Decades ago, Dorothy Taubman's genius led her to analyze what underlies virtuoso piano playing. The result of that investigation has produced a body of knowledge that can lead to an effortless and brilliant technique. It can also prevent and cure fatigue, pain and other playing-related injuries.Both programs have assembled a huge list of piano luminaries. The Summer Symposium will be featuring workshops by Edna Golandsky, John Bloomfield, Robert Durso, Mary Moran, Scott Burnham, Steve Mackey, Orli Shaham, Lisa Yui, Logan Skelton, Sophie Till, Mark Love, and Elena Sorokina. The Piano Festival will feature performances by Pavel Nersessian, Ilya Itin, Father Sean Duggan, Logan Skelton, Bill Charlap, and Yehudi Wyner.
The Taubman Approach is a groundbreaking analysis of the mostly invisible motions that function underneath a virtuoso technique. The resulting knowledge makes it possible to help pianists overcome technical limitations as well as cure playing-related injuries. It is also the way that tone production and other components of expressive playing can be understood and taught.
Sounds like a great lineup and definitely not to be missed if you're in the central New Jersey area. You can even register online.