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Newton Piano Summit: Laszlo Gardony and Daniela Schächter
The Newton Piano Summit is a new tradition from the Waban Improvement Society presenting professional world-class artists in an intimate setting—entirely free to the public. Performers are selected from an A-list of recognized artists from the New England and New York area. Join the Summit Facebook page to keep alerted to videos and performances.
Daniela Schächter was already performing and doing studio session work in her mid-teens. She has won many prestigious awards and competitions including the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition, the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Competition, and the Terri Lyne Carrington Endowed Scholarship. Her third CD, Purple Butterfly, was recorded at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York. Daniela is Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music and Adjunct Professor at Montclair State University.
Laszlo Gardony (“A formidable improviser who lives in the moment” – JazzTimes) has performed in 27 countries and released a dozen albums during his distinguished decades-long career. Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition, Gardony has been called “a pianist worthy of praise within the highest pantheon of performers” by Jazz Review and “a great pianist” by Dave Brubeck.