Barbara Lister-Sink is an internationally acclaimed performer and global leader in injury-preventive keyboard technique. A graduate of Smith College and recipient of the Prix d’Excellence from Utrecht Conservatory, she is currently Artist-in-Residence at Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC. Her video/DVD Freeing the Caged Bird won the 2002 MTNA-Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy National Award. Her teachers include Guido Agosti, Edith Lateiner-Grosz, John Duke, Margaret Mueller and Clemens Sandresky. Formerly keyboardist for the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, she has taught at Duke University, Brevard Music Center and was on the Artist Faculty of the Eastman School of Music. She has performed as soloist throughout Europe and North American and has collaborated with many of America’s most distinguished musicians. Her performances have also been broadcast on NPR, CBC and Radio Netherlands.
As a world leader in teaching injury-preventive technique, Lister-Sink has given numerous presentations for national and international music organizations, including the MTNA, the World Piano Pedagogy Conference, the Canadian Professional Piano Teachers Association, the International Klavar Foundation, and the European Piano Teachers Association, London, England Chapter. She appears frequently as state MTNA convention artist, and in 1992 she was a presenter and performer for the First World Congress of Arts and Medicine in New York City. Lister-Sink’s articles and reviews have appeared in leading music journals, as well as in the Southern Medical Journal and Current Research in Arts Medicine. She was cited in the 2000 Centennial Edition of Piano & Keyboard as one of the pedagogical leaders of the 20th century.
Through her video/DVD, intensive training workshops, in addition to hundreds of workshops at universities, conservatories, summer institutes, AGO chapters and professional organizations, Lister-Sink has helped thousands of keyboardists from around the world remove technical obstacles to their musical development.