Pianist Maggie Hinchliffe is passionate about storytelling through music. 

As a song pianist, Maggie has performed in festivals including the Aspen Music 

Festival and School, the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS), Songfest

Source Song Festival, and the Deutsche Liedakademie in Trossingen, Germany. 

She has performed in master classes for Julius Drake, Graham Johnson,

Martin Katz, Alan Smith, and others. Maggie was an apprentice vocal coach/pianist 

with Classical Singing and New York

As a rehearsal pianist for operatic and musical productions, Maggie has played
Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges, Verdi's Il Trovatore, and Puccini's La Bohème 

with Boulder Opera Company, Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro with both Boulder Opera

and the Vanderbilt Opera Theater, and Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice with the Eastman

Opera Theater. She was a Professional Fellow for the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival 

and Classic Lyric Arts Italy

In the world of new music, Maggie has played for composers including Edie Hill, 

Libby Larsen, and John Musto. She also enjoys the intersection of words and

music in original poetry writing, which has been set by composers for musical


Maggie's various accolades include awards for both vocal collaboration and piano

pedagogy. In 2021, she was the recipient of the Virginia Allison Collaborative Award

from the National Federation of Music Clubs as well as the Career Performance Grant from Sigma Alpha Iota. In 2020, Maggie started the podcast How It's Musically Made with a grant from the Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research at the Eastman School of Music.


Maggie received her Master of Music in Collaborative Piano from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, having studied with Jean Barr, held graduate assistantships in Studio Accompanying and Opera Accompanying, as well as the Ruth and Arno Drucker Scholarship and the Jean Barr Scholarship Awards. Maggie graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, where she studied with Amy Dorfman and was awarded the Michaelson Collaborative Arts Award and the Achievement in Teaching Award for Piano Pedagogy.

Currently based in Boulder, Colorado, Maggie enjoys freelancing, teaching a private piano studio, writing, and hiking.