Pianist Maeve Brophy gave her first solo recital at age 9 and made her orchestral debut at 15. She has given numerous solo and collaborative performances across the United States and abroad. She is the pianist for Nashville’s alt-classical group chatterbird and performs with them several times a year. She also plays with Luna Nova and Blueshift Ensembles in Memphis.
Brophy has performed as soloist with the Chernygev Symphony in Kiev as well as the Paducah Symphony, San Francisco Concerto Orchestra, and the Central Florida Philharmonic. She has played for the Memphis Chamber Music Society and the Artist Ascending Series in Memphis, the Lindberg Farm Series and Messiah Lutheran Concert Series in Huntsville, and the UAB Piano Series in Birmingham.
In high school, her family made the trip from Memphis to Huntsville weekly so she could study with Van Cliburn Silver Medalist Yakov Kasman. She has a B.A. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she studied with Kasman, and a Master of Music in Piano Performance from Texas Christian University where she studied with the late Jose Feghali. She also studied at the Manhattan School of Music with Marc Silverman and at the New England Conservatory of Music with Russell Sherman.
Brophy has spent time working as a freelance accompanist in Memphis and played for numerous student recitals at the University of Memphis. She plays jazz and is the former pianist for the Establishment Big Band. She is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and Registered Yoga Teacher.
Brophy currently teaches piano at Belmont University in Nashville and is an Adjunct Artist Teacher at Vanderbilt University, where she has performed numerous recitals with students, faculty and guest artists. She is also the pianist for Kingston Springs United Methodist Church. She lives in Nashville with her 1-year-old daughter.