Brahms: Liebeslieder Waltzes (one piano, four hands)
Dvorak: Legends I-VI (one piano, four hands)
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn (two pianos)
Suggested donation: $20 general $15 students/seniors
Proceeds to benefit the Northampton Community Music Center. Seating will be limited.
Masks required of all audience members. Musicians will unmask during the performance
Julia Bady is a concert pianist and piano teacher based in Greenfield, Massachusetts. She offers lessons at her lovely home studio and also online. Ms. Bady performs solo piano and chamber music throughout the New York/New England region. Recordings of her concerts have been broadcast on public radio stations WFCR, Amherst, and WGBH, Boston. Ms. Bady has many self produced CD's of her concert recordings. Ms. Bady earned her B.A. in Music from Brown University and her Master's degree in the Creative Arts in Education and Piano Performance from Lesley College and the Longy School of Music, in Cambridge, MA. During her post graduate studies,she participated in piano master classes at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. Ms. Bady was a finalist in the Concert Artists Guild competition and performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City with flutist Susan Thomas. Since 2010 she has been enjoying her collaboration with former Metropolitan Opera tenor Irwin Reese. Ms. Bady collaborated with mezzo soprano Kathleen Shimeta and has an active piano duo with Andrew King. Ms. Bady studied the Taubman Approach with Mary Moran, Edna Golandsky and Ilya Itin. The Taubman Approach is a naturally healthy technique that promotes fluidity and artistry at the piano. She is a certified Associate of the Golandsky Institute for the Taubman Approach, based in New York City. In addition to maintaining her home and online studios, Ms. Bady has taught and coached chamber music throughout Massachusetts at the Northampton Community Music Center, Greenfield Community College, the Eaglebrook School, the Academy at Charlemont, Artspace of Greenfield, the All-Newton Music School, Groton Center for the Arts, Fontbonne Academy and Creative Arts for Kids in Milton. Ms. Bady has presented Master Classes and workshops on piano technique and performance at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Northampton Community Music Center, and the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven, Connecticut. In 2018, she traveled to Norway to introduce the Taubman Approach to Norwegian pianists. She teaches Master Classes and workshops online for Norwegian piano students. juliabadypianist.com
Pianist Andrew King is a soloist, chamber musician, and collaborative artist based in Connecticut. Mr. King has performed throughout the Northeast, including to a sold-out hall at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as soloist and with his colleague, soprano Julie Reumert. He has played in masterclasses for several world-class pianists and pedagogues, including Edna Golandsky, Ilya Itin, Paul Roberts, Yael Weiss, and Robert Wyatt. After winning many local competitions by age 17, Mr. King went on to Bowdoin College to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. He subsequently completed his master’s degree in piano performance from the Hartt School of Music as the recipient of the William S. Vincent Scholarship. While studying in Vienna, Austria, he and violist Sean Reilly won the first prize in chamber music for the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) program in 2003, and they performed with musicians from Milan, Italy. Mr. King regularly performs on the St. John’s Summer Music Concert Series in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and with his four-hand duo partner, pianist Julia Bady. In addition to performing, Mr. King continues to refine his technique as both student and teacher. He is an Associate Instructor of the Taubman Approach, the groundbreaking and transformative approach to piano playing that provides the necessary tools for musical expressiveness through healthy motions at the keyboard. He has studied extensively with Robert Durso, master Taubman teacher and co-founder of the Golandsky Institute, in New York; he was also a student of Gerald Stofsky in Vienna, and Margreet Francis and David Westfall at the Hartt School of Music. After teaching as faculty of the Hartt School Community Division for many years, Mr. King now offers private lessons at his home studio in Connecticut. He is a long-standing member of the Hartford Chapter of the Connecticut State Music Teachers Association, through which his students have frequently placed in local competitions. He also serves as an adjudicator for piano competitions and presents introductory workshops on the Taubman Approach. andrewkingpianist.com