Klari Englander

Pianist and Educator Klari Englander was born in Czechoslovakia and pursued her studies at the City Music School in Kosice. She later received her Diploma and Teacher’s Certificate at the State Conservatory of Prague before emigrating with her husband to the United States in 1939. After arriving in the U.S., Ms. Englander settled in Indianapolis where she continued piano studies with Ozan Marsh and participated in master classes with Alfred Mirovich and Bela Boszormenyi Nagy. While living in Indianapolis, she performed annually in solo and duo-piano recitals and appeared on radio in addition to working as an accompanist and maintaining a private teaching studio. She received her Bachelor of Music Degree in 1964 and Master of Music Degree in 1968 from Butler University with a major in Music Education and taught within the Indianapolis Public School System from 1964-1971. She was also an active member of the Indianapolis Piano Teacher’s Association and served as President of this organization from 1958-1960. After moving to New York in 1971, Ms. Englander engaged in Postgraduate Studies with Robert Pace at Columbia Teachers College and through the years appeared in chamber music performances at the 92nd Street Y and the Hebrew Arts School while coaching with Chaim Freiberg on 4-hand piano literature. In 1972, Ms. Englander joined the piano department faculty at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. In 2000, she was honored at the First Annual Achievement Awards Ceremony of the Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music for her more than 20 years of extraordinary dedication and still maintains an active teaching studio there while remaining close to her son, Dr. Raymond Englander, who practices Neurology in Eugene, Oregon. Ms. Englander has been a member of Mu Phi Epsilon (Kappa) since 1961 and an affiliated member of the New York City Alumni Chapter since 1972.

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