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Piano Plus, No Plus….Just Justin

SAVE THE DATE SATURDAY, 4PM, June 15th, West Shokan NY


The Olive Free Library in West Shokan NY will conclude it’s 2024 concert season at 4PM Saturday, June 15th.


Closing the prestigious three concert series (8th season) will be an additional fourth concert. Curated by the prize winning American composer George Tsontakis the series has engaged Pianist Justin Kolb. The acclaimed artist will present a program with music by: Robert Starer, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Claude Debussy, Francisco Mignone, Ernesto Lecuona, Robert Cucinotta, and Alberto Ginastera. (Tangos, Fantasies, an Argentinian Sonata and more.)


The NY Times, Chicago Tribune, local media, and the European Press have lauded Kolb’s performances. His performances include commentary with tales from “the road” and often are humorous. [Tix: $10.00]


Exciting website <justinkolb.com> Justin is self-agented and represented by Mellon Music Management.


Twilight Fantasies……………………….…Robert Starer


The Three Marias…..……...…………Heitor Villa Lobos

Alnitah

Alnilam

Mintika


The Maiden with the Flaxen Hair………Claude Debussy

The Girl with the Raven Hair………. Francisco Mignone


Tango quasi una Fantasia………………Robert Cucinotta

Tango La Nacional

Tango Sentimental

The Rat’s Tango


INTERMISSION


Malaguena……………………………..Ernesto Lecuona


Piano Sonata No. 1………………………Alberto Ginastera

Allegro marcato

Presto misterioso

Adagio molto appassionato

Ruvido ed ostinato


Justin Kolb, Pianist


Accessible on Spotify, Apple Music, and iTunes this virtuoso travels from Budapest to Santa Barbara presenting solo recitals, conservatory “power talks”, and motivational “kids clinics”.


As a pianist he has premiered compositions by: Robert Starer, (Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie-NYC) John Downey, (Lobero Theatre-Santa Barbara, CA) Peter Schickele, (Performing Arts Center- Rhinebeck, NY) Paul Alan Levi, (Merkin Concert Hall-NYC) William Ferris, (Lobero Theatre-Santa Barbara, CA), Giles Malkine, SUNY-NewPaltz,NY Robert Cucinotta, Mohonk Mountain House- New Paltz, NY and Tim Mukherjee, Roxbury-NY).


Solo engagements: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, NW Indiana Symphony, Hambourg Philharmonic [Germany] Northshore Concert Band Chicago, United States Military Concert Band, Trophy Point, WestPoint NY


Clavier magazine featured Kolb on its cover with an inside feature about his motivational "kids clinics". The NY Times [Alex Ross] and Chicago Tribune [John von Rhein] laud his American music performances and Albany Records retains Kolb on its artist’s roster. A Co-Founder, Justin serves as Chairman Emeritus, "Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice", (Now the Hudson Valley Int’l Festival of the Voice, and Executive Secretary of the American Liszt Society. He is an Army veteran, and recipient of the Army Legion of Merit. He has also received the Distinguished Alumni Award, from DePaul University. Kolb founded Cellular America, and served as CEO and President. The company’s stock traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange.


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