Ilona Oltuski was born in Germany, where she studied art history and published her doctorate about the Bezalel art movement. She discovered her penchant for writing again much later, through another interest of hers, the piano. Having taken lessons at the Hoch’sche Conservatory in Frankfurt, founded by Clara Schuman, she continued studying piano when she moved to New York, where she now lives with her husband and kids. Through conversations with a variety of pianists from amateurs to professional performers, Ilona – a passionate amateur herself – made her reentry into the writing world by sharing her experiences, quest, and lust for piano playing with the public. View my personal website at: http://getclassical.org
“We present 52 weeks of continuous programming, all year around”, Peskanov explains. “It is, in a real sense, music in motion.”
And so the title of the Chinese folksong she performed that night became the motto of her career as a professional musician.
Dorman’s latest composition will have its world premiere this October, with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra under Zubin Mehta in Tel Aviv.
On February 22, 2011, Yefim Bronfman will be guest performing with Maestro Mehta and the orchestra at that AFIPO Annual Gala Concert.
Under the tutelage of the Golandsky Institute Symposium, the nightly public concerts not only benefited the Princeton community, but also served as an extension to the daily workshops, lessons and seminars...
Until you’ve turned your passion into a career, you are—whether you like it or not—an amateur.
Yes — I loved this work of indestructible art, and it did speak directly to my heart.
"The years working with Shure were life-changing and whenever I listen to him play I remember the times and his uncompromising, loving presence..."
"My goal has always been to bring the world as close together as possible through music — music we all know, and new music never performed."
Pianist Sandro Russo explores the famed Steinway CD-75: "a magic piano that can absorb every personal emotion the performer puts into the instrument..."