Fairleigh Dickinson University and the New York Piano Society Present Pianist Dr. Henri Delbeau
Madison, NJ (April 22, 2008) - Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Becton College of Arts and Sciences and The New York Piano Society invite the public to see award winning pianist Henri Delbeau, M.D. perform works by Chopin, Listz, Debussy and Gershwin and others on May 18, 2008 at 12:30 p.m. The event will be held in Hennessy Hall (The Mansion) on FDU’s College at Florham Campus, Madison, N.J.
“Dr. Delbeau is a unique artist who combines incredible virtuoso qualities with the finest craftsmanship of sound, timing, imagination and charisma,” stated Elena Leonova, the Founder and the Artistic Director of the New York Piano Society. “We are delighted to have him as our performing member.”
Dr. Delbeau, who graduated from the Cornell University College of Medicine, did his internal medicine residency at the New York Hospital. He is currently an inpatient internist at the Long Island Jewish Hospital where is also an Assistant Director in the Medicine Residency Program as well as an inpatient Ward Director.
Dr. Delbeau began playing piano at the age of seven and has since performed in countless solo recitals and with many orchestras. Dr. Delbeau is the First Prize Winner of piano competitions,including those in Boston, the Northeastern Piano Competition, The Washington International Piano Competitions, and a finalist of the Van Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition and most recently, the Grand-Prize winner of the Berlin International Piano Competition for Amateurs.
Highly acclaimed by the press, Dr. Delbeau performed this past season in New York, Washington and Berlin. this summer he is scheduled for a solo recital on Paris National Radio.
At a reception following his performance at FDU, the audience will have the opportunity to meet Dr. Delbeau.
Based in New York City, The New York Piano Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering and nurturing talented performers whose primary professions lie outside the field of music performance.
According to the Founder and Artistic Director, Elena Leonova, the objective of the New York Piano Society is to “establish a venue to enable amateurs to perform publicly.” The Society brings together people of varying vocations for a shared experience founded on their love of the piano and classical music. NYPS provides a nourishing environment through recitals and special events with the distinguished concert artists. This past season, the list of guest musicians included the legendary panist Byron Janis, renouned flutist Carol Wincenc, and professors at the Juilliard School, the Mannes College, Manhattan School and other major musical initutions.
Elena Leonova emigrated from the Soviet Union, where she graduated from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Critically acclaimed by the major press and the first prizewinner in several American piano competitions, she has appeared in recitals and as soloist with orchestras throughout the U.S. and abroad. Elena Leonova was heard at Lincoln Center, Kaufman Hall of the 92nd Street Y and Carnegie Recital Hall in New York and in the major halls of Los Angeles, Rome, and Mexico City. She has served on the juries of numerous international piano competitions and performed and taught on a number of international music festivals including Festival Philharmonica de las Americas in Mexico, the Saluzzo Festival in Italy, Inter-Harmony in Germany and many others. Elena Leonova is currently on the faculty of Mannes College of Music and her past teaching credits include positions at the New England Conservatory, SUNY Purchase, Rowan University and collaboration with New York University.
The May 18 concert is free and open to the public. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. For more information call FDU at (973) 443- 8661,or the New York Piano Society at (800) 862-4630 x48, or (609) 937-9239.