2021-23 Piano Festival Workshop – It’s a Virtual Event!
2021-23 Piano Festival Workshop
Our 2021-23 Piano Festival Workshop covers the NCMTA Piano Performance Festival Repertoire for the next two festivals seasons. The workshop is a paid service of the North Carolina Music Teachers Association, and will remain available on our Vimeo channel, from September 2021 through June of 2023. For more information and to register, please visit the Professional Development area of this website.
Clinicians Dr. Elena Nezhdanova and Dr. Annie Jeng
Read on for more information about our distinguished workshop clinicians.
Many years of interest in and research of physiology of piano playing brought Dr. Elena Nezhdanova the opportunity to write a review of Irina Gorin’s piano method “Tales of a Musical Journey” based on the Russian School of piano playing published by the Clavier Companion Magazine (The Piano Magazine) in November 2017. In the Spring of 2021, she presented an online lecture on the Russian School of Piano Playing and “Tales of a Musical Journey” books for the Winston-Salem Piano Teachers Association. In addition, Elena presented at North Carolina’s Teacher’s Association chapters and North Carolina State’s conference.
Dr. Annie Jeng is a Taiwanese-American pianist, educator, and collaborator. She is committed to listening, learning, and becoming a better member of society with the hopes of paving roads for justice, collaboration, and kindness in communities. She has performed widely in such settings as the Brancaleoni International Music Festival in Italy, the Gijón International Piano Festival in Spain, the Kennedy Center, Interlochen Arts Academy, and China. She also enjoys creating new ways to perform and engage with audiences outside of traditional venues in spaces such as living rooms, online mediums, and breweries. Recent performances have included Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with UNCG’s University Symphony Orchestra, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, Messiaen’s La Ville d’en Haut with the University of Michigan Symphony Band, and Messiaen’s Oiseaux Exotiques with the University of Michigan Contemporary Directions Ensemble.