Elyse Weakley, M.M. has taken part in a wide array of musical projects and has served in many roles including: music director, pianist, educator and composer. Throughout her career she has performed many contemporary works and has frequently collaborated directly with composers and songwriters in recording and presenting their music as a soloist and collaborator including The Hurd Ensemble and Redwood Tango Ensemble.
RTE recently released their latest album, Prizefighter on Ears&Eyes Records and will tour North America in the fall of 2018. The Hurd Ensemble was featured last season at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and their album Navigation without Numbers is available on Innova Recordings. Other appearances include a concert of Solo Piano and Electronics at the Center for New Music. Read a review of the concert published by the San Francisco Classical Voice here: Switchboard Music Festival. In March of 2014 Elyse was the featured soloist with the Lucas Valley Chamber Orchestra presenting Mozart’s Piano Concerto in F Major, K. 413. Elyse has also developed and released an iPad app to share her unique approach to teaching piano, improvisation and composition called Strike a Chord, the creative approach to mastering music theory!