An award-winning teacher and pianist, Alexander Morollo has been seen in performances in the United States and Canada. He has performed at piano festivals, masterclasses, and competitions, both as a solo recitalist and chamber musician. He began his training at the age of six under pianist and composer Dianne Rahbee. Other piano teachers include Phyllis Lehrer, Galina Gertsenzen, and Hugh Hinton; coupled with masterclasses with Dianne Anderson, Andrew Staupe, Ena Barton, James Goldswerthy, Andrius Zlabys, Andreas Klein, Marvin Blickenstaff, and Mykola Suk. Highly trained in music theory as well, he has studied with Paul Brust and Judy Ross. Mr. Morollo has competed in the NEPTA Piano Competitions, won the Catherine Dower-Gold Performing Arts Award, and won First Prize in the Young Artists Piano Competition of Western Massachusetts and Connecticut in the highest division. Additionally, Mr. Morollo was the 2015 recipient of the Mary Ellis Smith Prize for ‘Excellence in the art of Piano Pedagogy’.
An avid teacher, Mr. Morollo maintains a private studio in Medway, MA and in addition to CMCB, holds positions on the piano faculty at The Starline Academy for the Performing Arts in Stoughton, MA, The North End Music and Performing Arts Center in Boston, Along with the Encore Music Academy in Franklin. Throughout his teaching career he has prepared students for proficiency exams in piano, sight reading, solfege, and music theory, along with the MTEL teacher certification test. During his undergraduate education at Longy, he was hired by the school to co-instruct graduate students in secondary piano through classroom instruction and private lessons. Several students of his have been accepted into Bachelor of Music programs themselves, most recently at the Berklee School of Music in Boston and Ithaca College in New York.
M.M., Longy School of Music of Bard College
B.M. Emerson College
Performance Diploma, Longy School of Music