New York Piano Society Presents Pianists and Violinist in Free Concert

Madison, NJ - (September 16, 2008) – The public is invited to a free concert of classical piano music, featuring a guest appearance by violin prodigy Stasz Klinge-Loy, on Sunday, October 12, 2008, at 2 p.m. The program will include compositions by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Scriabin, Bartok and Ginastera among others. The concert, in Hennessy Hall (The Mansion) at FDU’s College at Florham, in Madison, N.J., will be followed by a reception to meet the artists.

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Becton College of Arts and Sciences and The New York Piano Society sponsor the event. 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. In addition to a surgeon from Morristown Memorial Hospital, performers will include a college professor, a member of the clergy, a psychiatrist and scientist.

Morristown resident and 17-year old violin prodigy Stasz Klinge-Loy will perform in ensemble with a member of NYPS. Klinge-Loy, who began his violin studies at the age three in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is currently studying with Shirley Givens in the pre-college division of The Juilliard School. This past summer, critics acclaimed him during his participation in the InterHarmony International Music Festivals in Germany.

According to founder and artistic director of the Society, Elena Leonova, the objective of the New York Piano Society is to “establish a venue to enable amateurs to perform publicly.”

Leonova has been critically acclaimed by the major press and has been the first prizewinner in several American piano competitions. She has appeared in recitals and as a soloist with orchestras throughout the U.S. and abroad. She is a graduate of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and currently on the faculty of Mannes College of Music.

The October 12 concert at FDU 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.

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