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Benefit Night

Piano Lessons - The Art and Life of German Diez Nieto

September 12, 2019 from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This event will be a fundraising for the documentary Piano Lessons- The Art and Life of German Diez Nieto. The program of the evening will include performances by Ericka Nickrenz, Joan Tower, Bruce Wolosoff, Sara Davis Buechner, and Jeni Slotchiver and the screening of material related to the documentary.  It will be presented by Antongiulio Panizzi and Francesca Khalifa, with special guests. This fundraising will be held on September 12th at 7.00PM, Steinway Hall NYC. Pianos and location for this event are kindly provided by Steinway & Sons.


  • Jeni Slotchiver, pianist
    • Deep River
      Samuel Coleridge Taylor (1875-1912)
    • Troubled Water (Based on the spiritual 'Wade in the Water')
      Margaret Bonds (1913-1972)
    • The Blues from Lennox Avenue
      William Grant Still (1895-1978)
  • Joan Tower, pianist, conductor, composer
    • Footsteps in the Snow
      Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
  • Bruce Wolosoff, pianist, composer
    • A piece for German
      Bruce Wolosoff
  • Francesca Khalifa, pianist
    • Tocata
      Alfredo Diez (1918)
  • Sara Davis Buechner, pianist
    • Three Cuban Danzas: El mulato enamorado - La Camagüeyana - No llares más (after Cervantes)
      Joaquín Nin-Culmell (1908 - 2004)
  • Erika Nickrenz, pianist
    • Intermezzi, selections
      Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • Erika Nickrenz and Antoine Zemor, pianists
    • Scaramouche for 2 pianos
      Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)

During the evening there will be screening of selected interviews from the documentary Piano Lessons - The Life and Art of German Diez.

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