Judith Alstadter, brilliant American pianist, has achieved recognition and praise not only for the beauty and virtuosity of her interpretations, but also for the imagination and originality of her programs. Her Alice Tully Hall series devoted the complete piano works of Gabriel Fauré, heard for the first time in New York, was widely acclaimed and received plaudits for “keyboard command, sensitivity, complete technical equipment,” and “color, imagination, and dramatic flair.” Subsequent New York appearances include recitals at Carnegie Recital Hall in a series of Romantic Women Composers praised for their uniqueness and sensitivity.
She has concretized in the U.S., Europe, and the Caribbean, as recitalist, with orchestra, in lecture-recitals and in chamber music concerts. In addition to numerous solo recitals in New York and abroad, she has appeared at the Marlboro Festival, the Newport romantic Music Festival, and the Tully Hall Sampler Series. She is the Founder and Director of the Minnewaska Chamber Music Society, which presents chamber music concerts, festivals, and workshops.
Born in New York, Judith Alstadter is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where she studied with Rosina Lhevinne and Sascha Gorodnitzki. She received her Doctoral Degree from Yale Music School, where she worked with Ward Davenny, and has studied in France with Jeanne-Marie Darré and in New York with Volya Cossack and Abbey Simon.
Judith Alstadter has recorded for Musical Heritage and Educo Records. She was honored by the French Government for her contribution to French music in America and was named Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters. She is well-known as a music educator and has been affiliated with several universities. Dr. Alstadter is Artist-in-Residence and a member of the Music Faculty at Pace University and Five Towns College. She is a frequent speaker and workshop clinician for music organizations and teachers and also offers master classes in piano and chamber music. For more current details about Dr. Alstadter’s concerts, lectures and recordings, refer to her website, www.judithalstadter.com.