EAC staff and volunteers have been working to produce a virtual concert and keyboard talk with pianist Gregory Biss. Previous videos were Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in E minor and Etude #3 by Philip Glass, and this week’s addition is Mozart’s Rondo in A Minor. Enjoy!
Special thanks to volunteer Bernie Cecire and Island Fellow Mark Macey, who worked with EAC staff member Lauren Koss on the camerawork. Editing was completed by Koss.
Biss, a composer and pianist, has lived in Eastport since 1975. He was born in Illinois, and educated chiefly in Boston and Germany. His music has been featured by the Denver Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic and he performed the Schumann Piano Concerto with the Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra in 2012. His Violin Concerto: just a sec was recently premiered by Trond Saeverud. Biss had a 20-year career as a scuba diver in the aquaculture industry, has been a longtime member of the piano faculty at SummerKeys in Lubec and operates a small business as a piano technician. He is President of the EAC Board of Directors, assistant director of Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra, a Peavey Library Board member, and for many years was an Eastport City Councilor. He and his wife Barbara raised four children and now have six grandkids.