New York Piano Society Presents a Midwinter Concert

Madison, NJ - (February 4, 2010) – The public is invited to a free Midwinter Concert featuring outstanding amateur artists who are members of the New York Piano Society. The concert will be held in Hennessy Hall (The Mansion) on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham, 285 Madison Avenue (Route 124), Madison, N.J., on Sunday, February 21 at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

This program will include works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Debussy. A reception follows the concert. 

The program includes a guest appearance by 12-year-old violinist Hana Mundiya, who will perform a Mozart sonata with a New York Piano Society member. Hana has been a violin student of Arik Braude and Sophie Arbuckle since the age of 4, and has participated in recitals and benefit concerts for the School for Strings in New York. In 2007 she appeared numerous times as a soloist in France, playing Vivaldi and Bach violin concertos, and In 2009 she performed with the Lalo Symphonie Espagnole with the Minsk Festival Orchestra. 

The New York Piano Society, Inc. is dedicated to discovering and nurturing talented performers whose primary professions lie outside the field of music performance. The Society provides a nourishing environment through recitals, special events with concert artists, workshops and social events and seeks to foster relationships between non-professional and professional pianists so they can learn from and inspire each other, according to founder Elena Leonova.

Performers and repertoire for the next concert season are chosen by an audition.  Membership is comprised of individuals with a diverse range of ages and vocations.
The Society is supported by private tax-deductible contributions from people or organizations that believe in giving performance opportunities and exposure to amateur artists.

Leonova has appeared in recitals and as a soloist with orchestras throughout the U.S. and abroad. A graduate of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, she is currently on the faculty of Mannes College of Music.

For more information call (800) 862-4630 x48, or (609) 937-9239. This event is sponsored by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Becton College of Arts and Sciences and The New York Piano Society. 

For Immediate Release

Lenfell Hall, in the Mansion

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