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...
“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...
Watch soprano Tony Arnold perform Beat Furrer's "Lotófagos" and Thomas Adès's "Life Story" at the sold-out opening night of the 2015 Resonant Bodies Festival.
Read a New York Times review of this concert, which took place at Merkin Concert Hall on Sep 9, 2015.
Jacob Greenberg, piano
Randall Zigler, double bass
Gleb Kanasevich, bass clarinet...
On Nov 2, NPR commentator/conductor/pianist Rob Kapilow will show you what makes Beethoven's brilliant, conflicted and contradictory Kreutzer Sonata tick. At each What Makes It Great? performance, Rob unravels a musical masterpiece, which is then performed in its entirety and followed by a Q&A with the audience. Get series info.
Watch Rob introduce the series, and...
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....
Highlights Include Performances at BAMcafé, Merkin Concert Hall,
The New Music USA Awards Ceremony, Make Music New York
and Conrad Tao’s UNPLAY Festival
Kaufman Music Center’s Face the Music, NYC’s only youth ensemble dedicated to performing music by living classical composers, has taken its place as a full-fledged player in New York City’s vibrant contemporary...
The crowds lining the Mall at the Presidential Inauguration on Monday, January 21 were treated to a special performance, via video, of the Special Music School Elementary Chorus performing the song "We Have the Power" by Sean Hartley, Director of Kaufman Music Center's Theater Wing, and Jihwan Kim. Congratulations to Sean, Jihwan and the children!
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...
New York’s largest community arts school opens its doors to the public for its fourth annual Discovery Day. At this FREE event, children ages four and up can try out a wide range of instruments under the guidance of Lucy Moses School’s dedicated and experienced faculty members. This is a great opportunity for beginners as well as young music students thinking about...
On Saturday, May 19 at 1 pm, the Grammy-nominated Metropolis Ensemble will perform works composed by ComposerCraft students from Kaufman Center's Lucy Moses School and Special Music School: Paris Lavidis, Mai Brown, Abe Gold, Zachary Detrick, Sofia Belimova and Kyrie McIntosh at downtown performance venue (Le) Poisson Rouge, as part of 2012's Youth Works program.
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