Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
Find a Professional
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Advertise on Piano World

What's Hot!!
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Fall 2017
Who's Online Now
60 registered members (Almaviva, AZ_Astro, Bill Bremmer RPT, Beakybird, 19 invisible), 1,277 guests, and 1 spider.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#2119631 - 07/18/13 11:56 AM Seeking Innovative Female Pianist To Feature on a New Series  
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 9
Marilynyo Offline
Junior Member
Marilynyo  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 9
Chicago
Hi everyone,

this is my first post! I work for a small non profit in Chicago all about piano and I am currently seeking an amazing female pianist (no famous names but well known is fine) to help us launch our inaugural Storytellers Series this upcoming season!

The mission of this series is to provide pianists at the forefront of a variety of genres an opportunity to intimately connect with their audience through a mix of performance and storytelling about anything from life experiences to the idiosyncrasies of the artist’s creative process.

Each concert will offer a chance for the artists to present their work in a more personal context while providing an incredibly unique experience for audience members to understand and form a deeper, richer connection with the music of today’s most relevant and skillful, piano-centric performers out there.

The series will take place in our beautiful, new 100 seat venue in Chicago’s South Loop. We provide pianos of the highest quality and the venue is outfitted with state of the art technology and engineers to produce a high-quality recording of this intimate performance.


So if you know any outstanding lady pianists please post them here and I will take them all into consideration!

PLEASE NOTE that this series is open to pianists of ANY GENRE, however, classical pianists should have especially innovative and unique characteristics to be considered. Thank you!

_____________________________
Marilyn Salazar
PianoForte Foundation
Like Us On Facebook!

(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#2121948 - 07/23/13 01:07 PM Re: Seeking Innovative Female Pianist To Feature on a New Series [Re: Marilynyo]  
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 9
Marilynyo Offline
Junior Member
Marilynyo  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 9
Chicago
I see this post has gotten a lot of views but no replies here's a bit more info:

So far we've created a diverse roster featuring lots of different genres (I'm talking everything from a singer songwriter to a funky B3 organist to a modern minimalist composer) but they are all male!

I'd love to mix it up a bit and feature a lady on the series.

We've reached out to Patricia Barber to perform for us again but she's totally booked. I've reached out to Chicago fusion pianist, Yoko Noge and I'm waiting to hear back.

Thanks all, can't wait to hear your suggestions and I know this great community MUST know some great pianists for this opportunity!!

#2121963 - 07/23/13 02:20 PM Re: Seeking Innovative Female Pianist To Feature on a New Series [Re: Marilynyo]  
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 948
jjo Offline
500 Post Club Member
jjo  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 948
Chicago
Joan Hickey is a fine jazz pianist. She's on the faculty of the University of Illinois in Champaign. If you can't find her contact information there I can get it for you.

#2122114 - 07/23/13 11:27 PM Re: Seeking Innovative Female Pianist To Feature on a New Series [Re: Marilynyo]  
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 157
Hidden son of Teddy Wilson Offline
Full Member
Hidden son of Teddy Wilson  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 157
I'm guessing you're not getting many replies because a lot of men are viewing your post and thinking that since, for some reason, the pianist you're looking for HAS to be female, then it's not for them. I know I, for one, had that reaction.

Which brings me to my question: would you be open to a cross dresser? After all, if he plays amazing piano, why not?

In this economy, ya gotta do watcha gotta do, right?

#2125213 - 07/30/13 08:47 AM Re: Seeking Innovative Female Pianist To Feature on a New Series [Re: Marilynyo]  
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 393
Jim Frazee Offline
Full Member
Jim Frazee  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 393
Westchester County, New York
After the Jazz Festival at Caramoor this last weekend, I'd definitely vote for Helen Sung who played with the Mingus Big Band. Just Google her - fantastic chops, ideas and presence. Brava! thumb


PianoPerfection
Teacher, performer, technician
Westchester County, NY
#2125896 - 07/31/13 01:05 PM Re: Seeking Innovative Female Pianist To Feature on a New Series [Re: Marilynyo]  
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 9
Marilynyo Offline
Junior Member
Marilynyo  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 9
Chicago
Hi Jim!

That's a great suggestion! I watched some of her videos and interviews and she seems really great, very articulate and smart! I will definitely reach out to her! Thanks so much.

Marilyn

Last edited by Marilynyo; 07/31/13 01:13 PM.
#2125924 - 07/31/13 01:46 PM Re: Seeking Innovative Female Pianist To Feature on a New Series [Re: Marilynyo]  
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 157
Hidden son of Teddy Wilson Offline
Full Member
Hidden son of Teddy Wilson  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 157
There's also Stephanie Trick, pretty good stride piano. (My offer to cross-dress still stands, though.)

#2126024 - 07/31/13 05:00 PM Re: Seeking Innovative Female Pianist To Feature on a New Series [Re: Marilynyo]  
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 393
Jim Frazee Offline
Full Member
Jim Frazee  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 393
Westchester County, New York
If you like Helen, you might also be interested in Anat Fort and Julia Hulsmann. Again just google or YouTube them. Julia is German, not well known here, but she keeps growing. You might catch her a a tour of the US for your show. Anat Fort is very much up and coming. Just sayin'. sick

Last edited by Jim Frazee; 07/31/13 05:00 PM.

PianoPerfection
Teacher, performer, technician
Westchester County, NY
#2128585 - 08/05/13 04:04 PM Re: Seeking Innovative Female Pianist To Feature on a New Series [Re: Marilynyo]  
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 9
Marilynyo Offline
Junior Member
Marilynyo  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 9
Chicago
Dear Jim and H.S. of Teddy Wilson,

thank you so much for your suggestions. Fortunately, I have found a a fabulous Chicago-based, fusion pianist interested in forming part of the series! I will definitely keep those other ladies in mind for future concerts! Thank you!

Marilyn


Moderated by  sharpsandflats 

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World)
our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, Digital Piano Dolly, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping* on Jansen Artist Piano Benches, Cocoweb Piano Lamps, Hidrau Hydraulic Piano Benches
(*free shipping within contiguous U.S. only)
(ad)
Pearl River & Ritmuller
Ritmuller Pianos
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq 6 Out now
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


New Topics - Multiple Forums
Another which to buy Charles Walter vs Vose
by lydecker. 12/12/17 11:15 PM
Sawtooth ST-DCP-61 61-Key Digital Console Piano
by ThePawn. 12/12/17 10:09 PM
Key Top Replacement
by Mickey24. 12/12/17 05:18 PM
Certificates from Top Conservatories
by S'il Vous Plait. 12/12/17 02:05 PM
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics183,247
Posts2,678,821
Members89,267
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Check It Out!
There's a lot more to Piano World than just the forums.
Click Here to
Explore The Rest of Piano World!!
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0