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An evening of music for two pianos from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Each performance features a Whiteside pianist and guest artist.
The concert will feature the New York premier of Jeremy Siskind’s Perpetual Motion Etudes in a new version for two pianos. Grammy-winning classical pianist Angelin Chang will perform the notated compositions, and jazz pianist-composer Jeremy Siskind will improvise a counterpoint.
Vered Reznik & Eleonora Rotshteyn
Souvenirs, Opus 28 by Samuel Barber
Arranged for two pianos by Gold and Fizdale
Erika Dohi & Gabriel Zucker
Selections from Visions de l’Amen (1943) by Olivier Messiaen
Angelin Chang & Jeremy Siskind
Perpetual Motion Etudes for Piano by Jeremy Siskind
arranged for two pianos by the composer
Born and raised in Israel, pianist VERED REZNIK has delighted audiences in solo and chamber music recitals throughout Europe, Israel and the United States. Her appearances have included Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall, Vienna's Konzerthaus, and the Bayreuth, Janacek, and Israel Festivals. Vered holds degrees from the New England Conservatory and the Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem and currently teaches at the Hoff-Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale. In 2001, she moved to New York to study with Sophia Rosoff, and through her performances and teaching, Vered serves as an active advocate of the Whiteside and Rosoff school of playing.
Pianist and composer ELEONORA ROTSHTEYN is a winner of the National Young Pianist Competition, the World Piano Competition, and Leschetizky Society competition. She has made piano appearances in Russia and the US in various venues, some of which include Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and New York’s and New Jersey's Steinway Halls. Ms. Rotshteyn's works have been commissioned and performed by the Mannes Orchestra and numerous other chamber ensembles. Ms. Rotshteyn holds degrees from Mannes College of Music, and Queens College. She is a member of the faculty at Port Jefferson Music Academy, School for Strings, Hoff-Barthelson Music School and is an adjunct professor at BMCC, CUNY.
"Piano firebrand" (Brooklyn Rail) GABRIEL ZUCKER is a pianist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist from New York, whose work combines maximalist compositions with the progressive improvisation of New York’s creative music scene. His music has received two ASCAP composition awards, and has been praised in Downbeat (4.5 stars), All About Jazz (4.5 stars), Stereogum, Jazzwise, the New York Classical Review, and the New York City Jazz Record. A Yale graduate and Rhodes Scholar, Zucker has performed throughout New York at such venues as Carnegie Hall, The Stone, Roulette, and the Jazz Gallery, as well as in 22 countries around the world.
Pianist ERIKA DOHI a multi-faceted artist with an eclectic musical background that ranges from traditional classical music to improvisation and new music, has been described as a "dynamic" performer whose "technique is decidedly unidiomatic" (Classicalite). She is a member of the six-piano group Grand Band, which has an upcoming concert at Peak Performances at Montclair State University in February 2020. As an improviser, she recently joined avant-garde trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quintet and performed at SFJazz as part of ECM 50th Anniversary Festival. Erika is a co-founder of BLUEPRINTS Piano Series, a project that unites pianists from different genres for eclectic concerts that mix classical music, contemporary, jazz and improvisation. Erika is also the co-founder of RighteousGIRLS with flutist Gina Izzo. Currently she’s working on her solo debut album, consisting her own compositions and new commissions by Andy Akiho and William Brittelle.
Zucker and Dohi met six years ago at the Banff Jazz and Creative Music Workshop in 2013; they have previously collaborated on the American Festival of Microtonal Music's "transcendental" arrangement of Ives's Concord Sonata, and in the ensemble of trumpet player Wadada Leo Smith.
Classical pianist ANGELIN CHANG who serves as Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Cleveland State University, is the first American female and the first pianist of Asian heritage to be awarded the GRAMMY® for Best Instrumental Soloist with orchestra. She is the first American awarded First Prizes in both piano and chamber music during the same year from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, France. As the first Artist-in-Residence at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Ms. Chang participated in the development and launching of the Arts for Everyone initiative.
Jazz pianist JEREMY SISKIND is the winner of the Nottingham International Solo Piano Competition, the second-place finisher at the Montreux Solo Jazz Piano Competition, and a two-time laureate of the American Pianists Association. A professor at California’s Fullerton College, Siskind is known for his work as leader of his chamber jazz trio, the Housewarming Project, his extensive work in the pedagogical field including 12 publications with Hal Leonard, and his expert melding of classical and jazz aesthetics in projects like Impressions of Debussy, his 2020 duo collaboration with saxophonist Andrew Rathbun. Both Chang and Siskind are Yamaha artists.