Gems of the Piano Four-Hands Repertoire
JULIA BADY, piano, is a concert pianist, and maintains a private piano studio in Greenfield, Massachusetts. She has performed chamber music and solo piano music throughout the New York/New England regions. She has enjoyed playing concerts for the Roslyn Young Memorial in 2010 and 2015, and is delighted to participate again this year. Ms. Bady performs piano four-hands repertoire with Jamie Goodnow and with Andrew King. She has a long-standing and joyful collaboration with tenor Irwin Reese, which began at an RYM concert here in Madison, CT. Ms. Bady was a finalist in the Concert Artist’s Guild competition with flutist Susan Thomas, performing at Carnegie Hall, NYC. She has many self-produced CD’s and her performances have been aired on public radio in Boston and in Amherst, MA. Ms. Bady is a certified Taubman Approach teacher. The Taubman Approach is an ergonomically healthy way to play the piano, which allows for freedom and ease, thereby paving the way to greater musical expression. Ms. Bady recently traveled to Norway to introduce the Taubman Approach to Norwegian pianists. She has presented many master classes and technique clinics for pianists, including at the University of Massachusetts, the Northampton Community Music Center (MA), and the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven, CT. Ms. Bady also enjoys coaching chamber music groups. https://juliabadypianist.com/
ANDREW KING, piano, is a soloist and chamber musician based in Connecticut. Mr. King has performed throughout the Northeast, including to a sold-out Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as soloist, and with his colleague and friend, soprano, Julie Reumert. Mr. King holds degrees from Bowdoin College (BA in music) and the Hartt School (MM piano performance). He regularly performs on the St. John’s Summer Music Concert Series in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and in CT and MA, with his four-hand duo partner, Julia Bady.
In addition to performing, Mr. King is a Certified Instructor of the Taubman Approach, the groundbreaking and transformative approach to piano playing that provides the necessary tools for musical expressiveness through healthy motions at the keyboard. He has studied extensively with Robert Durso, master Taubman teacher and co-founder of the Golandsky Institute, in New York; he was also a student of Gerald Stofsky in Vienna, and Margreet Francis and David Westfall at the Hartt School of Music. Mr. King has served as an adjudicator for the Hartford Music Teachers Alliance (HMTA) and has presented introductory workshops on the Taubman Approach. For more information, please visit andrewkingpianist.com.