European Piano Teacher Association

Carola Grindea, Founder

Emeritus Professor Malcolm Troup, Chairman

E.P.T.A. Associates of New York

Dr. Salvatore Moltisanti, Pianist, Chairman

presents the
VIII Annual World Piano Teachers Associates Conference

April 27 - 28 – 29, 2008

New York City
New York University Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimo’, 24 West 12th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
Carnegie Weill Hall, 57th Street at 7th Avenue

Join us in New York City for a remarkable series of concerts and seminars that will explore the vast and wonderful universe of piano music, from across the centuries and around the world.

A distinguished array of internationally acclaimed performers and speakers will share their enthusiastic views about music and the art of performing in the most culturally exciting city in the world.

Every year members of EPTA, international piano teachers, piano soloists and piano accompanists from all over the world have offered performances, master classes and seminars at

New York New York University Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimo' in the heart of Manhattan.

These events are free of charge and open to the public.

Here are some highligths of past events:

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Maestro Marcello Abbado, pianist, Italy

Master Classes

Jerome Lowenthal, pianist USA

Master Classes

Ursula Oppens, pianist USA

Master Classes

Carla Giudici, pianist, ITALY
“Aesthetics and Piano Technique”

Guenter Reinhold, pianist, GERMANY 
“Pianistical problems: Recognizing - Defining – Resolving” 

Dr. Salvatore Moltisanti, pianist ITALY - USA

Master Classes

Dr. Salvatore Moltisanti, pianist ITALY - USA

Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti

Sonatas by Alexander Scriabin
Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jesus by Olivier Messiaen

Makrokosmos I by George Crumb

Makrokosmos II by George Crumb

Dr. Salvatore Moltisanti, pianist ITALY - USA

Chie Sato Roden, pianist JAPAN

Makrokosmos IV by George Crumb
Ibla Antica by Marcello Abbado

Lotte Jekeli, pianist, GERMANY 
"Leos Janacek and his piano cycle ‘In the Mist’" 

Nancy Lee Harper, pianist, PORTUGAL 
"The Interpretation of Manuel de Falla's Fantasia baetica" 

Valentin Surif, pianist, ARGENTINA 
"The sonata form as seen by Alberto Williams in the first Argentine 
Sonata (1917) compared to the sonata form as seen by Roberto Garcia Morillo (1913) 

Gennsly Ediansyah Syams, pianist, INDONESIA 
C. Vine (b.1954-) Sonata no.1 (1990) 

Michael Harrison , composer, USA
"REVELATION: Music for the Harmonically Tuned Piano"

Joshua Pierce, pianist, USA 
Special performance at Faust Harrison Pianos, 205 West 58th Street, between 7th Avenue and Broadway in Manhattan. 
"REVELATION: Music for the Harmonically Tuned Piano by Michael Harrison" 

Cara Hesse, pianist, SOUTH AFRICA

Laura Pauna, pianist, SOUTH AFRICA

Program for 4hands:

M. Ravel- Rhapsodie Espagnole

 F. Schubert- Fantasie in f minor (19') & Variations on a French song  

Program for 2 pianos:
S. Rachmaninoff- Suite no. 2 opus 17


Maciej Granat, pianist, POLAND

Dmitry Kabalevsky - Piano Sonata No2 op. 45 E flat major  


Liudmila Dukhan, pianist, RUSSIA

Mozart Variations C-dur "Lison dormait" KV 264  12'

Brahms    16 Walzer, op.39

Liudmila Dukhan, pianist, RUSSIA

Alessio Quaresima, pianist, ITALY

Rimskiy-Korsakov Concerto, op.30   14'

Bach-Feinberg  Concerto  (the refinement of Vivaldi-Bach)

Tatiana Nikitina, Piano, RUSSIA

Rachmaninoff Polka
Albeniz Triana
Chopin Scherzo No.4 op.54


Aleksandra Szeredi, pianist, POLAND 
Anna Rutkowska-Schock, pianist, POLAND 

S. Prokofiev Piano Concerto no. 3 in C-Major Op.26

Anna Rutkowska-Schock, pianist, POLAND 
“Elements of Polish folklore in Szymanowski’s piano music” 
3 Polish Dances- Mazurek, Krakowiak, Oberek 
4 mazurkas Op.50 

Jeffrey James, arts consultant, USA
“Connecting to the World of Classical Music Through Web Magazines

Soyeon In, pianist, KOREA 
F.Liszt Apres une Lecture de Dante-Fantasia quasi Sonate 

S..Rachmaninoff Variationen von 'Corelli' Op.42 
L.van Beethoven Klaviersonate Op.28, D-Dur 

Gesa Luecker, pianist, GERMANY 
L. van Beethoven Sonata E flat major Op.27-1 “Quasi una fantasia” 
F. Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody no.13 

Jani Aarrevaara, pianist, FINLAND 
K. Szymanowski Variations op. 3 (1901-1903)
F. Busoni Sonatina no.2 (1912) 

Nathan Carterette, pianist, USA 
B. Bartok Allegro Barbaro 
B. Bartok Improvisations on Hungarian Folk Tunes Op.20 

Helen Sim, pianist, USA 
Ning-Wu Du, pianist, CHINA 

E. Grieg Peer Gynt (two-piano version) 

Min-Kyung Choi, pianist, KOREA 

Wonyoung Chang, pianist, KOREA 
S. Rachmaninoff Concerto no.1 in F-sharp minor Op.1 

Hermira Gjoni, pianist, ALBANIA 
“Emotions and Piano” 
Jenny Rroi, pianist, USA 
S. Rachmaninoff Preludes Op.32 - no.10 & 12 

Takuina Adami, pianist, ALBANIA 
“Albanian Piano Composers” 

Gaetano Lorandi, composer, ITALY 
“The Composer and the Musical Instrument” 

Paul de Pass, pianist, USA
Anna Rutkowska-Schock, pianist, POLAND 
A. von Henselt Piano Concerto in F. Op.16

Anna Rutkowska-Schock, pianist, POLAND 

Riyoko Matsui, violin, JAPAN 
“The Art of Piano Accompaniment”  

Alessio Quaresima, pianist, ITALY

Lisa Charles, Soprano, USA

Charlotte Paulsen, Mezzosoprano, USA

“The Art of Vocal Piano Accompaniment” 

Anna Rutkowska-Schock, pianist, POLAND 

Blake Davidson, baritone, USA 
“The Art of Vocal Piano Accompaniment”  

Anna Rutkowska-Schock, pianist, POLAND

Brigitte Jaeger, soprano, GERMANY 
“The Art of Vocal Piano Accompaniment” 

Anna Rutkowska-Schock, pianist, POLAND 

Toshie Nakai, opera singer, JAPAN-ITALY 
“The Art of Vocal Piano Accompaniment” 

Anna Rutkowska-Schock, pianist, POLAND 

Annick La Frontiere, mezzo soprano, FRENCH GUYANA 
“The Art of Vocal Piano Accompaniment”

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