Blair McMillen


Photo by Daniel d’Ottavio


The Knights; International Contemporary Ensemble; New York Philharmonic; St. Paul Chamber Orchestra; performances with jazz legends Fred Hersch and Don Byron; principal soloist on a tour of Japan with the Juilliard Orchestra; major concert venues throughout New York City, the United States, and around the world


member of several ensembles, including the American Modern Ensemble, the six-piano “supergroup” Grand Band, and the Perspectives Ensemble, among others; pianist for the Naumburg Award-winning Da Capo Chamber Players for 11 years


co-founder and co-director of Rite of Summer Music Festival on Governors Island in New York City


Soundings, solo CD, 2000; Powerhouse Pianists II; featured on dozens of commercially-released solo and ensemble recordings, spanning numerous musical genres


Juilliard Gina Bachauer Competition, Sony “Elevated Standards” Career Grant


Bard College and Conservatory since 2005, piano faculty at Mannes School of Music in New York City


Oberlin College, The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music 

Blair McMillen performed with The Orchestra Now on April 10, 2021; November 14, 2020; April 23 & 24, 2016; and November 22, 2015.

Bio: November 2020