About the Show: Virtual Recital with Anna Keiserman
Free, Advance Registration Required
The Piano Pastiche miniatures program is a musical and artistic presentation of works influenced by old masters like Albéniz, Schubert and Rubinstein. Works like the Études-Tableaux are inspired by the realm of visual art. It unveils a rich tapestry of Russian and Iberian music, ranging from the sweeping romanticism of Rachmaninoff to the quirky and energetic folk idioms of Shchedrin, to the vibrant colors of Catalan composer Jordi Cervelló (North American première). The music brings the listener on a journey through place and time, conjuring up the shared experiences of the peoples, as well as the diverse landscapes and dramatic upheavals of their countries.
The Virtual Recital will be followed by a Q&A.
This event is free, but advance registration is required via the link above. 1 registration per viewing device.
TV casting is also possible. Visit our Virtual Event Support page to learn about our recommendations for casting to a TV.
About Anna Keiserman
Russian born and New York-based pianist Anna Keiserman is known for her creative programming, expressive freedom, and singular vision. With her debut album, Russian Mosaic, recently released on the Sheva Collection label, Anna offers rarely heard gems by Rachmaninoff, Shchedrin, Smirnov, and Medtner.
With a focus on actively engaging audiences, Anna created several custom programs for the Salmagundi Art Club. With her “American Music 1917-18,” “Sounding Palettes,” and “New York Lights,” Anna invited audiences to explore surprising repertoire in a variety of cultural contexts. Other performance credits include Le Poisson Rouge, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and performing for the Fête de La Musique at the invitation of the French-American Piano Society. In the summer 2019 Anna embarked on a concert tour in Spain premiering the Sonata “Cerdanyenca” for cello and piano by Marc Migó Cortes. Future engagements of 2020 include recording the solo piano works of the living Catalan composer Jordi Cervelló in Barcelona, Spain and Midwest concert tour with renowned saxophonist Paul Cohen.
As a soloist Anna has performed concerti by Rachmaninoff, Haydn, Beethoven, Arensky with the Volgograd Symphony Orchestra, and also toured through Italy and Russia. Among Dr. Keiserman’s awards are top prizes in two International Piano Competitions in Russia: one based in Volgograd, the other in Saratov. In 2017 Anna received the “Culture and Art” award from the New Russia Cultural Center (Rensselaer, NY) for her dedication to promoting arts and culture in the community.
Anna Keiserman has served as faculty at the NYU Steinhardt School of the Arts, at the Rutgers University Extension Division, and at William Patterson University. Having earned degrees from the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music in Moscow and the University of Minnesota, Dr. Keiserman recently completed her Doctorate in Piano Performance from Rutgers University with the Elizabeth Wyckoff Durham Award for academic distinction and excellence in piano performance. For more information, please visit annakeiserman.com.
This program is made possible through funding from the Ocean County College Foundation.