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Thursday, October 15 2015, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Lehman College Music Department is delighted to present

Pianist FRANCINE KAY in Concert
October 15th at 12:30PM
Lehman College Music Building Recital Hall-306

Program to include: Janacek's First Sonata, Ravel's Valse Nobles et Sentimentales, Debussy's "Feux d'artifice," Schumann's Novelette, Bartok's Improvisations, and Chopin's Polonaise-Fantasie

“Incomparably luxuriant in sound, bold and effortless…innately original artist."
-Repertoire, France (Laurent Barthel)

Students, faculty and public are invited-Admission is Free-no tickets necessary-stay to meet the artist.


As the winner of the New York Pro Piano Competition, Canadian pianist Francine Kay made her New York debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. Noted for innately original and artistic interpretations, she has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, North America and Asia, including at Weill Recital Hall, Lincoln Center, Salle Gaveau, The National Gallery, Roy Thomson Hall, The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts, and Bargemusic.

She is a regular faculty artist at the Zodiac Festival and Academy in France, the International Course of Interpretation at the Chopin State School in Nowy Sacz, Poland, and the Icicle Creek International Chamber Music Festival. She has also performed at the Banff Centre, Centre d’Arts Orford, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Newport Festival, Tanglewood Music Center, and Music Mountain.

Francine Kay has worked with the Toronto Symphony, the Princeton Symphony, New York’s West Side Chamber Orchestra, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra London, Symphony Nova Scotia, the Victoria Symphony and Sinfonia Toronto and others, under conductors Georg Tintner, Mark Laycock, Nurhan Arman, Agnes Grossman, Kevin Mallon, Jonathan Yates, and Simon Streatfeild.

Her piano recordings of Debussy, Ravel, and Satie on the Analekta and Audio Ideas label have received international acclaim, including a Juno Nomination and a Disc of the Month selection by Fonoforum, Germany. Ms. Kay’s performances have been broadcast on NPR, the BBC, WFMT, Radio France, and the CBC.

She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees at the Juilliard School, and the Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School. She earned her Doctor of Musical Arts from SUNY Stony Brook under Gilbert Kalish. Her significant mentors include Adele Marcus, Leon Fleisher, Gyorgy Sebok, and Marek Jablonski. Francine Kay is currently a Lecturer at Princeton University.

Music Building Recital Hall-306

250 Bedford Park Blvd West

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