Grammy-nominated pianist Joy Schreier is praised by Plácido Domingo as an “orchestra at the piano” and hailed by Opera News as a “superbly emotive pianist [that] wrings every nuance out.” She is acclaimed as an “ideal support” at the piano, “providing much of the evening’s musical nuance” (The Washington Post) and “perfection itself…the dream accompanist.”
Schreier has been presented in recital at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, the White House, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and numerous recital halls throughout the country. Her concert engagements include a sold-out Carnegie Hall debut recital at Weill Recital Hall, a recital series with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard for the Marilyn Horne Foundation, performances with violinist Pinchas Zukerman and mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves. She has appeared with the Marilyn Horne Foundation, the Vocal Arts Society, Partners for the Arts, Philadelphia Lieder Society, and was a featured performer at the 2016 New Music Gathering.
An accomplished vocal coach, Schreier regularly collaborates with soprano Renée Fleming and coaches the Cafritz Young Artists of the Washington National Opera. She serves on the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory, is Assistant Conductor of the Washington National Opera, as well as Assistant Conductor and Pianist of the Cathedral Choral Society (Washington National Cathedral).
Schreier received wide-spread critical acclaim for Confessions, her Grammy-nominated 2020 CD release with soprano Laura Strickling. For that release, Schmopera declared Schreier as “an indispensable accompanist. She is either preternaturally intuitive or has achieved perfect communication…perhaps a bit of both.”
An avid chamber musician, Schreier performs as official pianist of the Washington International Voice Competition at the Kennedy Center. She received her Doctorate in Collaborative Piano at the Eastman School of Music under Dr. Jean Barr where she was the recipient of the Barbara Koeng Award for Excellence in Vocal Accompanying and the piano prize in the Jessie Kneisel German Lieder competition.