Steinway Nashville Pianos

Secrets of Steinway Seminar 7/9 at 7pm

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The Steinway Seminar Series
comes to Nashville!
Steinway pianos are considered the piano by which all others are judged by the world over, but have you ever wondered what makes them the best?
Steinway Piano Gallery is proud to host a Steinway Representative from The Factory as he presents the many Secrets of Steinway.
The Secrets of Steinway
July 9th at 7pm

This informative seminar will include information about the most important patents all the way down to the most intriguing nuances that go into the making of a Steinway.
 
We will explain how Steinway invented the modern grand piano and how, even though many companies have tried to copy Steinway’s techniques, no one has succeeded in duplicating the Steinway sound.

Teacher Appreciation Brunch 8/22

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the
Nashville Association of Piano Guild Teachers
and a Welcome Back 
Partners in Excellence 
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon!
Hosted by Steinway Piano Gallery!
Friday, August 22nd at 10am
at Steinway Piano Gallery
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Complimentary Teachers Brunch Beginning at 10am.
Followed By:                                      
 
~ Welcome from Steinway Piano Gallery 
 
~ Welcome from the GUILD and Celebration of 50 years
 
~ Brief overview of new things in 2014 from Steinway
 
~ Ample time to network with fellow teachers
 
This is our way of saying THANK YOU for what you do for our community!

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Steinway Piano Gallery 
Home of Steinway & Sons
 
4285 Sidco D.
Nashville, TN 37204

www.steinwaynashville.com

5/22 Arunesh Nadgir 7pm

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Proudly Presents
Arunesh Nadgir
Thursday, May 22 at 7pm
Arunesh Nadgir 
MTSU Professor of Piano 
Steinway Piano Gallery is hosting Arunesh Nadgir accomplished professor of piano at Middle Tennessee State University in a solo piano recital.This recital is free and open to the public.
 
Thursday
May 22
7pm

Steinway Piano Gallery

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Praised for his passionate, sensitive, and thoughtful musical style, pianist Arunesh Nadgir has performed as soloist and chamber musician in the United States, South America, Europe, and Asia.  He has performed in venues including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre, and Jordan Hall, and has participated in several international music festivals including the Millennium International Piano Festival, The Moulin d’Ande Festival, and the Kneisel Hall Summer Music Festival.  He has been heard on WPLN and WNYC in live radio broadcasts.  Highlights from this past season included a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra, solo recitals in Tennessee and Michigan, and a performance with the Grammy-nominated ALIAS chamber ensemble in the world premiere of John Marvin’s Sonata for Oboe and Piano.   This season includes solo engagements in Alabama, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, as well as several chamber music events including a performance of Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time with the Stones River Chamber Players and oboe recitals with Roger Wiesmeyer of the Nashville Symphony.  

 

An accomplished teacher, Nadgir is an Assistant Professor of Piano at Middle Tennessee State University.  He maintains a private piano studio, is the President of the Middle Tennessee Music Teachers Association, and teaches at the Point CounterPoint Music Camp in Vermont during the summer.  He has previously held teaching positions at New England Conservatory’s Preparatory and Continuing Education Departments, the Eastman School of Music, The Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and the Palisades School of Music.  His students have won prizes at pre-college and college level music competitions including the Beethoven Club of Memphis Young Artist Competition, the University of Rochester Concerto Competition, and the Wagner College Young Musicians Competition.

 

Nadgir began taking piano lessons at the age of seven with Michael Thomopoulos and later studied under Wha Kyung Byun, Robert McDonald, and Natalya Antonova.  He has performed in master classes conducted by many world-renowned musicians including Julian Martin, Joseph Kalichstein, Roger Tapping, Pamela Frank, and Daniel Pollack.  Nadgir holds degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music, The Juilliard School, and the Eastman School of Music.   

TTU Showcase 2/2 -3pm

Department of Music Showcase Concert
Sunday, February 2nd at 3pm
Tennessee Tech
Department of Music
Steinway Showcase 
 
Sunday
February 
2nd
3:00 pm

Steinway Piano Gallery
Steinway Piano Gallery is hosting Tennessee Tech Department of Music in a showcase concert. This is a great time to come and enjoy a variety of music from students and faculty. GOING TO COLLEGE SOON?There will be professors and the Department Chair at the concert and will be able to answer questions about Tennessee Tech’s music program should you be looking at colleges!

Steinway Society: 2/23 3pm @Brentwood Library

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in partnership with
 Brentwood Public Library
presents

Vanderbilt Blair School of Music Keyboard Faculty

LIVE

at the Brentwood Library
Sunday, February 23rd
3:00PM

FREE OF CHARGE!
Limited Space.
REGISTRATION FOR SEATS
IS REQUIRED!

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 23RD @ 3PM

RSVP HERE FOR SEATS! THEY WILL GO QUICKLY!!

Vanderbilt Blair School of Music Keyboard Faculty:

The Blair School of Music provides undergraduate conservatory-style education in music performance, theory, and history. They also offer pre-college music classes for gifted students and classes for adults.

Come enjoy an afternoon of beautiful classical piano performances.

Bios (Shortened)

Lauren Coplan – Lauren was a member of the piano faculty at Mannes College of Music in New York City for 13 years before moving to Nashville in 2007 with her husband, songwriter and music producer Jeff Coplan.

Since relocating to Nashville, Coplan has performed with members of the Nashville Symphony, was awarded a Tennessee Arts Commission Professional Development Support Grant, and has been a guest lecturer at the Blair School. In the summer of 2010, one of her private piano lessons was filmed and broadcast on CMT’s (Country Music Television) Meet The Wilsons.

Coplan has performed in and around New York, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and in the American Women Composers, Women of Note Series (Boston), as well as performances throughout the U.S. and Canada. She has performed live on WDAV Radio (Davidson, N.C.) and CBC Radio (Toronto) (with cellist Naomi Barron).

It was also in New York City that Coplan met two highly influential figures: drama teacher Kelly Kimball and pianist/teacher Sophia Rosoff (a protégée of the late Abby Whiteside), both of New York City. Her teaching and performance careers were propelled to new heights under their tutelage, and they continue to be of great influence.

Valerie Middleton – Valerie has performed as a piano soloist in recitals throughout the United States as well as in Austria and England. Most recently, she gave a lecture/recital on Mendelssohn for the Nashville Chapter of the Piano Teachers Guild. She has appeared as a concerto soloist in Minnesota and South Dakota playing works by Beethoven, Liszt and Mendelssohn. She also enjoys performing as a collaborative pianist with string players and singers. In addition, she has been the pianist for productions of Around the World, The Mikado and Iolanthe.

A native of South Dakota, Middleton received degrees in both piano performance and vocal music education with a Master of Music degree in performance and pedagogy from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Before joining the Vanderbilt faculty in 2007, she taught class piano at Yankton College and private piano at the University of Colorado continuing education program, the Jenkintown Music School, Jenkintown, PA and St. Paul Academy in St. Paul, Minn. She is a frequent adjudicator for area festivals and competitions.

Patsy Wade – Student of Delores Howard, Sam Howard, Enid Katahn. Master classes/coaching sessions/performances with Dalton Baldwin, Clara O’Brien, Barbara Honn, Ruth Golden, Robert Harris, Darryl Taylor, and composers Libby Larsen, David Burge, Rhian Samuel, Lee Hoiby, Richard Hundley, Kenton Coe, Frederic Goossen, Seymour Barab, Persis Vehar, and Elizabeth Vercoe. Solo, chamber music, collaborative artist performances sponsored by National Endowment for the Arts, Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville Institute for the Arts, Community Arts Associations (South and Midwest U.S), NATS Regional and National Associations, Allied Artists Management. Recitals/Concert appearances: WGBH Boston, PBS, NPR, International Congress of Women in Music, National Gallery of Art, Studio C Nashville, Quad Cities Arts Series (Iowa), Chapel at Ground Zero/NY, two concert season tours (Midwest) “An Evening of American Music” (saxophone/piano-Neal Ramsay Duo), 30-year collaboration as pianist with Sharon Mabry, Mezzo Soprano; pianist for thirty-two summer concert tours across U.S. with teenage youth choirs, Brentwood United Methodist Church, performing traditional choral anthem repertoire as well as staged musical productions.

Vocal coach/accompanist operas: Marriage of Figaro/Mozart, A Perfect Plan/Barab, George Sand and…Chopin?/Vehar, Street Scene/Kurt Weill, and Gianni Schicchi. Hundreds of solo and collaborative concerts with guest artists, faculty colleagues, and students throughout the U.S. and Great Britain. Member Sigma Alpha Iota “Friend of the Arts.”

Maureen May – Composer of piano solos and ensembles published by FJH Music Company, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Owner and manager of MM Music Studios in Nashville, 1990-2009, offering instruction in piano, voice, and guitar. Adjudicator for piano competitions in Middle Tennessee.  Television appearance in 2007 on HGTV’sLook What I Did! for artistic music studio.

Graduate teaching assistant and intern at Belmont University. Vice President of Nashville Area Music Teachers Association, 2005-06.  Presenter at American College of Musicians. Session singer in Nashville, New York, Seattle, and Tacoma, Wash.  Recording artist on LoneTree Records, Port Orchard, Wash., and Lullabyland Records, Nashville. Performer at colleges and universities throughout the Midwest and Western United States and Canada, and at folk festivals in Edmonton, Seattle, and San Diego. Artist and composer on KEZX radio station’s “Best of Seattle” competition album. Touring artist with the National School Assemblies Agency, North Hollywood, Calif. Member of NAMTA, American College of Musicians, Federation of Music Teachers, Music Teacher’s National Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Pinnacle Honor Society, and Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.

Roland Schneller – Roland Schneller is the Chancellor’s Professor of Piano, Senior Artist Teacher of Piano, and Co-Chair of the Keyboard Department. A member of the Blair faculty since 1964, he was Assistant Professor at Peabody College from 1970-74.

Schneller was a student of Malcolm Brown, Douglas Lee, Lucien Stark and Ray Dudley. He has been Chair of the Blair Precollege Scholarship Committee since 1967, and his students have received awards and superior ratings in regional, state and area auditions. Recognized with the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts Outstanding Teacher award many times, he was NAMTA’s Teacher of the Year in 1985.

Schneller has appeared with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra three times as piano soloist in works of Saint Saëns, J.S. Bach and Britten, and as accompanist of the Blair Children’s Chorus Concert Choir, he performed Britten’s monumentalWar Requiem. As collaborative pianist, he has accompanied voice faculty members and the Blair Children’s Chorus in Austria, Canada, England, Germany, the Czech Republic and throughout the United States.

For more info, visit blair.vanderbilt.edu


This event is FREE OF CHARGE.  The Brentwood library requires thatall attendees MUST register to reserve seats for this event.
BRENTWOOD LIBRARY
8109 Concord Rd.
Brentwood, TN 37027

For more info: Please call 371-0090 ext. 851 or email: zandir@brentwood-tn.org

Mona Golabek – Piano Tasting 2/18

Mona Golabek, a Grammy Nominated Steinway Artist, Author and Public Speaker

When: Tuesday 2/18/14 at 7:00pm
Where: Steinway Piano Gallery

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You are invited to to an intimate evening with world renowned artist Mona Golabek. Mona will be in Nashville as a Keynote speaker for a national conference. Because she is a Steinway Artist she has agreed to treat our guests with an exceptional evening!

Have you ever wondered why composers wrote the pieces they wrote? How about what piano has the right sound and touch for the piece of music. Mona will answer those questions and others like them. Mona will talk about the music, the composers, wonderful history and we will get a taste of what different pianos sound like. Mona will guide the audience around the gallery to view and hear the wonderful sounds of the pianos. This truly will be a warm and enjoyable evening.

The event will be around Steinway’s showroom. There will be walking involved in this event as we tour around the gallery to be by the piano on which Mona is playing. RSVP is required and availability is limited

About Mona Golabek

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Ms. Golabek is the founder and president of the non-profit organization Hold On To Your Music. She is an author, recording artist, radio host and internationally acclaimed concert pianist. Ms. Golabek was taught by her mother, Lisa Jura, who, along with Lisa’s mother Malka, is the subject of Ms. Golabek’s book, The Children Of Willesden Lane. The work of Ms. Golabek and her sister, the late concert pianist Renee Golabek-Kaye, has been inspired by the words their grandmother uttered to her daughter at the Vienna train station as Lisa boarded the Kindertransport for safety in London at the outset of World War II. “Hold on to your music,” Malka told her, “It will be your best friend.”

A Grammy nominee, Ms. Golabek has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Avery Fisher Career Grant and the People’s Award of the International Chopin Competition. She has been the subject of several PBS television documentaries, includingMore Than the Music, which won the grand prize in the 1985 Houston Film Festival, and Concerto for Mona, featuring Ms. Golabek and conductor Zubin Mehta. She has appeared in concert at the Hollywood Bowl, the Kennedy Center, Royal Festival Hall and with major orchestras and conductors worldwide.

Ms. Golabek is the creator and voice of The Romantic Hours radio program, which combines classical music with readings of poetry, letters, and stories and has been syndicated on the WFMT Radio Network and XM Satellite Radio. 

Ms. Golabek’s recordings include the best-selling Carnival of the Animals featuring the voices of Audrey Hepburn, Ted Danson, Lily Tomlin and others; Ravel’s Mother Goose featuring Meryl Streep; and the Piano Trios of Arensky and Tchaikowsky, recorded in collaboration with Renee Golabek-Kaye and including the Poulenc Double Piano Concerto.

Mona is the proud aunt to her late sister’s four children, who are keeping alive the legacy passed down by their great-grandmother, their grandmother and their mother: Michele, Sarah and Rachel, who are pianists; and their brother Jonathan, a violinist.

 

1/22 Belmont Jazz Concert Series – BILL CHARLAP

Belmont University 

Jazz Piano Concert Series

WHEN: Wednesday, January 22 at 7:30.

WHERE:  McAfee Concert Hall at Belmont University

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Belmont University hosts
premier Jazz Pianist Bill Charlap
Wednesday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Charlap has performed and recorded with many artists including jazz masters Phil Woods and Wyton Marsalis and singers Tony Bennett and Barbara Streisand.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The Belmont Jazz Piano series is sponsored by the Steinway Piano Gallery of Nashville.

More about BILL CHARLAP

BILL CHARLAP bio: One of the world’s premier jazz pianists, Charlap has performed with many leading artists of our time, ranging from Phil Woods and Tony Bennett to Gerry Mulligan and Wynton Marsalis. He is known for his interpretations of American popular songs and has recorded albums featuring the music of Hoagy Carmichael, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. Time magazine wrote, “Bill Charlap approaches a song the way a lover approaches his beloved…no matter how imaginative or surprising his take on a song is, he invariably zeroes in on its essence.”

In 1997, Charlap formed the Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington (no relation), now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. In 2000, he was signed to Blue Note Records and has since received two Grammy Award nominations, for Somewhere: The Songs of Leonard Bernstein and most recently The Bill Charlap Trio: Live at the Village Vanguard. In 2009, Charlap was pianist and musical director for the Blue Note 7, an all-star jazz septet celebrating the legacy of Blue Note Records on its 70th anniversary. The septet performed a 50-city tour and released the CD, Mosaic: A Celebration of Blue Note Records.

Charlap is the artistic director of New York City’s Jazz in July Festival at the 92nd Street Y. In the mid-90s, he was the musicaldirector of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, A Celebration of Johnny Mercer, part of New York’s JVC Jazz Festival. He has produced several concerts for Jazz at Lincoln Center and an evening of George Gershwin’s music at The Hollywood Bowl.

Born in New York City, Charlap began playing the piano at age three. His father was Broadway composer “Moose” Charlap, whose credits include Peter Pan, and his mother is singer Sandy Stewart, who appeared on the Ed Sullivan and Perry Como shows and earned a Grammy nomination for her recording of “My Coloring Book.” In 2005, Charlap and Stewart released the acclaimed CD, Love Is Here To Stay (Blue Note). Charlap is married to renowned jazz pianist Renee Rosnes. The two artists often collaborate in a duo piano setting. In the Spring of 2010, Charlap and Rosnes released Double Portrait on the Blue Note label.

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Steinway Society: 4/7 – Lenore Raphael

 

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presents
Lenore Raphael LIVE
Sunday, April 7th
3:00PM
Limited Space.
REGISTRATION FOR SEATS
IS REQUIRED!
Lenore Raphael
Lenore Raphael:

A Steinway Concert Jazz Artist, and  award winning jazz composer and clinician, Lenore Raphael  has been called “Queen of swing” and “simply one of the best pianists in the jazz mainstream” by jazz writer John Gilbert.

With a heavy tour schedule internationally, Lenore has performed at major jazz festivals and venues such as Jazz At Lincoln Center, the Panasonic Village Jazz Festival (NYC), Ottawa International Jazz Festival, Jazz In The Sangres, Birdland, Ronnie Scott’s (London), the S.S. Oosterdam Floating Jazz Festival and many more.

With 7 CDs on the Swingin’ Fox label, her 2013 release “Loverly” with renowned guitarist Howard Alden, was up for a GRAMMY nomination.

Along the way she has performed with such jazz greats as Clark Terry, Wycliffe Gordon, Ken Peplowski, Jon Hendricks, Warren Vache, Jay Leonhart, Marlene VerPlanck, Howard Alden, Harry Allen, Jack Wilkins, Giacomo Gates and many more.

As a jazz teacher and clinician, Lenore has done highly acclaimed Jazz Master Classes at universities, conservatories and performing art centers internationally,

Lenore has her own radio show “Lenore Raphael’s JazzSpot” on www.purejazzradio.com, where she has interviewed and performed with some of the top jazz artists today.

Website: www.lenoreraphael.com

Sunday,
April 7th
3:00PM
Please register for seating at our NEW event registration website by clicking on links above!
This event is FREE OF CHARGE. Seating is limited so we need all attendees to register to guarantee a place to sit.
Refreshments served after the recital.
Steinway Piano Gallery
4285 Sidco Dr
Nashville, TN 37204
For more info: Please call 615-373-5901 or email:
“One of the top new talents in mainstream jazz. A bright pianist with roots in the post-bop era”…Richard Bourcier, JazzReview

Steinway’s 160th Celebration 3/16

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Steinway & Sons 160th Celebration!
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Steinway & Sons
160th Anniversary Event
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You Are Invited to the 

Steinway & Sons 160th Anniversary Event  

Saturday 3/16

5pm

Steinway Recital Hall 

Steinway Piano Gallery

SATURDAY
MARCH 16TH
5PM
Steinway Recital Hall


FEATURING
Steinway Artist from the Famous Piano Duo of Nielson & Young 

STEPHEN NIELSON

Learn More and RSVP to this Special Event Now:  
615-373-5901
In celebration of Steinway’s 160th anniversary, join us for a special presentation of “The Secrets of Steinway” as well as a special performance by distinguished classical and sacred pianist of the famous duo Nielson & Young — STEPHEN NIELSON. 

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Stephen NielsonDistinguished in both classical and sacred music, Stephen Nielson is widely regarded as one of the distinctive artists of our time.

His concertizing has taken him to such cities as Hong Kong, Bogotá, Freiburg, Copenhagen, Berlin, London, Vienna, Brussels, Tokyo, Frankfurt, Prague, Salzburg, Jerusalem and Chennai, India, to name a few.  He has toured major artistic centers in Russia, the Baltics, Japan and Switzerland, and is an Ambassador of Culture for the World Cultural Alliance.  His North American solo and chamber music itinerary for more than a quarter century numbers concerts in the hundreds, from Los Angeles to Boston, Seattle to Naples, Detroit to Mexico City, Miami to Winnipeg and Toronto, Chicago to Dallas.

Hailing a performance in Germany, the Berlin Morgenpost said, “Highly sensitive, articulate artistry,” while Brussels’ Le Soir exclaimed, “Exciting and masterful playing.” His discography includes recordings of the classical repertoire, music for piano and cello, and hymn tunes in the classical style.  His writing achievements appear in the catalogues of several American publishers.

Since 1971 he has been one-half of Nielson & Young, one of the most acclaimed duo-piano teams of our time.  Messrs. Nielson and Young display a breadth of repertoire and performance venues virtually without comparison – concert halls, college campuses, festivals, cruise ships and countless churches.

Stephen Nielson and his wife Carolyne reside in Dallas and are the proud parents of daughters Christiana (Associate Editor, American Airlines Publishing) and Caroline (Belmont University vocal performance major – Class of 2015).

Stephen Nielson is a Steinway Artist

www.nielsonandyoung.com

________________________________________________________  Steinway & Sons, founded by Henry Engelhard Steinway in 1853, developed the modern piano with revolutionary designs and 127 patented inventions. Our special presentation of “The Secrets of Steinway” will show you everything about the innovative designs, attention to detail, and craftsmanship, which have established Steinway pianos as the world’s finest. We’ll also talk about the illustrious history of Steinway & Sons, which dates back to March 5, 1853 when the company was officially formed.

Steinway Piano Gallery
4285 Sidco Dr. Nashville, TN 37204
615.373.5901
events@steinwaynashville.com

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