Since 1992, Melanie Monsour has been playing music for the Gurdjieff Sacred Movements in the US, Europe, Australia, Chile and Canada.
In 2007 she began to concentrate on presenting selections from the concert repertoire of Gurdjieff/deHartmann and her own work.
In August 2007 she gave a concert in Moscow, at the Scriabin Museum to a standing room only audience.
In April 2008 she returned to Russia for performances in three venues; an historic monastery in Yaroslavl, a salon in the Sheremetev Palace and Museum of Musical Instruments in St. Petersburg and at the Armory Museum at the Kremlin in Moscow.
That July 2008 she played to a sold out audience in Rome, Italy.
On November 1st she presented the final concert of this tour in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Back home in Santa Fe, Melanie has released a CD of music inspired by the study of Enneagram personality types.
She has released the fourth in a series of seven CDs that present her compositions on solo piano and is now working on the 5th which will be out this summer..
Her last CD, 'Echos of Light', as well as her others are available on CDBaby, Amazon, ITunes, etc.
Melanie has been an adjunct professor at Santa Fe University of Art and Design for several years and enjoys being part of their Contemporary Music Program. When home in Santa Fe, Melanie often plays in the myriad of cafes, restaurants and galleries around town.
'IN JUNE, 2014, I AM PLAYING FOR THE INTERNATIONAL GURDJIEFF SACRED MOVEMENTS RETREAT IN CORFU, GREECE.' www.movements-retreat.org