Samantha Ege

About Samantha Ege

Pianist Samantha Ege has specialized in the music of African-American female composers. She is also a noted musicologist who has written extensively about music by Black women in Chicago between the world wars. In 2018, Ege released her debut album, Four Women: Music for solo piano by Price, Kaprálová, Bilsland & Bonds. It contained the world premiere of composer Ethel Bilsland's The Birthday Party. Ege has often performed as a lecture-recitalist, focusing on the work of Price and other women composers. In 2022, she issued the recital album Black Renaissance Woman, featuring music by Price, Bonds, Nora Holt, Helen Hagan, and Betty Jackson King.

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