theory, and Piano at McNally Smith College of Music and St. Cloud State University. She currently teaches piano courses at Inver Hills Community College.
Ms. Chacholiades has maintained a very active private piano studio since 1995. Her students have received awards in competitions and performed in Master classes with world-renowned musicians such as Dr. Maurice Hinson. She is frequently called upon to judge young artist competitions. She encourages her students to perform regularly.
Ms. Chacholiades is a current member of College Music Society, Saint Paul Piano Teachers Association, and the Minnesota chapter of Music Teachers National Association. These organizations offer opportunities for students to participate in performances (both competitive and recital) and music theory curriculum. In addition to teaching piano, Ms Chacholiades is available for hire as an accompanist. Please contact her for current studio openings and accompanying availability.