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Piano Concerto Masterclass
April 29, 2023 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Park Central Presbyterian Church
504 E. Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY

“Finding Beauty and Pedagogical Purpose in Alexander Peskanov’s Youth Piano Concerti”

Guest Clinicians: Professor Ida Tili-Trebicka and Dr. Elena Nezhdanova


Alexander Peskanov is one of the world's leading successful composers of piano concerti for youth. His seventeen youth concerti represent a wealth of melodic, technical, and stylistic features. Several concerti of Mr. Peskanov, a Ukrainian born composer, are based on folk themes and songs that serve as outstanding educational pieces that fuse European and other cultures' folklore, including Ukrainian, Italian, and Maryland to name a few. The presentation will include several of Peskanov’s concerti, including the most recently published, and focus on their essential elements of pianism, technique, artistry and provide examples from each work. To conclude our workshop, we would like to give a masterclass to students performing a concerto of their choice.

Interested participants should fill out the Piano Concerto Masterclass Application.


  • Students are invited to prepare a movement from a concerto of their choice and perform with their own accompanist.

  • Time the piece at performance tempo.

  • Memorization is required.

  • Registration deadline is April 15, 2023

  • Bring original music. NO PHOTOCOPIES ALLOWED.


• CNYAMT member teachers are free.
• CNYAMT student registration fee for this event is $15.
• NON-CNYAMT members’ student registration is $25.


Teachers who would like to attend the masterclass without a student should send their name, phone number and email to

CNYAMT’s mission is to promote enrichment and education in the musical arts to our teachers and their students. To receive the most benefit from this event, students are expected to stay for the duration of the Masterclass. As always, guests are welcome to attend.

For questions or further information contact: Bernadette Kessler  -

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