Canadian-born pianist, Shirley Pethes Aliferis, received the A.R.C.T. from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto, Artist Diploma from the University of Toronto, and the M.M. from Indiana University. At Indiana, Mrs. Aliferis studied with György Sebök and was his Assistant. She has also studied with Alberto Guerrero, Vlado Perlemuter, Adele Marcus, William Masselos, and Ilona Kabos, and worked with such notable musicians as Kathleen Parlow, Aksel Schiotz, Josef Gingold and Janos Starker.

Mrs. Aliferis has concertized extensively as a soloist, in chamber music recitals, and with orchestra in Canada, the United States, Austria, Greece, Holland, and England, where she gave her Wigmore Hall debut in 1974.

Shirley P. Aliferis taught in the School of Music at West Chester University in Pennsylvania for thirty-four years and was Chair of the Keyboard Department for ten years. Mrs.Aliferis retired from West Chester in 2002.

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