Seek out a better experience, upgrade to a full membership! (Learn more)
 News Classical 30/05/2012

Yamaha Music And Wellness Institute Honors Legendary Pianist Byron Janis With Lifetime Achievement Award

Yamaha Music And Wellness Institute Honors Legendary Pianist Byron Janis With Lifetime Achievement Award


New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Giles Communications) The Yamaha Music and Wellness Institute, with the support of Yamaha Artist Services, Inc., will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to internationally renowned concert pianist, Maestro Byron Janis.

The event, to be held at The Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center on May 30, 2012 from 6:30 - 8 p.m., celebrates Janis, whose dazzling international career and triumph over adversity continues to inspire audiences around the world.

This celebratory evening highlights the personal journey of the legendary virtuoso pianist, world ambassador and composer, who despite multiple hand surgeries, continues to extend his mind-over-matter approach and extraordinary gift to those in need. Janis has led unprecedented advocacy efforts in the field of arthritis, championing the cause of others - especially children - who suffer from the disease and face the challenges of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.

The tribute, hosted by Inside Edition anchor and journalist Deborah Norville, will feature special presentations by renowned neurologist and CEO/President and Director of the Yamaha Music and Wellness Institute, Dr. Barry Bittman, as well as President and CEO of the Arthritis Foundation, Dr. John Klippel. The evening will also include a special performance by Maestro Janis himself, as well a letter of honor from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The program for the evening will feature performances by acclaimed Yamaha pianists Tony DeSare and Gerald Clayton. Creating an evening befitting Maestro Janis, a true living legend, the program will also include: Vy Higginsen's Gospel for Teens Choir of Harlem; sparkling young classical pianist Lola Astanova; a reading by a Benedictine nun from The Abbey of Regina Laudis and 2012 Academy Award documentary nominee Reverend Mother Dolores Hart; a performance by Margo Deihl, an accomplished violinist and Juvenile Arthritis sufferer; a performance by Dr. Richard Kogan, formerly of The Harvard Trio; a letter from Andre Watts; and a video presentation by Emanuel Ax.

In 2011, Maestro Janis joined Yamaha's outstanding worldwide roster of pianists. Because his remarkable work in the field of arthritis advocacy complements the mission of the Yamaha Music and Wellness Institute, which is committed to bridging the gap between music and medicine on the scientific and educational levels, Janis was also named Presidential Advisor to the Institute. Maestro Janis has served as the International Ambassador to the Arts for the Arthritis Foundation since 1986 and maintains a busy schedule presenting workshops for millions who contend with the disease, encouraging participants to achieve their goals despite the obstacles they face.

About Byron Janis
Byron Janis is one of the world's greatest concert pianists. The first pianist to study with the great Vladimir Horowitz, Janis made his orchestral debut with Toscanini's NBC Symphony Orchestra at age 15. He began his career as a concert pianist in 1944. In 1960, the United States Department of State chose him to open the first cultural exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union. At that time, The New York Times reported that "if music could replace international politics, Byron Janis could consider himself an ambassador breaking down cold war barriers." Mr. Janis was invited back by the Soviet Union in 1962, where he had a triumphant seven-week tour. In 1978, he created an acclaimed program on the life of Frederic Chopin, which aired twice, nationally on PBS stations in the United States and in countries around the world. Mr. Janis has had the great honor of being written into the Congressional Record of both the Senate and the House of Representatives, honoring him as a musician, a diplomat and an inspiration. He has written an autobiography, Chopin and Beyond: My Extraordinary Life in Music and the Paranormal. A companion DVD, which features conductor Lorin Maazel and pianist Emanuel Ax, entitled The Byron Janis Story, directed by Peter Rosen, also chronicles his life and is currently airing across the United States on PBS. Mr. Janis has also released, The Chopin Collection, in 2012 on EMI Classics and is scheduled to release, Live From Leningrad, in July 2012.

Web: https://byronjanis.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ByronJanis
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/ByronBJanis
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/user/byronjanismusic




Subscribe to our news via Email. Enter your email address:

Service handled via Google Feedburner.
Your e-mail address will not be shared with anyone



Most read news of the week
Iron Maiden's 'The Number Of The Beast' Voted Best British Album And Danny Boyle's 'Trainspotting' Voted Best British Film Of The Past 60 Years In HMV's National Survey To Mark The Diamond Jubilee!
Puerto Rican Singer, Songwriter, Producer And Icon Robi 'Draco' Rosa Signs With SESAC
Bamajam 2012 Welcomes Stars Of CMT's "Sweet Home Alabama" And "Southern Nights"
Sean Paul To Play London Indig02 On June 26, 2012
Jamaica Takes Over The 02 To Celebrate 50 Years Of Independence
Gary Barlow Hosts The Queen's Diamond Jubilee: Concert With Performances By Annie Lennox, Elton John, Kylie Minogue, And Many More - Broadcast On BBC Worldwide Channels
Rockwell Benefit O2 London: Robert Plant, Tom Jones, Joss Stone, More
Inspired bassist Sean O'Bryan Smith And A Stellar Ensemble Pause For "Reflection"
Curb Records To Release Soundtrack To "The Last Ride", A New Movie About The Life Of Hank Williams
UK Progressive Rock Ensemble Galahad Releases Highly Anticipated New CD 'Battle Scars'
XIX Entertainment: Q'Viva! The Chosen Rocks Las Vegas
First Ever Career-defining Box Set For The Legendary Dean Martin
Lua Hadar With Twist CD Release Performance Of Their New CD 'Like A Bridge,' On June 3, 2012
Kenny Chesney Joins Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas At Atlantis, Bahamas For An Intimate Benefit Days Before The June 2 Launch Of The 'Brothers Of The Sun' Tour, With Chesney And Tim McGraw
Alex Lifeson Talks "Clockwork Angels"




© 2001-2019
top40-charts.com (S4)
about | advertise | site map
contact | privacy
Page gen. in 0.0249860 secs // 4 () queries in 0.0057122707366943 secs
Top40-Charts.com
Members Area
Register or login with just your e-mail address

A validation link will be sent to your e-mail. The link will expire in 15'.


Support Top40-Charts.com (5$/year) We noticed you are using an Ad blocker! Please consider supporting our site. We provide free content for everyone and would love to only be funded by music lovers -> Find out how