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Rosenboom Celebrated at Whitney Museum

CalArts Piano Duet small 200x146CalArts' David Rosenboom is one of today's most respected experimental composers. With a constant goal of stretching the definitions and traditional encasements of music, Dr. Rosenboom has a long history of Disklavier-based composition and experimentation as well. So, we're thrilled here at the DEN, that such a venerable institution as the Whitney Museum has scheduled a multi-day celebration of his works, many of which include Disklavier. 
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Inna Faliks Releases Solo Concert on Disklavier

Inna Faliks thumbAdventuresome, dazzling pianist Inna Faliks is well known for defying traditional convention as a classical artist. Sure, her pedigree includes a stellar list of prizes, orchestral performances, and international acclaim. Of course, she's one of the most in-demand teachers in the US. But her restless, creative spirit has sent her in many unexpected directions as well:
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Pianist Paul Sheftel Uses Disklavier to Raise Funds for African School

Paul Talking to Shana PHOTO: JAMES STEEBERMay 2014, NEW YORK....AND DENVER!

At a recent gathering on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, a small crowd filled the salon of pianist and educator Paul Sheftel. This was the last of several such events, all held in private spaces around the city during 2013 and 2014, all organized to raise funds for the Mali Nyeta organization, a foundation oversees education and public health projects in Mali and the surrounding areas. One of the projects, an elementary school, even bears the name “l’Ecole Paul Sheftel.” 
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Artists Use Disklavier for Remote Masterclasses

As part of an ongoing effort to connect students and teachers worldwide, Yamaha has spent the last few years piloting a new feature of the Disklavier known as RemoteLesson. For about 5 years, this tool was limited to only a handful of teachers and performers as we experimented with best practices for successful online teaching. Now, several well-known Yamaha Artists have began experimenting with RemoteLesson to experience this technology, as well as to widen their reach to classical audiences and students worldwide. Why would a world-class pianists choose to teach a masterclass long distance? Turns out the reasons are as varied as the artists themselves.
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