Welcome to a new page and an expanded format for "Women at
the Piano". I hope you find it more convenient than ever to discover the
fascinating lives of women concert pianists. And that is the reason for
this page, to keep you informed of treasures that are dug up each month and
linked to, or published, in this site. Thank you to the visitors/readers
that submitted information!! - Rose Eide-Altman
New for "Yesterday's Concert
Updated information and links supplied for:
(b. Mudgee, NSW, Australia, Dec. 15, 1864; d. Jul. 2,1952)
- Thanks to Dr. Nigel Nettheim for correcting my entry and recently publishing
on his website a fascinating newspaper article about Maggie Oakey, which
her name now links to.
(b. Oberlin, Ohio, June 16, 1927; d. Philadelphia, July
22, 1987) - An important African-American pianist, I have updated her birth
and death dates and places.
(b. Colmar, France, Mar 3, 1786; d. Paris, Sept. 16,
1820) - This new link has only a small amount of biographical information
on this important classical era pianist/composer, but it is an important
source of her compositions.
New page about Cheryl Branham's
Branham, Cheryl. Piano/Forte: A study of women concert pianists' lives
and careers. University of Maryland College Park, 1995. Available from
UMI's Dissertations Express. Cheryl interviewed 23 of today's leading
women professional pianists in the early 1990's. It was reading their fascinating
careers that provided the inspiration to develop this site in the first
place, which is mentioned in About This Site
New for "Women Concert Pianists
- A link has been added for this "grand dame" of piano teachers;
this is a short page in an interesting site.
(b. 1928) - This pianist is new to this section, discovered
while web browsing.
Pnina Salzman (b. Tel-Aviv, Feb. 24, 1924) - Another
new pianist, she was suggested by Dr. Nettheim and is referenced in the
1980 Groves dictionary as well as other sources.
This month there are updated birthdates for:
(b. Glendale, CA, 1941)
(b. New York, Nov. 10, 1939)
(b. Poland, Oct. 9, 1924)
and Noriko Ogawa
(b. Kawasaki, Japan, Jan. 2, 1962)
was moved from the page of "Other Contemporary Women Pianists" to this
page when it was discovered that she is listed in the International Who's
Who in Music 1996/97 Classical/Light Classical edition.
New for "Other Contemporary Women
Frequent visitors may have noticed that in May I added 27 new names/web
pages to this section. Three new names this month are:
Tsai Chai Hsio
, Inna Faliks, and Shoshana Rudiakov.