Sit back, relax and enjoy the music at NYPA’s upcoming events!
Gila Goldstein, Pianist in Concert
Saturday, May 16th, 2015 @ 7:30pm
On Saturday, May 16, 2015 @ 7:30pm, acclaimed concert pianist Gila Goldstein will perform a solo recital in the spirit of celebrating important life and career anniversaries at the New York Piano Academy. She will be performing a selection of piano gems which reflect her life-long dedication to the art of piano playing, including the Chaconne by Bach-Busoni, 8 Klavierstücke op. 76 by Brahms, miniatures by Schubert-Liszt, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Chopin, Poulenc, Mompou, De Falla, and the World Premiere of Ronn Yedidia’s Waltz no. 16.
About the Artist
Pianist Gila Goldstein who is known as a versatile musician has captivated audiences around the world with her unique artistry and soulful interpretations. Based in New York City in the past 27 years and has been sharing her life between Boston and New York since 2010, she serves on the piano faculty at Boston University School of Music and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. This coming September Gila will also join the piano faculty at the New York University Steinhardt School’s Department of Music and Performing Arts.
Gila Goldstein has performed as a solo artist and a collaborative pianist throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Asia, Europe and Israel. Her most notable performances included the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta Da Camera in Mexico City and the Lincoln Symphony in Nebraska, as well as recitals and concerts at Lincoln Center and Merkin Hall in New York City, Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano, Beijing Concert Hall, China, the Purcell Room at the South Bank Center in London, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Musée de Louvre and Cité des Arts in Paris, Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Old First Church and Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco, Gardner Museum in Boston, Dame Myra Hess concert series, Ravinia’s “Rising Stars” Series and Symphony Hall in Chicago, ”Great Performances“ series in St. Louis, Henry Crown Hall in Jerusalem and the Tel Aviv Museum, among others.
A Board member of the American Liszt Society (ALS) and the Founder-President of its NY/NJ Chapter since 1992, she has been a frequent guest performer at the ALS annual festivals in the USA and Canada.
A champion of the music of Israel’s leading composer Paul Ben-Haim for nearly two decades as a performer and recording artist, Gila has recorded two volumes of his entire piano and chamber works on the Centaur label. The recordings have received rave reviews worldwide.
Gila Goldstein holds her music degrees in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Prof. Nina Svetlanova and the Tel-Aviv University’s Samuel Rubin Academy of Music (currently Buchman-Mehta School of Music) where her teacher was Prof. Victor Derevianko.
Upcoming performances this summer and next season include recitals in Korea, Kansas, Boston, Los Angeles and Miami, as well as her debut with the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion in September 2015.
Please visit her web site: www.gilagoldstein.com
Jochem Le Cointre, Composer-Pianist
Saturday, April 18th 2015 @ 7:30pm
The New York Piano Academy is excited to host an evening of exhilarating new music exploring the jazz and classical worlds of sound, presented by Jochem le Cointre and performed by a group of virtuoso musicians and artists. This performance will feature exciting new compositions by Jochem le Cointre, whose studies at the New York Piano Academy for the past three years have included piano and composition. The program is a collage of both live improvisation and through-composed forms, resulting in a vibrant music that is full of drama and energy, including the world premiere of Jochem le Cointre’s Bartholomeus Piano Trio and his large-scale jazz piece: Mirages of Namib. This evening’s concert will take you on a musical journey exploring new horizons of sound and emotion: from deep romanticism to joy and celebration!
About the Artist
Jochem le Cointre is a young jazz and classical pianist and composer based in New York City, performing frequently at Smalls Jazz Club, Madison Square Garden, and Monk Winter Garden Festival and many others. Originally from Leeuwarden, Netherlands, he received his musical education from an early age in classical and jazz piano performance. In 2006 and 2008 he won prizes at the national jazz competition (Princess Christina Concours) and he partook in summer schools in Rotterdam. In 2009 he reached the finals of the Dutch Wind Ensemble composer’s competition with his piece ‘The Night without You’. At the New School Summer program in Italy, 2011, he was selected as one of the top students and was awarded a scholarship for the New School jazz program. Le Cointre has studied with jazz greats like Reggie Workman, Hal Garper, Don Friedman and studied orchestration and chamber music performance at Mannes College.
The concert will feature the notable Anat Almani and Adrian Daurov. Anat Almani made her Carnegie Hall debut at the age of sixteen under the baton of Alexander Schneider. Almani has been heard on New York radio on the McGraw Hill Young Artists Showcase hosted by Robert Sherman. In addition to her teaching at the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division, she is an artist faculty member of the Academy of Music Festival. She has taught in Siena, Italy and presented master classes in Argentina and in Israel. Adrian Daurov is a versatile cellist, who performs on world-famous concert stages including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Madison Square Garden. After studying at the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia, Adrian received the Jerome L. Greene Scholarship to study at the Juilliard School with the renowned cello pedagogues Andre Emelianoff and David Soyer (of the Guarneri Quartet) where he completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in 2009. Also performing in the concert are Kyle Poole, Daryl Johns, Bryan Qu, Matt Bumgardner, Jasper Dutz, Cody Rowlands, and Nicholas Greenberg.
Arthur Hart, Pianist, In Concert
Saturday, March 22nd 2014 @ 7:30pm
$15 general admission; $10 students and seniors
On March 22nd, 2014, New York Piano Academy is proud and excited to present a virtuoso concert by pianist Arthur Hart. Mr. Hart will present a daring program of pieces by Chopin, Liszt, Scriabin, Ravel and Yedidia.
Ballade No. 1, Op. 23, in G Minor | Frederic Chopin
Sonata in B Minor, S. 178 | Franz Liszt
I. Lento assai – Allegro energico
II. Grandioso – Recitativo
III. Andante sostenuto – Quasi adagio
IV. Allegro energico – Stretta quasi presto – Presto – Prestissimo – Andante sostenuto – Allegro moderato – Lento assai
Four Etudes, Op. 8 | Alexander Scriabin
No. 10 in Db Major
No. 9 in G# minor
No. 11 in Bb minor
No. 12 in D# minor
Ondine, from “Gaspard de la Nuit” | Maurice Ravel
Grand Etude No. 7 in F# Major, “The Flight Over the Ocean” | Ronn Yedidia
Prophets | Ronn Yedidia
Piano Sonata No. 3, “Outcries” | Ronn Yedidia