award winning concert and recording artist, Cuban-American pianist.
The lilting lyricism and impassioned power of pianist Juana Zayas’s playing is born of life experience.
Ms. Zayas has performed throughout Europe,
South America and the United States. Known in particular for her exquisite and moving
performances of Chopin, she opened the 1999 and 2000 Newport Music Festivals in Rhode
Island, and played all of Chopin's Etudes at the 2000 World Piano Pedagogy Conference in Las Vegas and at Piano Festival Northwest 2003 in Portland, Oregon. Ms. Zayas is regularly invited to perform in the world’s grandest concert halls. We are thrilled to welcome her back to the Capital
Philip Kennicott, The Washington Post - Washington, DC wrote:
Zayas, Channeling Chopin. . . Zayas is a pianist who has much to teach the world. She trusts Chopin implicitly and never roughs him up or slathers on rouge; she lets his repetitions play out naturally and hypnotically. Her sense of the right way to do things is so close to what Chopin writes on the page that it can seem as if she isn't interpreting the music at all. But that is a kind of interpretation in itself… a kind of faith. Zayas’
devotion and modesty are her greatest strengths, and both came through with perfect clarity.
From a review in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Sarasota, FL
. . . from the first phrases a distinctive clarity coupled with a personal tonal beauty caught the listener's attention. From then on, one could only note in passing the pianist's technical
brilliance of articulation and ease of execution, as the sheer pleasure of the music's content overwhelmed all else.
September 28th at 7PM
$20 General Admission
$10 Group Tickets (10 or more)
To purchase tickets or more information call 518.369.1771
Arabesque Op. 18
Carnaval Op. 9
Romances No. 2 and 5
Gretchen am Spinnrade
Barcarolle Op. 60
Ballade in G minor, Op. 23
A reception will follow the concert
Blessed Virgin Mary of Czestochowa Church
250 Old Maxwell Rd, Latham, NY