A native of North Carolina, pianist Allison Freeman is equally established as a soloist and collaborator. She earned her Master’s degree at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University as a student of Boris Slutsky, and completed her undergraduate studies with Alvin Chow at Oberlin Conservatory. Among the festivals Freeman has attended are the Southeastern Piano Festival, Meadowmount School of Music, Bowdoin International Music Festival, The Banff Arts Centre, and Beijing International Music Festival and Academy. She has performed in master classes with such artists as Jon Nakamatsu, Richard Goode, and Matti Raekallio. Freeman has received top prizes in a number of competitions, including the Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition, the Arthur Fraser International Concerto Competition, and the Beijing International Music Festival and Academy Competition. As the winner of the Richard R. Deas Concerto Competition, Freeman appeared as soloist with both the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra and the Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra. A recipient of the Rudolf Serkin Prize, Freeman was also named a winner in the 2015-16 Oberlin Senior Concerto Competition, and appeared as soloist with the Oberlin Orchestra. In addition to her pursuits as a soloist, Freeman served as a graduate assistant at Peabody in accompanying, with a focus on string repertoire. She has also has served as a collaborative pianist for the Castleman Quartet Program, and as piano faculty at the Heifetz Institute. While at Oberlin, Freeman also studied cello with Darrett Adkins. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing and skydiving.