Allison Brewster Franzetti

Allison B.

Cranford, NJ
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Multiple Grammy® and Latin Grammy® Nominee, pianist Allison Brewster Franzetti has received international acclaim from critics and audiences alike for her stunning virtuosity and musicality as soloist and chamber musician. Her performances include the Grammy® Awards Classical Music Tribute to Earl Wild and Lang Lang, the American Classical Music Hall of Fame, the Campeche Festival in Mexico and the VI International Festival of Music at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Previously a guest soloist with The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra, she has also been a guest soloist with The Buenos Aires Philharmonic, Janacek Philharmonic, City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, English Sinfonia, European Women’s Orchestra, Queens Symphony Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Long Island Philharmonic, Denver Symphony, Colonial Symphony and Adelphi Orchestra. Solo recitals include critically acclaimed debuts at Merkin Hall in New York and the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, her recital debut at the prestigious Wigmore Hall in London, and tours throughout the US, Mexico, Europe, Argentina and Japan.

An accomplished collaborative pianist, she has worked with Sir James Galway, John Corigliano, Stephen Paulus, David Maslanka, Carlos Franzetti, Lowell Liebermann, Robert Aldridge, Herschel Garfein, Julius Baker, Paquito D’Rivera, Nestor Torres, Ransom Wilson, Eugenia Zukerman, and Robert White, amongst others.

Dr. Brewster Franzetti is the recipient of degrees from Manhattan School of Music, the Juilliard School and Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. She is currently Director of Chamber Music for the Extension Division, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

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  • Speaks Spanish, French
  • Teaching since 1975

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Allen Sep 3, 2019
Classical Piano · In studio

Allison and I have collaborated in a rich variety of ways for several decades. In each instance, our partnership has been highly rewarding. Additionally, she has been my piano teacher for many years. Her artistry, humanity, searching intellect, experiential approach, humor and humanity are beyond compare. I'm forever grateful for her unbounded creativity.

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Lesson Details

Classical Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

I can teach a wide variety of styles, ranging from classical to theatre, pop and jazz. I take each and every student's unique abilities and ways they learn to work into account with them accordingly to their needs and interests.



Piano faculty, Extension Division
Sep 2013 - May 2019

Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University

Director, Chamber Music for the Extension Division
Sep 2013 - May 2019

Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University

Founded program which has Young Artist Program and Adult Chamber Music Program

Part-Time lecturer
Sep 2010 - May 2013

Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University

Doctoral seminars The Art of accompanying Remedial theory

Concert Artist in Piano
Jan 2001 - May 2013

Kean University

Solo and chamber music performances Director of chamber music Professor of music theory, aural skills, class piano, general music Founded outreach


DMA in piano
Sep 2009 - May 2012

Rutgers University

MM in piano
Sep 1978 - May 1980

The Juilliard School

BM in piano
Sep 1973 - May 1977

Manhattan School of Music



Limited Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Sep 2018

Latin Grammy Awards

Sep 2014

Latin Grammy Awards

Dec 2007

Grammy Awards

Dec 2002

Grammy Awards


Broadcast Music Inc.
Sep 2003
One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.
American Federation of Musicians
Jun 1993
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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