Join us for Weekly Wednesday No.15 with pianist Audrey Abela.
Tickets: $15.00 Online / $20.00 At The Door
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Duration: 60 min (No Intermission). Doors@7:15 pm.
DEBUSSY Images, Book II
RAVEL Valses Nobles et Sentimentales
BRAHMS Four Pieces, Op.119
BEETHOVEN Sonata in E major, Op.109
A native of France, Audrey Abela’s solo performances include recitals in the United States, France, Spain, Finland, in venues such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Symphony Space, Steinway Hall, Salle Gaveau, Salle Cortot, and Château de Chantilly. This season, she has been invited to perform for the 2nd music festival of SPCC in São Paulo, Brazil. Passionate about chamber music, she has recently appeared at Concerts at One at Wall Street Trinity Church with french soprano Camille Dereux for a concert of french melodies. Ms. Abela’s repertoire ranges from Handel to new music, with a particular interest for the music of Schubert and french impressionism.
After completion of her musical studies in France, first with Olivier Cazal, then at the Conservatoire de Boulogne-Billancourt with Hortense Cartier-Bresson, Audrey Abela moved to New York to study at Manhattan School of Music. There, she worked with Nina Svetlanova, a pupil of the legendary Heinrich Neuhaus; she is currently studying with Marc Silverman and will be receiving her Master of Music this December. In addition, she had the privilege to work with and be influenced by artists such as Menahem Pressler, Paul Badura-Skoda, Akiko Ebi, Robert McDonald, Vladimir Viardo, Boris Slutsky and David Dubal, amongst others. She also took part in many piano festivals including Piano Texas, International Keyboard Institute and Festival, Banff Piano Masterclasses, and Gijon International Piano Festival.
In addition to her performing activities, Ms. Abela is passionate about teaching. She is convinced that learning music is such a growing and meaningful experience in any child’s development. She believes that patience, care, attention and dedication are fundamental qualities needed in order to achieve a fruitful relationship with her students.