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PianoSummer at New Paltz 2004

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PianoSummer at New Paltz 2004
Vladimir Feltsman, Artistic Director
July 12 - August 6, 2004

Now in its ninth year, PianoSummer at New Paltz Institute-Festival brings together advanced piano students and a distinguished international artist faculty to the campus of State University of New York at New Paltz.

Image available at program offers a unique forum that integrates festival concerts, student and faculty performances, lectures, master classes, and student recitals, all of which are open to the public. PianoSummer, a project of the School of Fine & Performing Arts, is under the leadership of founder and Artistic Director Vladimir Feltsman, renowned pianist who is a Distinguished University Professor of the State University of New York at New Paltz.

PianoSummer Festival Concerts:
McKenna Theatre
SUNY New Paltz
75 So. Manheim Blvd.
New Paltz, New York, 12561

For tickets call the Box Office at (845) 257-3880 or order online at

PianoSummer Faculty Gala
Saturday, July 17, at 8:00 p.m.
$27 adult, $22 senior/student
A "Meet the Artists" reception for PianoSummer members follows the concert.

    Paul Ostrovsky & Vladimir FeltsmanMOZART: Sonata in C major for four hands KV.521
    Phillip KawinSCHUMANN: selections from Fantasiestucke, Opus 12
    Eteri AndjaparidzeMOZART: Sonata in A major K.331
    Alexander SlobodyanikBRAHMS: Waltzes, Op. 39
    Robert HamiltonBARTOK: Improvisations on Hungarian Folksongs, Op. 20
    Vladimir FeltsmanCHOPIN: Barcarolle in F major, Op 60

Claude Frank Recital
Saturday, July 24, at 8:00 p.m.
$27 adult, $22 senior/student

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    MOZART: Sonata in C major K.330
    BEETHOVEN: Sonata in c minor, Op.111
    SCHUBERT: Sonata in B-flat, major, D.960

Leading one of the most distinguished careers of any pianist, Claude Frank has repeatedly appeared with the world's foremost orchestras since his debut with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic in 1959. Mr. Frank is an internationally acclaimed interpreter of the piano literature of Beethoven; the American Record Guide chose his recording of the 32 Beethoven piano sonatas above twenty-two other renditions as the one that reaches an exceptionally high level.

Daniel Shleyenkov Recital
Saturday, July 31, 8:00 p.m.
$27 adult, $22 senior/student

    BEETHOVEN:Sonata No. 6 in G major, Op.31 No. 1
    Sonata No. 23 in f minor, (Appassionata), Op.57

Image available at Daniel Shleyenkov has been described by the Star Ledger as "an intense young musician with a real connection to the mercurial pulse and virtuosic technical demands....with a fluid, poetic touch," after his performances with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in March and November 2003.

Daniel Shleyenkov won First Prize in the Jacob Flier Piano Competition in 2002, and the New New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Auditions in 2003. Upon Vladimir Feltsman's recommendation, Shleyenkov was heard on Robert Sherman's Young Artists Showcase on NYC radio WQXR and has been invited to perform at the 2004 White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Hudson Valley Philharmonic Gala
Friday, August 6, 8:00 p.m.
$37 adult, $32 senior/student

Vladimir Feltsman, conductor
Soloist, Winner of Jacob Flier Piano Competition

    DVORAK: Symphony No. 8
    MOUSSORGSKY: "Night on Bald Mountain"
    Piano concerto (TBA)

PianoSummer Institute
Now in its ninth year, the PianoSummer Institute provides a balanced program of piano studies and performance opportunities for talented and highly motivated students from around the world. The most distinctive feature of the Institute is that every student works intensively with each faculty member - an aspect that is not typical of all summer music academies.

With this approach, students deepen their musical insights by gaining exposure to diverse teaching approaches, keyboard styles and musical ideologies. The intensive schedule includes daily individual lessons, master classes, lecture-demonstrations, student recitals and festival concerts. All events are open to the public, providing students the opportunity to perform in front of an audience.

The following Institute events are presented in the Nadia & Max Shepard Recital Hall located in College Hall. For tickets call the Box Office at (845) 257-3880. $10 admission unless noted.

July 142:30 pmLecture/Dem. "Piano Music of Liszt"Robert Hamilton
July 162:30 pmMaster ClassPhillip Kawin
July 202:30 pmLecture/Dem. "Clavier Music of Mozart"Vladimir Feltsman
July 227:30 pmStudent Recital ($5 suggested donation)
July 232:30 pm"Our Teachers: Tracing the Roots"PianoSummer Faculty
July 273:00 pmJacob Flier Piano Competition(Free admission)
July 283:00 pmJacob Flier Piano Competition(Free admission)
July 297:30 pmRecitalMichael Berkovsky
July 302:30 pmMaster ClassHyoung-Joon Chang*
August 27:30 pmRecital: Second & Third Place Winners of the Jacob Flier Piano Competition($5 suggested donation)
August 32:30 pmMaster ClassClaude Frank
August 57:30 pmStudent Recital($5 suggested donation)

*Guest faculty Hyoung-Joon Chang studied at Manhattan School of Music with Constance Keene. He has enjoyed a successful concert career and appeared with the leading orchestras of Europe and Asia. His highly acclaimed recordings are released on the Carlton Classics label. Mr. Chang is a renowned professor of music at Seoul National University.

Jacob Flier Piano Competition
Nadia & Max Shepard Recital Hall
Tuesday, July 27 and Wednesday, July 28
Free admission

This competition was established to honor the distinguished Russian pianist who taught for many years at the Moscow Conservatory and brought up generations of prominent musicians including Vladimir Feltsman. Held during the third week of the program, the competition teaches the students how to compete and offers the winner the opportunity to perform a piano concerto in the Festival Symphony Gala on August 6th.

In 1998, Vladimir Feltsman established the Jacob Flier Competition, in honor of the distinguished Russian pianist who was his teacher at the Moscow Conservatory. The competition is held during the third week of the institute, on Tuesday, July 27 and Wednesday, July 28 at 3:00 p.m., and is open to all students under the age of 35. Entrants are required to perform one prelude and fugue from Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier, a large-scale solo work, and a concerto from the competition repertoire, which ranges from Mozart to Gershwin. The winner performs a piano concerto in the Festival Symphony Gala on August 6th.

Vladimir Feltsman Biography
Founder and Artistic Director of PianoSummer at New Paltz Institute/Festival, Vladimir Feltsman studied at the Moscow Conservatory under the tutelage of Jacob Flier. He has performed with virtually every major American orchestra, and has appeared on the most important recital series and music festivals in the USA and abroad. Pianist, conductor and teacher, he is recognized as one of the most important musicians of his generation, and as an artist of immense range and insights with a repertoire that encompasses music from Bach to the 20th century composers. His discography includes more than 20 recordings. Mr. Feltsman teaches at SUNY New Paltz and at Mannes College of Music in New York City.

Ticket Information: The PianoSummer at New Paltz box office is located in Parker Theatre lobby on the SUNY New Paltz campus. It is open Wednesday - Sunday, 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and one hour before each concert.

Tickets may be purchased over the phone with credit card, in person at Parker Theatre with check, cash, or credit card, or on the Web through the PianoSummer Web site For tickets and information call 845-257-3904. All programs, dates and times are subject to change without notice.

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