Feb. 28, 2018 By Tara Law
Grammy nominated pianist David Holzman will perform in concert this Saturday in Kew Gardens and discuss his experience as a hearing-impaired musician.
Holzman, an accomplished contemporary pianist, essayist and musical commentator, will perform and speak at Maple Grove Cemetery’s Celebration Hall at 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd. from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. A reception with wine and cheese will take place after the concert.
Holzman, 68, was born in New York and went on to graduate from Queens College. He is currently a professor of Theory and Piano at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University.
The famed pianist lost hearing in his left ear in his youth and lost half of his hearing in his right ear 30 years later. Despite his disability, he continued to perform and was nominated for a Grammy for his album “Stefan Wolpe: Compositions for Piano,” in 2003.
He has performed across the country and internationally, including at the Schoenberg Festival in Vienna, the Alternativa Festival in Moscow and the Festival Internacional De Musica Nueva Siglo XXI in Vera Cruz, Mexico. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Alice M. Ditson Fund and the Aaron Copland Foundation.
Admission is free for attendees who RSVP at [email protected]. Admission at the door is $5.