NY Piano Society To Hold Auditions in February

Madison, NJ - (January 28, 2010) - The New York Piano Society (NYPS) will hold auditions in New Jersey on Sunday, February 7, at 12 p.m. The Society seeks accomplished amateur pianists who have established careers in other than music fields, college students who are not majoring in music, and young instrumentalists who may be selected for positions as guest artists with NYPS in future concerts.

The New Jersey auditions will be held in Hennessy Hall, on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham, 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ. There is a $20 audition fee. Depending on the performance readiness of the pianists, members may perform in one or two concerts and participate in all Society events during the year. A series of concerts in collaboration with Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey has been scheduled for this coming year.

The New York Piano Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 2005 by pianist Elena Leonova. “We provide a nourishing environment for amateur performers through recitals, special events with concert artists, workshops and social events. This is a service that provides opportunities for public performance and guidance if the auditioner is not performance ready,” says Leonova.

Leonova, a graduate of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, has appeared in recitals and as soloist with orchestras at Lincoln Center, Kaufman Hall of the 92nd Street Y and Carnegie Recital Hall.

Leonova, currently on the faculty of Mannes College of Music, has taught at the New England Conservatory, SUNY Purchase and Rowan University in New Jersey. She has served on the juries of numerous international piano competitions.

To learn more about the New York Piano Society and apply for the New Jersey auditions, visit www.newyorkpianosociety.com.

For information, call NYPS at (609) 937.9239 or (800) 862.4630 x48. For directions to FDU’s College at Florham call 973.443.8661.

For Immediate Release

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