Musical Storefronts: Sterling  Elliot, cello & Luis Ortiz, piano

April 21 at 11 am, 1 & 2 pm

Sterling Elliot Bio

Luis Ortiz Bio


TCHAIKOVSKY  –  Rococo Variations
FRANCK  –  Cello Sonata, Mvts. 3 & 4
DELIUS  –  Romance for Cello and Piano
SCHUMANN  –  Adagio & Allegro


January 21-April 28, 2021

Kaufman Music Center brought live music back to NYC’s Upper West Side with a pop-up concert series with 107 performances featuring 202 of our city’s finest performers, including chamber musicians, soloists, Broadway stars from Hamilton, Tootsie and Company, and artists from the Merkin Hall stage. More than 30K passers-by enjoyed the performances. Presented in partnership with the Alphadyne Foundation, Musical Storefronts provided work to artists severely impacted by the cancellation of live performances in a format that took into account all necessary health and safety measures for both artists and audiences.

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Luis Ortiz Bio

Pianist Luis F. Ortiz made his international debut with a 2010 recital in Miraflores, Peru. Winner of the Round Top International Festival Concerto Competition, the New England Philharmonic Young Artists Competition and others, Mr. Ortiz holds degrees from The Juilliard School, The Eastman School of Music, and the University of Rochester. He is currently on staff at The Juilliard School while performing frequently throughout New York City and the US.

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