Samantha Ege

Sunday, April 3, 2022 | 3:00 PM PDT
Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Concert Hall & Online

Samantha Ege is seated at the keyboard of an open grand piano in a wood paneled room. Dressed in a black dress with pink and gold floral print, she smiles broadly, her left elbow resting on the top of the glossy black piano. Photo by Jason Dodd.

Mills Music Now
Dewing Piano Recital
Presented by Mills College Music Department  

This event open to the public, both in-person and via live stream.
Registration is required. 

In-Person: $15/General, $10 Seniors/Students, Free with valid Mills ID.
Capacity is limited and Proof of Vaccination is required.
Face Coverings are required, at all times, in all venues.
For more info and a list of accepted documents visit: Mills College COVID-19 Recovery Plan

Live Stream: Free -or- Pay What You Wish.
Live Stream link will be provided on the day of the event.

A recital of solo piano works by African American women composers, including Florence Price and Margaret Bonds.

Dr. Samantha Ege is the Lord Crewe Junior Research Fellow in Music at Lincoln College, University of Oxford. She holds a PhD in Musicology from the University of York and a BA with honours in Music from the University of Bristol. She spent her second undergraduate year at McGill University as an exchange student. She taught music internationally for almost a decade after graduating from Bristol. She joined Lincoln College in 2020.

Dr. Ege is a leading interpreter and scholar of the African American composer Florence B. Price. Dr. Ege's performances and publications shed an important light on composers from underrepresented backgrounds. In 2021, she received the American Musicological Society's Noah Greenberg Award for her recording project on five female composer-pianists from the Black Renaissance era. In 2019, she received both the Society for American Music’s Eileen Southern Fellowship and a Newberry Library Short-Term Residential Fellowship for her work on women's contributions to concert life in interwar Chicago. As a concert pianist and lecturer, she has presented her research and repertoire in the UK, US, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

Dr. Ege released her debut album in May 2018 with Wave Theory Records, called Four Women: Music for solo piano by Florence Price, Vítězslava Kaprálová, Ethel BIlsland and Margaret Bonds. The album featured the world premiere recording of Bilsland’s The Birthday Party, which led to Dr. Ege preparing an edition of the suite, now published by Faber Music. She released her critically acclaimed second album, called Fantasie Nègre: The Piano Music of Florence Price, with Lorelt (Lontano Records Ltd.). Her third album (also with Lorelt) is called Black Renaissance Woman and will be released in March 2022.

The Dewing Piano Recital Series is made possible by a legacy gift from pianist Janet Dewing, a Mills graduate of the class of 1927.

More info on Mills Music Now.

Photo by Jason Dodd.