New York Piano Society Members in Free Concert of Classical Music for Piano
Madison, NJ (March 7, 2008) — The public is invited to a free concert of classical piano music featuring works by Grieg, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Chopin, Glier and others on Sunday, March 30, 2008, at 2 p.m.
FDU’s Becton College of Arts and Sciences and The New York Piano Society presents the concert in Hennessy Hall (The Mansion) on FDU’s College at Florham Campus, Madison, NJ.
The performers are members of the New York Piano Society — outstanding amateur performers who have established careers in other than the music field. Performers at the March 30 concert will include prominent New York physicians, a social worker, an attorney, an executive director of a major investment firm, a professor emeritus of chemistry among others.
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 pianist Elena Leonova, the founder and the artistic director of the society, 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.
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 US 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 on the faculties of a number of international music festivals including Festival Philharmonica de las Americas in Mexico, Saluzzo 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 March 30 concert is free and open to the public. The doors will open at 1:30 p.m. For more information call (973) 443- 8661, (800) 862-4630 x48, or (609) 937-9239.