Pavel Nersessian, master pianist and soprano Katrin Bulke in recital at St. John's in the Village

Join our season opener of GetClassical, the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture and St.John in the Village, with master pianist PAVEL NERSESSIAN and the charismatic soprano KATRIN BULKE, as we begin to plan our school visits with great performers in schools and invite the classroom to the concert. STAY TUNED FOR MORE CONCERT UPDATES by GETCLASSICAL and its initiative GETCLASSICAL IN SCHOOL. Please support us with your participation, donation or sharing with...
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Pavel Nersessian - Pianism Of A Deeply Reflective Nature

No matter what Pavel Nersessian plays at the piano—and his repertoire is un-endingly large and varied—his rich sound easily puts one deeply into the musical world of the composer. “The more polyphonic the character of the music,” he explains, “the better it facilitates balanced playing, bringing out the subtle coloring of each voice. Tureck, for example,” he says, referring to Rosalyn Tureck, the daughter of a Kiev cantor, harpsichordist, and pianist, who earned a...
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In alliance with its awarded artists: American Pianists Association

Pianists Sean Chen (2013) and Drew Petersen (2017), the two winners of its classical section, share their experiences at APA. “Sean Chen and Drew Petersen represent the zenith of piano playing. Both have unique musical gifts and interests, and are deeply compelling performing artists. I regard them as being in the top echelon of their generation of American pianists,” says Joel Harrison, APA’s longtime leading force. The American Pianists Association nurtures the artistic growth...
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Wei Luo, blissful individuality at the piano

“Wei is a young lady now, who deserves to go very far. She is not only a wonderful musical powerhouse but a brilliant thinker, who goes way beyond the score and brings her own ideas to everything she approaches,” says Gary Graffman, Wei Luo’s trusted mentor since she arrived at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music at the age of 13, chaperoned by her mother. Under the tutelage of the legendary Graffman, who still joins...
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Music Traveler – Practice Rooms For Musicians Now Uber Style

Every musician knows about the predicament of finding a practice room to rehearse on a decent piano before a recital, with a larger than usual ensemble or even a dance group, without irritating their neighbors. Especially travelling musicians are often struggling for accommodations, looking for ways to make their lives easier when hauling their instruments from one end of the city to the next. Providing assistance for musicians’ varied needs is the mission of...
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Bing Hao Li and Parker Van Ostrand – piano competition winners of the 7th.annual PYPA

A native of Shanghai, China, the now 25 years old Bing Hao is this year’s winner of the senior division’s first prize at the Philadelphia Young Pianists Academy’s competition. (Photo: Prize Winners at PYPA Parker Van Ostrand and Bing Has Li with the festival’s director Ching-Yun Hu, by Ilona Oltuski) The popular summer hub for Philadelphia’s music lovers and eager students from near and far, now in its 7thseason continues its well visited season...
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Pawel Knapik – Staying true to who you are as a human and as a musician.

For the Polish-born double bassist, composer, and educator being a musician in New York City is about the enormous variety of endeavors he is constantly engaged in. Each of them informs the other and together they transpire into his mission of music making at the highest level. For the past sixteen years, the Manhattan School of Music graduate became a devoted member of Orchestra of St. Luke’s, which grew from a virtuoso group of...
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Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School - Old School Meets New Age Spirit In Forming The Musician of the 21st century

It’s that eventful time in anticipation of summer break and at the Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School, kids conclude their school-year with some unique highlights. While some are busy preparing for their participation in the Kaufman Center International Youth Competition, the winners of the Special Music School’s High school Concerto Competition get to indulge in an exciting firsthand experience on stage: performing as soloists with an orchestra. Under the baton of David Bernard...
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Reed Tetzloff – worthy heir to the American spirit of pianism

Critics don’t easily assign adjectives like: “enthralls audiences with his magical tone,” (The Cincinnati Enquirer) and “ebullient virtuosity,” (Gramophone Magazine) unless marking a mature artist, concertizing for the better part of an established career. Such praise associated with the merely twenty-seven-year-old American pianist Reed Tetzloff from Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a telltale sign of how extraordinarily this young artist’s talent evolves within today’s classical piano presence, densely populated with numerous ascending protagonists of the art...
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The Attacca Quartet – dynamic imperative to dive into the next note

Far and between today’s copious landscapes of string quartets, the Attacca Quartet has distinguished itself for its captivating appearances and an aptitude for contemporary projects, yet equally high esteem for the traditional classical repertoire. Says founding member and cellist of the ensemble Andrew Yee: “When Amy and I formed the quartet with mutual Juilliard friends [in its original formation] in 2003, string quartets were becoming cool already, but there were not nearly as many...
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