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Name: Jeni Slotchiver
Skills: Player, Soloist, Teacher, Writer (Pianist)
Phone: +1 (212) 581 4070
Address: 250 West 57th Street, Suite 2412, New York, NY 10107, United States
Links: E-mail
Jeni Slotchiver has dedicated her career to the presentation of new and rarely heard compositions. A champion of twentieth century composers, she has performed numerous world premiers in major New York City recitals (twice at Carnegie Hall). Ms. Slotchiver tours widely as recitalist, lectures at universities, writes extensively, and is a regular guest on National Public Radio. World known as a leading proponent and performer of the work of composer Ferruccio Busoni, she is also highly respected for her interpretations of rarely heard American and Latin American compositions.

Jeni Slotchiver's historic 1997 all-Busoni recital, at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City (the first in thirty years), received the 'heart-felt appreciation' of the Busoni Foundation. Her series, Busoni The Visionary has received worldwide critical acclaim. Anthony Tommasini, writing for The New York Times (December 30th 1999), selected her debut CD for an article titled 'Appropriate For Millennial Reflection.' Michael Tanner, in CLASSIC CD, described her performance as, "A towering spiritual statement, especially in a performance as fine as Slotchiver's, where the technical accomplishment is entirely at the service of the music's inward grandeur." From Singapore, Tony Gualtieri wrote, "A revelation…Bold and brazen…Jeni Slotchiver is a pianist of the highest artistry. Fully in control of this notoriously difficult material, she has the technical equipment to let the music speak without impediment…One feels the music is being allowed to sing." David Hurwitz, in Classics Today, made the point succinctly when he described her playing as, “Quite simply mesmerizing…positively physical."

Her North American piano repertoire ranges from Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, to Nathaniel Dett and Luis Gottschalk to the avant-garde Frederic Rzewski. Moreover, her expansive Latin American repertoire includes the work of; Alberto Ginastera, Carlos Guastavino, Ernesto Lecuona, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Francisco Mignone, Win Muller, Astor Piazzolla, and Frutuoso Viana.

Jeni Slotchiver holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Indiana University. She resides in New York City where she has studied with German Diez, and through him, traces her musical lineage to Claudio Arrau. Ms. Slotchiver is currently working on Volume III of her series BUSONI THE VISIONARY.



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