Sit back, relax and enjoy the music at NYPA’s upcoming events!


2019 commencement Recital

Sunday, June 9th, 2019 @ 7:00pm

Students present a variety of masterpieces from the classical and jazz traditions.
Preceded by a presentation of year-end certificates to all of NYPA’s current students. Followed by a reception.


jochem le cointre, composer-pianist

Saturday, April 21st, 2018 @ 7:30pm

Dutch pianist & composer Jochem le Cointre will be featured in solo recital playing works by Scarlatti, Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Yedidia and Le Cointre. Mr. Le Cointre is a former student of Dr. Ronn Yedidia at NYPA and a graduate of The New School (May, 2016).

Admission: $12 | Students: $9 | Free Admission for NYPA’s students & families.

About the Artist

Pianist & Composer Jochem le Cointre (born 1994 in the Netherlands) began his musical journey at an early age through the records of his uncle and lessons at the local music school in his hometown Leeuwarden. Shortly after - he started winning prizes in jazz and classical competitions such as the Prinses Christina Concours (PCC) in 2006 and 2008, and the Parnas Concours. He continued his studies at the young talent class of the Groningen and Zwolle Conservatory, while completing his high school diploma. After the Veneto Jazz Summer School in 2011 he was awarded a scholarship to study at the New School for Jazz in New York. He moved there in 2012 with further support from the Dutch VandenEnde Foundation and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds among others. During his four year bachelor course at the New School he also studied classical piano and composition with Dr. Ronn Yedidia at the New York Piano Academy. Le Cointre performed in jazz clubs and special events throughout his New York years, including commissions for compositions and arrangements performed at the School’s Graduation Commencement in Madison Square Garden in 2014. As his thesis project (May, 2016) Jochem composed the music, wrote the libretto, produced and staged his first opera “Steppenwolf - a musical retelling” based on the novel by Hermann Hesse. His jazz duo with American bassist Simon Mastri has taken them on several tours around the US and Europe. The first album of the Mastri-Le Cointre Duo, entitled “Thalassaki”, was recorded in the spring of 2017 and features originals, standards, and arrangements of folk music. After graduating in New York, Le Cointre resettled in the Netherlands where he composes, teaches, performs and records.


Gila Goldstein, pianist in concert

Saturday, May 16th, 2015 @ 7:30pm

Acclaimed concert pianist Gila Goldstein will perform a solo recital in the spirit of celebrating important life and career anniversaries at the New York Piano Academy. She will be performing a selection of piano gems which reflect her life-long dedication to the art of piano playing, including the Chaconne by Bach-Busoni, 8 Klavierstücke op. 76 by Brahms, miniatures by Schubert-Liszt, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Chopin, Poulenc, Mompou, De Falla, and the World Premiere of Ronn Yedidia’s Waltz no. 16.

About the Artist

Pianist Gila Goldstein who is known as a versatile musician has captivated audiences around the world with her unique artistry and soulful interpretations. Based in New York City in the past 27 years and has been sharing her life between Boston and New York since 2010, she serves on the piano faculty at Boston University School of Music and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. This coming September Gila will also join the piano faculty at the New York University Steinhardt School’s Department of Music and Performing Arts.

Gila Goldstein has performed as a solo artist and a collaborative pianist throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Asia, Europe and Israel. Her most notable performances included the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta Da Camera in Mexico City and the Lincoln Symphony in Nebraska, as well as recitals and concerts at Lincoln Center and Merkin Hall in New York City, Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano, Beijing Concert Hall, China, the Purcell Room at the South Bank Center in London, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Musée de Louvre and Cité des Arts in Paris, Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Old First Church and Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco, Gardner Museum in Boston, Dame Myra Hess concert series, Ravinia’s “Rising Stars” Series and Symphony Hall in Chicago, ”Great Performances“ series in St. Louis, Henry Crown Hall in Jerusalem and the Tel Aviv Museum, among others.

A Board member of the American Liszt Society (ALS) and the Founder-President of its NY/NJ Chapter since 1992, she has been a frequent guest performer at the ALS annual festivals in the USA and Canada.

A champion of the music of Israel’s leading composer Paul Ben-Haim for nearly two decades as a performer and recording artist, Gila has recorded two volumes of his entire piano and chamber works on the Centaur label. The recordings have received rave reviews worldwide.

Gila Goldstein holds her music degrees in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Prof. Nina Svetlanova and the Tel-Aviv University’s Samuel Rubin Academy of Music (currently Buchman-Mehta School of Music) where her teacher was Prof. Victor Derevianko.

Upcoming performances this summer and next season include recitals in Korea, Kansas, Boston, Los Angeles and Miami, as well as her debut with the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion in September 2015.

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arthur hart, pianist, in concert

Saturday, March 22nd 2014 @ 7:30pm

$15 general admission; $10 students and seniors

On March 22nd, 2014, New York Piano Academy is proud and excited to present a virtuoso concert by pianist Arthur Hart. Mr. Hart will present a daring program of pieces by Chopin, Liszt, Scriabin, Ravel and Yedidia.

Ballade No. 1, Op. 23, in G Minor | Frederic Chopin

Sonata in B Minor, S. 178 | Franz Liszt

I. Lento assai – Allegro energico

II. Grandioso – Recitativo

III. Andante sostenuto – Quasi adagio

IV. Allegro energico – Stretta quasi presto – Presto – Prestissimo – Andante sostenuto – Allegro moderato – Lento assai

Four Etudes, Op. 8 | Alexander Scriabin

No. 10 in Db Major

No. 9 in G# minor

No. 11 in Bb minor

No. 12 in D# minor

Ondine, from “Gaspard de la Nuit” | Maurice Ravel

Grand Etude No. 7 in F# Major, “The Flight Over the Ocean” | Ronn Yedidia

Prophets | Ronn Yedidia

Piano Sonata No. 3, “Outcries” | Ronn Yedidia