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Paul Posnak

Frédéric Chopin Five Mazurkas, Berceuse in D-flat major, Op. 57, and Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor, Op. 66Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in D minor, L. 413 and Sonata in D minor, L. 465W. A. Mozart Rondo in D major, K. 486Ernesto Nazareth Two TangosScott Joplin / Posnak Maple Leaf RagErnesto Lecuona Desangano and La ComparsaThomas “Fats” Waller Clothesline Ballet and Honeysuckle RoseGeorge Gershwin Someone to Watch Over Me and I Got RhythmCo-presented with the U.S. Chopin FoundationPaul Posnaks international career as a concert pianist, recording artist, transcriber and sought-after teacher began as a child prodigy with a full scholarship to the Juilliard Preparatory School of Music at the age of eight. Recipient of Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees at Juilliard, and of the Loeb Prize (Juilliards highest award), he won First Prizes in the International J. S. Bach Competition, and the Concert Artists Guild Competition in New York. He has performed at the White House, The Supreme Court, and The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., at Carnegie Recital and Tully Halls in New York, and throughout Europe, South America, and Asia to critical acclaim. Additionally, Dr. Posnak is becoming internationally renowned for his improvisations and note-for-note transcriptions of the great jazz pianist-composers of the 1920’s and 1930’s. His reconstructions of the brilliant solo improvisations of George Gershwin and Thomas “Fats” Waller from the old recordings and radio broadcasts have established him as a world authority.