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NY/NJ Chapter Joins with Yamaha Artist Services in presenting pianist Jeremy Jordan on January 16, 2014.

The American Liszt Society New York/New Jersey Chapter presented pianist Jeremy Jordan in a concert of piano classics and jazz on Thursday, January 16, 2014. The concert took place in the Yamaha Piano Salon in Manhattan. Yamaha Artist Services co-sponsored the event.

The program included:

Bach-Busoni: Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland
Beethoven: Sonata No. 24 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 78
Chopin: Polonaise-Fantasie, Op. 61
Chopin: Polonaise A-Flat Major, Op. 53 ("Heroic")


Rachmaninov: Études tableaux, Op. 33, Nos. 3, 5, and 9
Jeremy Jordan: Prelude in F Major
Lennon/McCartney/Jordan: "Blackbird"
Porter/Jordan "Night and Day"
Liszt: "Les Cloches de Genève"
Wagner/Jordan: "Siegfried's Funeral March" and "Brunnhilde's Immolation Scene"

Critically acclaimed "a clear technical virtuoso" and "a rare talent," pianist Jeremy Jordan received his Bachelor's (2011) and Master's (2013) degrees in piano performance from The Juilliard School, where he studied as a recipient of the Van Cliburn and Irene Diamond scholarships. Winner of the Steinway Piano Competition, Jordan made his concerto debut with the Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra, followed by debut performances and "live" recordings with the Chicago Sinfonietta and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Paul Freeman.

Mr. Jordan has subsequently performed solo and chamber concerts throughout Europe and America including Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Rudolfinum in Prague, Chicago's Orchestra Hall, and Ravinia Festival. As well, he has been featured in numerous appearances on the "David Dubal Presents" performance series. Other notable performances include his concert with clarinetist Anthony McGill and cellist Yo-Yo Ma; his appearance at the United Nations Arts Council (sponsored by the grandchildren of President Franklin D. Roosevelt); national "From The Top" appearances; and the recent performance of his own Wagner opera transcriptions for the 2013 American Liszt Society Festival in San Francisco. His arrangement of Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit is scheduled for five performances in March 2014 at The Juilliard Electronic Music Festival: "Beyond the Machine," featuring music, dance, and and drama.

A recipient of numerous honors including the National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc. Piano Scholarship Competition, Rembrandt Chamber Ensemble Competition, Gluck Community Service Fellowship in New York, and a Foulger International Music Festival Fellow, Jordan has studied with distinguished pianists Matti Raekallio and Regina Syrkin and received tutoring from renowned artists including Andre Watts, Yoshie Akimoto, Jerome Lowenthal, and Eteri Andjaparidze.

For information about future NY/NJ Chapter events, please contact Gila Goldstein.

You might like to read a review of this concert, submitted by Gila, at NY/NJ Chapter News on page 18 of the current Newsletter.

First posted as a concert followup, February 18, 2014.