An Event to Remember

On Tuesday, April 17th Jordan Kitt’s Music and Yamaha Corporation of America hosted a special reception and presentation at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Guests from Music Schools, Performance Venues, and Area School Districts around the area were treated to special performances by renowned pianists Frederic Chiu and Gerald Clayton on the award winning Yamaha DCFX Concert Grand Piano.

What made these performances so special that the performers themselves weren’t even present for the event! Both pianist were actually seated at a DCFX Concert Grand Piano located at Yamaha Artist Services in New York. Thanks to Yamaha’s Remote Live Technology, concerts can be broadcast to venues all around the world, opening up wonderful new opportunities for performers everywhere.

The second part of the presentation was a sample lesson given by Frederic Chiu to Sophia Pileggi, a sophomore piano major at Catholic University. Again, Frederic was located in New York, with the student located here. Piano Instructors from local music schools were astounded with the system, and the opportunities this presents for guest lecturers, master classes, and Distance Learning opportunities for their students.

Altogether a very enjoyable evening, and we’re happy to say several performance venues will be presenting special concerts and programs to the public using this technology. Keep watching this blog space for future announcements of concerts and performances.


Brad Prentice

Jordan Kitt’s Music

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