Piano Series: November
Join the Office of Student Affairs in partnership with the NYU Steinhardt Piano Studies Department for our November Piano Series, featuring Semra Amiraslan and Emily Martin. A light reception to follow the concert.
J.S Bach: "Italian Concerto"
P.I. Tchaikovsky: "Seasons op 37, January (By the hearth), February (Shrovetide), March (Lark's song), April (Snowdrop), May (White nights), June (Barcarole), July (Reaper's song).
Edward MacDowell - Four Little Poems, Op. 32 (I. Der Adler II. Das Bächlein III. Mondschein IV. Winter)
Marion Bauer - Three Impressions (I. The Tide II. Druids III. Vision)
Aaron Copland - Four Piano Blues (I. Freely Poetic II. Soft and Languid III. Muted and Sensuous IV. With Bounce)
Semra Amiraslan completed a bachelor’s degree in solo piano performance at the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Arkady Aronov and Efrem Briskin. In 2013, she was awarded a Presidential Scholarship in her home country, Azerbaijan. Throughout her career, she has taken lessons with Darejan Tsinsadze in Tbilisi, Georgia, and Vladimir Viardo at the University of North Texas. She is a winner of the Asia Piano Competition, Malaysia; Citta de Pesaro/Concorso Internationale, Italy; VIVO Competition, USA (New York); Baku Piano Competition, Azerbaijan; and an Honorable Diploma, Gershwin Piano competition USA (New York).
Semra participated in the Mateus Music Academy festival in Portugal, where she performed and took masterclasses with Dmitri Bashkirov and Vladimir Viardo. She gives annual recitals in New York City and is pursuing a dual degree in piano performance and pedagogy at NYU Steinhardt, where she studies with Artist Faculty member Eteri Andjaparidze and is a member of the adjunct faculty in Piano Studies.
A native New Yorker, Emily Martin has performed as a solo pianist and chamber musician for audiences near and far. She has performed abroad and in various Manhattan concert venues, among these, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Steinway Hall, Tenri Cultural Institute and as a featured soloist for events held at New York’s Gracie Mansion. In 2015, Emily was featured at a special screening for Ethan Hawke’s documentary Seymour: An Introduction, at St. Bartholomew’s Church, honoring her former teacher Seymour Bernstein. A participant in both international and local summer chamber festivals, Emily was notably selected as an Artist-in-Residence at Manchester Music Festival’s 40th Season in 2014. Most recently, Emily curated and performed a full-length collaborative recital in celebration of the Dorflinger Glass Museum’s Opening Night Gala event in Hawley, Pennsylvania. Based in Manhattan, Emily studies at New York University, where she is pursuing a master of music degree in Piano Performance and appointed as Adjunct Faculty in Private Piano. In addition to her music, Emily enjoys traveling, cooking and is an avid visual artist and composer.