Zelma Bodzin
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Ensemble Piano Class Starts at Mannes

On January 22nd, 2018 at Mannes/New School there will be the start of a new semester of ensemble-duets! This class is open to undergraduates and features repertoire for four or six hands at one piano.



Pianist Zelma Bodzin began concertizing at the age of five, and went on to study with Eugene List, Dieter Weber, Rosalyn Tureck, Wilhelm Kempff, and Arminda Canteros, and participated in master classes with Lili Krauss and Jorge Bolet.  Critics have recognized her acute ear and intriguing ideas (New York Times).  She has performed hundreds of concerts, and played every genre of music – solo repertoire, concertos with orchestra, and been a collaborative pianist with singers, instrumentalists and choruses, appearing in New York at Weill Hall, at Alice Tully Hall with the New York Chamber Orchestra, Carnegie Hall and the Apollo Theatre.

She is also a coach, artistic consultant, teacher, producer of recordings and videos, as well as a music editor.  Ms. Bodzin is regularly an adjudicator at competitions, from Dublin, Ireland (Dublin International Piano Competition, May 2018) to Sofia, Bulgaria, the French Caribbean; a member of the jury at the Aarhus (Denmark) International Piano Competition (2013 and 2015), the Tureck Bach International Competition (2014), the Leschetizky Concerto Competition for Gifted Young Pianists (2013 and 2015), International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York City (2006-8), and the Buono-Bradshaw Competition.  A member of the piano faculty at Mannes College/The New School and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, she also conducts masterclasses in Norway, Finland, Bulgaria, Ireland, Malta, Germany and Guadeloupe, as well as in the United States - in New York, Texas, Connecticut, New Jersey, Florida and Vermont.

Ms. Bodzin is the artistic advisor on award-winning recordings both in the U.S. and Canada.  She is Chair of the Leschetizky Association’s Concert Committee and the Association’s current president, a past president of the New York State Music Teachers Association, and was appointed to a national grant-review committee of the Music Teachers National Association.


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