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Subj: have you ever heard of this person
I am trying to find a female pianist whose
name is ILANA VERED. Have you ever heard of such a person? I think she
was born around 1905.
Subj:Re: have you ever heard of this person
Ilana Vered (b. Israel, Dec. 6, 1939)
David Dubal states, in "The Art of the Piano"
(1995): "She studied in Paris with Perlemuter and Darre, and in New York
with Rosina Lhevinne. Vered is a stylish virtuoso with great technical
flair. Her recordings of the twenty-four Chopin etudes show a remarkable
dexterity, as does her disc of Moszkowski's virtuoso etudes."
George Kehler states, in "The Piano in Concert"
(1982): "She attended Paris Conservatoire and Juilliard School of Music.
At the age of thirteen she went to Paris and graduated with First Prize
in piano from the Conservatoire at fifteen. Following this Vered was presented
in a concerto appearance at the Theatre Des Champs Elysees. In 1957 she
toured France for Jeunesses musicales, and in 1958 she gave an extensive
concert tour in Brazil. Her New York debut took place in 1963 and was a
great success. She played a full television recital on New York's Channel
13. In 1964 Vered was presented in a recital in the Young Artists Series
at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has appeared with orchestras, including
the Cincinnati Symphony, the Bell Telephone Orchestra, and National Symphony
Orchestra of Mexico. Her studies have been with Vlado Perlemuter, Mieczyslaw
Munz, Rosina Lhevinne, and Nadia Reisenberg. Vered gave a concert tour
of European capitals on a grant from the Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund for
There is a published interview with her in
"FANFARE" magazine, Vol. 17, 1994.
Hope this helps,
Subj: Alicia de Larrocha
I have been desperately trying to find out
if Alicia De Larrocha still performs - I would love to go to a concert
and see/hear her perform live. Does she still perform? I do believe she
is alive (pardon my ignorance), but I have not been able to find any schedule
or performances, website, or who her manager is. I... have a very petite
11 year old daughter who is a gifted pianist, and has tiny hands. It would
inspire her, and me to hear Alicia .
Please let me know how I can access her concert schedule/
website if she has one. thank you!!!
p.s. I love your women performers website.
Subj: Re: Alicia de Larrocha
Thank you for visiting PianoWomen.com, I'm
glad you enjoy the site. Alicia de Larrocha is still alive and performing
occasionally, but in all my searching I have not been able to find a website
for her and I don't think there is one. MusicalAmerica.com lists her main
managment company as "Columbia Artists Management, Inc." They finally
published a website (it was "under construction" for over a year) at
, but it doesn't include any individual artists yet. They represent
so many that I'm sure this is a large task. But the MA listing states
her personal representative as Diane Saldick, phone 212.841.9510. They
only list one email address for the company and all their representatives:
. If you like I will forward her your
email and see if they reply, but it also wouldn't hurt if you called her
yourself (Diane Saldick).
Best wishes with your daughter's piano studies... I hope she
continues to find the inspiration and motivation to keep her playing for
a long time.
Editor, Women at the Piano
Subj: new listings
I am interested to know whether you have international
pianists or only Americans included in your listings?
Someone sent me a link to this page, but I have a wonderful friend
who is a fantastic pianist. She has just put her first CDon the market
but she has been a concert pianist and violinist for many years. Her name
is Janice Millington and I would like to know whether you would be interested
in including her in your history. She is from Barbados, West Indies.
Subj: Re: new listings
Thank you for your interest in my site.
I do list women other than Americans, about a third of my listings are
not from the U.S. I was originally only listing living artists who had
web sites, unless they performed internationally. But I had a fascinating
time researching Janice Millington and stumbled into the
Web Concert Hall
which I had never visited. They have a flattering critique of Janice's
CD and it seems they have a screening committee so not everyone gets in
there. My listing of Janice will include a link to that page.
I also ran across other interesting women in their site, so I may
include another name or two from there in the July update of my site.
Again, thank you for your interest in my site and best wishes to Janice
in her career at the piano.
Subj: Women Concert Pianists
From: email@example.com (Eric Halstead)
I noticed that two pianists due to play in the Harrods International
Piano Series 2001/2002 at the Royal Festival Hall, London do not seem
to be listed on your site. They are:- Valentina Igoshina (24th Jan. 2002)
and Mihaela Ursuleasa (17th March 2002).
Music for Pianos
Subj: Maryla Jonas article
From: (Nigel Nettheim)
I have just put up an article about Maryla Jonas which I think you'll
find interesting. It is at
If you notice any misprints, do let me know. I have another article
about her, which I will prepare in the reasonably near future.
Cheltenham NSW 2119 Australia