Ian Scarfe is a San Francisco based pianist and musical entrepreneur. He is the founder and director of the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival, and appears in collaborative and solo performances around the world. He is a prolific member of Groupmuse, a house-concert-series that brings classical chamber music into a house-party environment. As an organizer, he creates concert experiences and other musical events at an incredibly diverse range of venues, from the intimacy of house concerts, to formal concert halls, to underground warehouse spaces, and for audiences ranging from school children, to millennial tech-workers, to senior residences and nursing homes.He is especially well known for his charismatic and energetic approach to breaking down classical music, which we are about to hear today. He will be our musical tour guide for this exploration of the music of Frederic Chopin.