Guitar studies: Rev. Gary Davis; Piano: Irén Marik; Composition: Peter Pindar Stearns, Hugo Weisgal; Japanese sokyoku: Henry Horaku Burnett; Schenkerian analysis: Felix Salzer, Carl Schachter. Faculty: Mannes College the New School for Music since 1991, Queens College (1980- 1). Guest professor:National Conservatory, Sofia, Bulgaria; Moscow and Petersburg Conservatories. 2013 recipient of an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant for Restoration, Dissemination, and Repatriation of the Earliest Recordings and Films in Bali.
Participant: Stanford University’s Reactions to the Records II and III. Co-founder/co-director, Scuola Italiana del Greenwich Village; Writer and producer of over 230 LPs and CDs; assistant producer to Teresa Sterne/Nonesuch; founder of Arbiter and World Arbiter Records, director: Arbiter of Cultural Traditions; author of Ignaz Friedman: Romantic Master Pianist: (Indiana Univ. Press); co-editor: Moriz Rosenthal In Word and Sound (Indiana Univ. Press); Articles on music, cuisine and Jewish history and literature in The Forward, Details, World Music; co-author of La Cucina Picena (with B. Muzi; F. Muzzio, Padova), Lectures and radio talks on historic performers and cuisine in the US, and Italy. Concert performances (guitar: Piedmont Blues, Gospel and Ragtime) in Italy, Estonia, and various New York storefront Black Baptist Churches; Curator: Great Pianists of the Century on Film , Lincoln Center (in cooperation with the Musée Louvre, Paris). Audio restoration of historic recordings in various media. Archivist for Boston University's Roman Totenberg Legacy.
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