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VIEW PHOTOS from the Kaufman Music Center Concerto Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Kaufman Music Center Concerto Competition!

Yali Levy Schwartz, piano student of Genya Paley
Nicole Razhanskiy, violin student of Viktor Basis
Lukas Sánchez, violin student of Julie Kurtzman
Bianna Bell, piano student of Irina Morozova
Isabel Kingston, violin student of Nurit Pacht
Julia Kingston, piano student of Genya...

SMS High School Senior Profile: Michelle David

“Maybe in the future we will be an inspiration to other women composers, who won’t be afraid of showing their music to the world.”               

Special Music School High School senior Michelle David vividly recalls the little toy keyboard that first sparked her love of music. “I just had fun with it,” she remembers. “I used to copy songs and improvise.” She soon...

NEW PHOTOS! Kaufman Music Center’s 2015 Gala

Kaufman Music Center held it's 2015 Gala on May 19 at The Edison Ballroom in Times Square. The evening included performances by students from Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School and Special Music School as well as Tony winner Jason Robert Brown.

Photos by Monika Graff



NEW PHOTOS: Summer Musical Theater Workshop Performance

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Me!

For the last five weeks, the students in the 2014 Summer Musical Theater Workshop at Lucy Moses School have been hard at work with some of NYC's most creative theater writers and directors to develop seven original musicals about everyday heroes.

Here are some highlights from the exuberant final performances in Merkin Concert...

View Photos from Kaufman Music Center’s 2014 Gala

View photos of the 2014 Kaufman Music Center Gala, which took place on Thursday, May 29, at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square.


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This elegant and entertaining evening featured performances by the internationally renowned violinist Robert McDuffie, acclaimed violist Hsin-Yun Huang and  Kaufman Music Center students.

The 2014...

Finalists Announced for Kaufman Music Center’s International Piano Competition

Congratulations to the five Junior 1 finalists: Daniel Mori, Connor Sung, Leon Zimmermann, Richard Gao & Yali Levy-Schwartz. These contestants will perform in the final round of the competition on Sunday, June 23.

Congratulations to the seven Junior 2 finalists: Mayuki Miyashita, Daniel Oslin, Jens Scheuerbrandt, Elliot Wuu, William Chen, Raymond Feng, Ruo Xi Jin....

See Photos of Kaufman Music Center Students in Action!

Spring is always a busy time at Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School and Special Music School, with end-of-year concerts and recitals both at the Center and other locations around town. Here are photos from some of our favorite annual events: SMS Spring Choral Concert, Suzuki Spring Festival, Suzuki Recital at P.S. 161 in Harlem, ChamberFest, LMS Discovery Day and...

See Photos & Video from the 2012 Summer String Fest!

Kaufman Center's 2012 Summer String Fest concluded on August 17 with a rousing final concert in Merkin Concert Hall with works by Copland, Schubert, Barber, Mendelssohn and Rachmaninoff. Directed by Lynelle Smith, the instensive week-long program for kids age 10-19 includes private lessons along with chamber orchestra and sectional instruction.

View photos from String...

Suzuki Outreach Students Perform at the Gatehouse

Students from P.S. 161 in Harlem who participate in Lucy Moses School's Suzuki Outreach Program performed at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse on May 31, 2011, led by LMS faculty member Sam Marchan. Through this program, Kaufman Center offers music lessons to underserved public school students free of charge.

Find out more about the Suzuki Program at LMS.

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