Pamela Viktoria Pyle has been recognized for her interpretations of the chamber music literature since Dorothy DeLay first engaged her at The Juilliard School.
For more than a decade, she served as a principal pianist in the studios of Miss DeLay and then Itzhak Perlman. This immersion in the piano and string repertoires led to collaborations with members of the Juilliard, American, Ying and Mendelssohn String Quartets, including Joel Smirnoff, Joel Krosnick and Daniel Avshalomov, as well as other soloists such as Robert McDuffie, Brian Lewis, Sarah Chang, Alan Harris and the Norwegian soprano Anne-Lise Berntsen.
As an award-winning soloist and chamber recitalist, Ms. Pyle has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Japan, at venues such as Carnegie Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Jordan Hall and Wolftrap and at events such as the Lincoln Center Great Performers Series and the Casals Series. This season’s engagements include concerts in New York, Arizona, and New Mexico. In October, Ms. Pyle toured Taiwan at the invitation of Taiwanese violinist Nancy Tsung, giving chamber music concerts and presenting a series of classes on the violin and piano sonata repertoire at both the Taipei National University of the Arts and the Tainan Institute of the Arts.
Ms. Pyle is regularly chosen as the pianist for nationally recognized summer music institutes, including the Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies at The Juilliard School, the Robert McDuffie Fall Festival of Strings at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, and the Summit Music Festival in New York. During the summer, she has also been a regular performer at the Aspen Music Festival. Ms Pyle is currently Professor of Piano and Collaborative Piano at the University of New Mexico.
Ms. Pyle began piano studies with her mother at the age of four and later studied with Patricia Zander at New England Conservatory, Ann Schein at Aspen and Yoheved Kaplinsky, Samuel Sanders and Jonathan Feldman at Juilliard. At these institutions, Ms. Pyle also devoted herself to chamber music under leading exponents Eugene Lehner, Louis Krasner, Joseph Fuchs, Robert Mann and Felix Galimir.
Ms. Pyle’s media recordings include CDs on the Albany and Prairie labels and numerous broadcasts, including programs on CBS Sunday Morning, the Charlie Rose Show, CNN, the Martha Stewart Show, National Public Radio, WGBH Boston, WNYC & WQXR New York, and a PBS special on Itzhak Perlman.