The New York Piano Society is proud to announce its 10th Anniversary Holiday Concert. A festive program to commemorate 10 years of artistic success. Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff and more performed by NYPS concert pianists, who are professionals in fields other than music. The members form a unique potpourri of influential leaders in the community who work as medical doctors, scientists, engineers, CEOs, and police officers.
Special Guest Artist: Carol Wincenc, flute with NYPS Performer in Residence, Len Horovitz, piano. Grammy-nominated flutist Carol Wincenc was the recipient of the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Flute Association, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Arts and Letters in 2014. She has been praised by many, including the NY Times, as an impeccable flute soloist.
Also featuring NYPS Young Guest Artist, Hana Mundiya, violin with Anne Richardson, cello. Hana Mundiya made her concerto debut with the New York Philharmonic at age 13 at Avery Fisher Hall as a part of the orchestra’s Young People’s Concerts. In addition to performing in numerous prestigious venues, she has performed at Merkin Concert Hall as a winner of the New York International Artists Competition, and chamber music in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.
Meet the performers at the Holiday reception to follow!
Featured NYPS performers include, among others:
Dr. Len Horovitz, a nationally renowned lung specialist, was born with an extra thumb and was told he could never play the piano. Today, Len has performed at Carnegie, Alice Tully at Lincoln Center, and Town Hall, and also treats performers who appear on Broadway, at Carnegie Hall and the Met Opera as the Director of Carnegie Medical PC.
June Wu, management consultant and recent Harvard graduate, tries to book hotels with pianos (for late night practicing) when on the road four days a week. She was accepted to the Juilliard School but chose to spend most of her undergraduate years chasing stories for the Harvard Crimson. She returned to piano after a 7-year hiatus and has since performed in Paris, Moscow, and New York while balancing the demands of consulting.
Chris KaKit Yip is a NYPD Sergeant who works the 5th precinct in SoHo and Chinatown. He only started taking piano lessons as an adult when not serving as New York’s finest. He is the NYPD’s only officer to host benefit concerts and donate proceeds from ticket sales to non profit organizations.