The New York Piano Society is proud to announce the Opening Concert of the 2016-2017 Season. An exciting program to commemorate the 11th year of artistic success. Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Liebermann and more performed by NYPS concert pianists, who are professionals in fields other than music. Special Guest Artist: LEONID SUSHANSKY is the violinist and Artistic Director of the National Chamber Ensemble. The Washington Post has hailed Mr. Sushansky for his "gorgeous tone, compelling musical personality…passionate intensity.” Prior to founding the NCE in 2007, he served as Concertmaster of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra from 2000-2007 and was on the Faculty of University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Meet the performers at the reception to follow!
Watch our video featuring our NYPS Artistic Director Elena Leonova and NYPS member Dr. Len Horovitz.
The New York Piano Society, Inc., is a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering and developing talented pianists whose primary profession or field of study is in a non-musical area. Founded in 2005 by pianist Elena Leonova, NYPS aims to be New York’s premier organization for pianists of diverse backgrounds and professions, brought together by a shared experience that is founded on their love for the piano and for classical music. NYPS presents gifted pianists from diverse professions (doctors, lawyers, architects, policemen) and cultivates their musical development through public recitals.
NYPS provides regular public recitals, each featuring a selection of our performers, members of NYPS that have been enthusiastically received by our audiences. This format enables us to provide a nourishing environment for the development of the performer and to present a program selection and a variety of solo and chamber repertoire for the enjoyment of the concert-goer. We have presented concerts in New York City at Carnegie Hall (Weill Hall), Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center, Hunter College, Concert Hall of the German Consulate, Steinway Hall and Liederkranz Hall, and in New Jersey at Lenfell Hall of Fairleigh Dickinson University. In addition, NYPS frequently invites distinguished professional artists and gifted young musicians as guest performers. In past seasons we have featured many noted concert instrumentalists, vocalists and professors of leading musical institutions, including the legendary pianist Byron Janis and renowned flutist Carol Wincenc.
NYPS’ mission is to celebrate with our audiences the idea that musical development and enjoyment is a life-long process that is independent of one’s vocational activity. NYPS is a 501(c)3 corporation that is supported by private tax-deductible contributions from individuals and organizations who believe in this mission.