More About the Author
Carol Montparker, pianist and writer, has received highest praises for her concerts, CDs, and four books on music.
From early childhood Montparker's identity, her passport, her core experiences were as a musician. Stories from her life in music are the material for The Blue Piano and Other Stories. Insights and wisdom from her years as performer and teacher provide the material for the essays in A Pianist's Landscape. Her tangential career in music journalism began with the writing of her Chronicle: The Anatomy of a New York Debut Recital, a diary of her own debut at Carnegie recital Hall in 1976.Glenn Gould responded to her book, "This is the most un-put-downable piece of music journalism I have come across in many years!" Thus, Ms. Montparker began writing along with performing--books and numerous articles (including 20 years as senior editor of Clavier, articles for The New York Times, Newsday, and virtually every music publication.)
Montparker has received hundreds of responsive letters, a phenomenon that has continued throughout her career as active recitalist and lecturer in universities, piano festivals and conferences, museums, libraries, and her own workshops. Audiences and readers have consistently reaffirmed her natural ability to address the essence and spirit of music-making. Carol Montparker is a Steinway Artist, and this coming Fall will start a new series The Composers' Landscape, workshops featuring the masterpieces of single composers, including her performance, lecture, and coaching.(Please see www.montparker.com for details.)Montparker maintains an active private teaching studio in Huntington, New York. Please pay a visit to her website www.montparker.com
The following new series of events will be presented by Steinway Artist Carol Montparker at the Steinway Piano Gallery of Long Island:
The Composer's Landscape Series
Steinway Piano Gallery
505 Walt Whitman Rd, Melville, NY
BRAHMS - April 9, 2010, 7:30 PM
CHOPIN - February 19, 2010, 7:30 PM
(A bicentennial celebration of the composer's birth.)
BACH - December 11, 2009, 7:30 PM
MOZART - October 16, 2009, 7:30 PM
Pianists, piano teachers, and students are invited to participate in, or audit the new series entitled The Composer's Landscape, presented by Steinway Artist, Carol Montparker. At each of the two-hour workshops, Ms. Montparker will begin by performing a major work by the composer-in-focus followed by a talk and discussion about the essential elements of performing his piano works. Each of four selected pianists will then participate with their works-in-progress in the master class. Auditions will be held at Steinway Gallery of Long Island. For more information about participating in or attending these events, please call 631-424-0525. A nominal fee of $10. will be charged to auditors. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly suggested.
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