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March 2002
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Several new and noteworthy pages on the internet feature women on this site:

    Barbara Nissman is full of energy and vision as she discusses the rerelease of her performance of the complete Prokofiev Sonatas, as well as upcoming plans for a Prokofiev biography and his concerto recordings. This February 9, 2002 interview with Sugi Sorensen of Prokofiev.org is a reaffirmation of the abilities of the mature artist.
    Imogen Cooper's performance at Wigmore Hall, January 29, 2002, received a notable review by Colin Clarke for the Music Web. There are not very many internet-only classical performance reviews, particularly featuring women pianists other than the top 4 or 5.
    It was surprising and impressive to see Olga Kern listed as one of only three musicians in Amy Brown's site of Amazing Women. Sitting right along side of Madonna and Tori Amos, Olga Kern is portrayed as a down-to-earth, struggling young woman, talking about her career and the changes she made in her life between the 1997 Van Cliburn Competition and the 2001. A greatly encouraging article for the young, aspiring woman.

New for the page "Other Contemporary Women Pianists"

    Marilyn Nonken is one of the leading pianists of contemporary and modern music, having recorded the complete piano works of Arnold Schoenberg, and this month performing the complete works of Pierre Boulez in New York.
    Anna Malikova is an award-winning Russian pianist who has a growing international performance schedule as well as several CD's of music by Chopin, Liszt, Schubert and Shostokovich.
    Stella Simakova was trained in St. Petersburg and Julliard and has performed in several major centers throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Other Pages Updated include a new book on Eileen Joyce added to the Biographies and Autobiographies page, and new links added to the links page.

---Rose Eide-Altman, editor
published March 7, 2002

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