Music for Piano Duet on Free April 2 Recital at St. Michael’s


Duo pianists Galina Prilutskaya and Inessa Gleyzerova will perform at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church on Thursday, April 2, at 12:15 p.m. This free noontime recital is part of a series, entitled Music at St. Michael’s, that takes place in the sanctuary of this historic church located in downtown Trenton at 140 N. Warren St.

The performers are faculty members of Westminster Conservatory, the community music school of Westminster College of the Arts of Rider University. The program will last approximately 45 minutes, and concertgoers are invited to bring a bag lunch for consumption during the event.

The program on April 2 comprises movements from two works by Moritz Moszkowski, Nouvelles danses Espagnoles, op 65 and Four Polish Dances, op. 55; Ludwig van Beethoven’s 6 Variations on ‘Ich denke dein’, WoO 74; the Ballet from Orphee et Eurydice by Christoph Willibald Gluck; and Sergei Bortkiewicz’s Russian Tunes and Dances, op. 31.

Inessa Gleyzerova received a master’s degree in music from the Belorussian Academy of Music, Minsk. Her performances in the United States include solo recitals at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and the Kosciuszko Foundation, and chamber music recitals at Merkin Concert Hall.

She also won the hearts of the audience with her technical brilliance and artistic insight in Italy at the Meranofest’95. Ms. Gleyzerova Shindel was the First Prize Winner of the Metlife Music Competition. Harris Goldsmith of the New York Concert Review magazine wrote: “Inessa Gleyzerova is a well equipped pianist and burgeoning musician of potential stature…”

Ms. Gleyzerova Shindel is a faculty member of Westminster Conservatory as well as one of the artistic directors of the Music-Fest Rising Talents Festival.

Galina Prilutskaya has performed extensively as a soloist, accompanist, and chamber musician throughout the United States, Germany, and Russia, including special appearances in Richardson Auditorium, Moscow Conservatory, and the Liszt School of Music. Her students have received numerous awards and acknowledgements of excellence in piano study.

At present Ms. Prilutskaya is a faculty member of Westminster Conservatory in Princeton, NJ. The next Music at St. Michael’s recital will take place at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9.