FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25, 2011

Unique Voices Concert Series Brings Martin Katz to Longy School of Music

January 25, 2011

Martin Katz

Cambridge, MA – Considered the “dean of collaborative pianists” by the Los Angeles Times, Martin Katz rounds up the 2010–2011 season of the Unique Voices Concert Series with two spring concerts.

A native of Los Angeles, Katz began his piano studies at the age of five. He then attended University of Southern California to study accompanying with Gwendolyn Koldofsky. Katz moved to New York City in 1969, where his international career began. He is now one of the busiest collaborators in the world and is in constant demand by world-renowned vocalists and instrumentalists.

On Saturday, February 12 at 8pm, Martin Katz will be performing in concert with baritone Jesse Blumberg, third prize winner of the 2008 International Robert Schumann Competition and first prize winner of the 5th International Zadek Singing Competition in Vienna. Together they will be performing works by Beethoven, Debussy, Schumann and a world premiere by American composer Tom Cipullo.

Katz returns to Longy on Sunday, March 27 at 7pm with Longy faculty and Boston Symphony Orchestra members Michael Wayne, clarinet and Mihail Jojatu, cello. Works to be performed include Poulenc, Prokofiev and Brahms.

Tickets are $20 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors for each concert. Free tickets are available for the media. Concerts will take place at Longy School of Music’s Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall at 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA.

Launched in 2008, the Unique Voices Series is generously funded by longtime Longy supporters Jane and Neil Pappalardo. This concert and residency series brings performers of exceptional caliber to Longy for concerts and recitals. These artists also interact with our students in master classes and coaching sessions, helping talented musicians of all ages develop performance skills.

About Longy School of Music

Located in Harvard Square, Longy School of Music is a degree-granting Conservatory that also offers a wide range of Community Programs for children (Preparatory Studies) and adults (Continuing Studies). With a curriculum rooted in the traditions of Western music, Longy serves 225 undergraduate and graduate students from 37 states and 21 countries, and nearly 1,000 children and adults from the Greater Boston area. Longy’s overarching mission is to prepare musicians to make a difference in the world. For more information, including our concert schedule, directions, and information about classes and degree programs, visit our website at www.longy.edu.

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