MELANIE MONSOUR
pianist, composer

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.

This new CD is called "Echoes Of Light" and is now available on CDBaby.

Work begins on a new CD to be released, summer, 2014.

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.

She continues to play for Movements classes annually in the US, and most recently Corfu, Greece and in South Korea in July/August 2013.
When home in Santa Fe, Monsour can be heard, Sundays playing solo piano at the Museum Hill Cafe, museumhillcafe.net.









  Artist Statement:  I have been wondering about the world of sound and feeling for as long as I can remember.
  My work continues to examine the ways in which music can provoke reactions in the listener, myself included.
  Like breath and light, music is elemental and its potency can barely be assessed.
  I hope to live in, and create through this world for the rest of my life on earth. thank you.


the most recent CD,  released in June, 2013 is available through CDbaby.com