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Renowned Pianists Take to the Stage for
'Evenings of Piano Concerti' at Yamaha Artist Services, Inc.
— Yamaha Artist Services and Klara Min Present Exciting Eight-Part Concert Series —

September 7, 2007

Yamaha Artist Klara Min

NEW YORK, NY — Acclaimed pianists Klara Min, Yoni Levyatov, Magdalena Baczewska, Yevgeniy Karafin and Peter Vinograde will perform at the premiere of "Evenings of Piano Concerti," a special concert series running bi-weekly from September 13 through October 25 at the Yamaha Piano Salon and November 2 through December 14 at the Good-Shepherd Church in New York City.

The eight-part concert series will feature thirty-nine celebrated pianists, accompanied by the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, performing works from J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, J.C. Bach, Haydn, Beethoven, Chopin, Mendelssohn and Schumann. It will also feature premieres of contemporary concertos by noted living composers Robert Sirota, Henry Martina and Reiko Fueting. The series will kick off with two performances of works by Bach on September 13 and 27 at 7:30 p.m.

"My passion for this series is to find hidden talents who are in need of exposure, besides the already well-known pianists," said Klara Min, presenter and featured pianist of the series. "The series has a mixture of pianists in different stages of their careers, including some very young talent, and I am very happy to be able to provide the opportunity for them to perform with an orchestra."

The first evening, September 13, will include pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, such as Concerto for Harpsichord & Strings in G minor, BWV 1058, performed by Klara Min; Concerto for Harpsichord & Strings in D minor, BWV 1052, performed by Yoni Levyatov; Concerto for Harpsichord & Strings in E major, BWV 1053, performed by Magdalena Baczewska; Concerto for Harpsichord & Strings in A major, BWV 1055, performed by Yevgeniy Karafin; and Johann Christian Bach's Concerto for Harpsichord & Strings in E-flat major, Op. 7, No. 5, performed by Peter Vinograde.

On the second evening, September 27, the performances will include Johann Sebastian Bach's Concerto for Harpsichord & Strings in D major, BWV 1054, performed by Maxim Anikushin; Concerto for Harpsichord & Strings in F minor, BWV 1056, performed by Molly Kiser; Concerto for Harpsichord & Strings in F major, BWV 1057, performed by Claire Huangci; and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's Concerto for Harpsichord & Strings in D minor, W23, performed by Victor Goldberg. The harpsichord will be replaced by piano in all concerti.

The remainder of the Series continues bi-weekly on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. with the following performances:

  • Evening III, October 11: Bach : for two-piano and three-piano concerti
  • Evening IV, October 25: Haydn
  • Evening V, November 2: Chopin
  • Evening VI, November 16: Premieres of Contemporary Concertos
  • Evening VII, November 30: Beethoven
  • Evening VIII, December 14: Chopin, Schumann & Mendelssohn

The concerts will take place at the 3rd floor Piano Salon at Yamaha Artist Services, Inc., located at 689 Fifth Avenue in New York City [enter at 54th Street] and the Good-Shepherd Church located 152 West 66th Street [between Broadway and Amsterdam]. Tickets for individual concerts are $30 for general admission and $20 for students. Tickets for multiple concerts in the series are also available at a discounted rate. For reservations, call (646) 549-1062.

For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Piano Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622, telephone (714) 522-9011, or e-mail infostation@yamaha.com.