Grace Nikae is a pianist whose artistic integrity and promotional acumen are equaly impressive in today's changing and unstable classical music scene. In addition to being a first-rate pianist, she actively promotes herself via her website, Twitter page, her blog Stretching Intervals (as previously mentioned), a YouTube channel, and Flickr photostream.
Grace is also about to launch her second CD, Chopin | Schumann: Sonatas with a mini-recital and reception at Atelier Rosemarie Umetsu in Toronto on Thursday, August 6th from 5:30-7:30.
Thanks to Grace's publicist Liz Parker of LIZPR.com, Collaborative Piano Blog readers can receive free invitations to attend the CD launch on Thursday. If you're interested in attending (I'll be there too), email Liz Parker at liz [at] lizpr dot com and say you heard about the event via the Collaborative Piano Blog, with specifics on your name and the number of people you will be bringing with you.
There is no cap on the number of readers that will be granted invites, but bear in mind seating is limited, so if the event is full, I'll update this post informing everone that the invites are closed. [Update 8/5 10:58pm: I just received word from Liz that the event is full and invites are indeed closed.]
Bear in mind that Atelier Rosemarie Umetsu has a strict door policy, so if you haven't got the go-ahead from Liz, you're not getting into the event. Atelier Rosemarie Umetsu is located in the Yorkville neighborhood of Toronto at 96 Avenue Road. Hope to see you there!
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Full press release in Musical America