ADDRESSPort Authority Bus Terminal, 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA
ADDRESS DETAILSSouth Building 2nd floor, Sing-for-Hope Baby Grand Piano at the top of the stairs/escalators
TIMEMarch 28, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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It’s very special to perform J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier 1 on the occasion of the composer’s birthday AND 300 years after the publication of the work in 1722. Since there’s a time limit to the use of the Sing-for-Hope piano, I’ll do it in two sessions, on March 21 and March 28. Bio: Birgit Matzerath holds a degree in piano, and a teaching degree in Music and English from Hochschule für Musik, Cologne, and the University of Cologne in Germany. Additionally, she pursued piano studies with Oxana Yablonskaya and Seymour Bernstein, whom she considers her most important teacher. Before relocating to the United States in 2002, she taught at community music schools in the Cologne area and appeared frequently as a collaborative pianist. From 2002-2009 she taught at the Concord Community Music School in Concord NH.In 2009 she moved to Maplewood, NJ, where she maintains a private studio. In addition to teaching she is a performer, lecturer and writer. The work of J.S. Bach holds a special place in her repertoire. Her most recent project was a one-year series of monthly lecture recitals on all Preludes and Fugues from the WTC 1 in 2020/21. Recordings and articles can be found on youtube and on her blog”Music, Life and other Challenges” on blogspot. Her memoir “More than the World in Black and White” is available on Amazon.