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German Diez Recital: Erika Nickrenz & Antoine Zemor
German Diez Recital: Erika Nickrenz and Antoine Zemor
Saturday, March 25th at 7:00 pm
Greenwich House Music School
46 Barrow Street, NYC
TICKETS: $25 online or at the door
Celebrated alumni Erika Nickrenz and Antoine Zemor return to Greenwich House Music School for the first German Diez Recital of 2023 as they look to honor their former mentor and our late piano chairperson, Maestro German Diez. These accomplished pianists will present a program dedicated to German featuring the works of Mozart, Chopin, Schubert, Nazareth, Moszkowski, and Piazzolla. Tickets are $25 and a portion of proceeds will go towards the German Diez Piano Scholarship Fund, which has given help to promising piano students based on merit and need since 1997. Join us at 46 Barrow Street on Saturday, March 25 at 7 p.m.
Pianist Erika Nickrenz made her concerto debut in New York’s Town Hall at the age of 11. A recipient of the Rockefeller Tanglewood Fellowship, she began her studies with German Diez at the Greenwich House Music School at age 6 and later received her Bachelor’s and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School as a pupil of Abbey Simon. Multiple Grammy nominee Nickrenz has toured with Music from Marlboro, the Spoleto Festival, and with Charles Wadsworth and Friends. Steinway Artist Nickrenz was featured soloist on the PBS series “Live from Lincoln Center” and recently performed George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” at the Music in the Mountains Festival. Nickrenz was the founding pianist of the Walden Horn Trio and Chamber Soloists USA. Current projects include commissions and recordings of composers Carlos Franzetti, Miguel Del Aguila, Jovino Santos Neto, Emilio Kauderer, Daniel Binelli, and Adolphus Hailstork.
As pianist of the Naumburg Award-winning Eroica Trio, Nickrenz has released 8 recordings for EMI and performs the Beethoven Triple Concerto more frequently than any other trio in the world.
Ms. Nickrenz currently resides in Northern New Jersey with her husband, clarinetist Karl Herman, and their son, Zachary.
Antoine Zemor began his piano studies at the Greenwich House Music School with the renowned teacher German Diez. Under Diez’s guidance, he made rapid progress, and within a few years was performing as a soloist in concertos by Mendelssohn and Grieg. He later continued his studies at the Juilliard School, where he earned a doctorate and was featured as a soloist in Brahms second concerto in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.
After finishing formal music studies, he began to pursue a career as a finance professional, a field in which he continues to thrive. While developing his finance career, he has also continued to sustain a modest schedule of musical activity and concert performances. His musical career highlights include releasing a full-length CD of solo piano music by the Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth (currently available on major streaming platforms) and performing Liszt’s first piano concerto as a soloist with the New Amsterdam Symphony in New York’s Symphony Space.