Ingrid von Spakovsky has a Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Illinois where her teachers included Joel Shapiro, William Heiles, and Soulima Stravinsky. She also received a scholarship to study at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria with Heinz Scholtz.
Ms. von Spakovsky is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music has an extensive private studio. She is a member of the Classical Blues Cabaret with classical guitarist, Phil Weaver and blues guitarist Dave Gallaher which has performed at Birmingham City Stages, the City Lights and Stars Concert Series, and the W.C. Handy festival for several years. Ms. von Spakovsky is also the pianist for the guitar/piano duo Consonare which has toured throughout the United States and England and has played at New York City’s North River Concert Series, Hofstra University’s International Concert Series, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Vanderbilt University, Birmingham City Stages, the Nonsuch Guitar Society in London and the York Arts Center in York, England where the duo was interviewed on BBC radio.
Consonare’s CD on the ACA Digital label won rave reviews in Fanfare Magazine and 20th Century Guitar and was broadcast on Peach State Public Radio, WABE Atlanta, WNYC New York City and Philadelphia’s Temple Public Radio where Consonare was interviewed on the show “Crossover”.