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The world premiere of the Bösendorfer Beethoven Appassionata player grand piano!

Jordan Kitt’s Music was the proud recipient of the one-of-a-kind Beethoven Appassionata grand, handcrafted by Bösendorfer in Vienna, Austria.

The piano was recently unboxed at the Jordan Kitt’s Music Warehouse and Distribution Center in Rockville, Maryland, and was just delivered to the Premium Piano Salon in Fairfax, Virginia while a crowd of customers, students and teachers looked on and were treated to a premiere performance by Yamaha Artist Nikita Fitenko.

This unique instrument will be involved in some unique upcoming performances at major area institutions (to be announced soon) but will reside in the meantime as the centerpiece of the Jordan Kitt’s Premium Piano Salon, a unique room dedicated exclusively to concert grade pianos from around the world.

To learn more about this piano, or for more information if you’re interested in acquiring this one-of-a-kind melding of music and art, visit here today!

A behind-the-scenes look at the arrival and unboxing of the Bösendorfer Appassionata Piano!

The Bösendorfer Appassionata has arrived from Vienna, Austria, and here is a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the unboxing of this unique combination of instrument & art.

This grand piano is the one-of-a-kind, and is designated as “#23” in reference to Beethoven’s beloved Sonata. It also features the high resolution Disklavier player/recording system. Find out more about the details of the piano here.

Or join us on Friday as we bring this amazing instrument to the Premium Piano Salon at Jordan Kitt’s Music in Fairfax (RSVP Here!).

Bosendorfer Beethoven 250

“Appassionata”

Jordan Kitt’s Music is proud to offer a one-of-a-kind world exclusive, coming soon to Jordan Kitt’s Music: The Bosendorfer “Appassionata”.

This unique instrument celebrates the 250th Anniversary of Ludwig Van Beethoven’s birth, designated number 23 for his 23rd Sonata, the famous “Appassionata”.

Hand crafted in Vienna, Austria using the platform of Bosendorfer’s famous model 214VC piano, this amazing combination of instrument & art offers shimmering mother-of-pearl adornments of the famous composer, chrome fittings, inlaid musical scoring on the inner lid and a silver frame.

Also, it is the only special edition piano to include the extraordinary Disklavier high-resolution player and recording system. Numerous other exclusive features and artistic elements combine to make this instrument completely unique.

If you are interested in acquiring this one-of-a-kind piano, there will only be one opportunity in a lifetime. Register here for more information and updates on its imminent arrival at our Premium Piano Showroom…

Find out more here…

Jordan Kitt’s Music presents a virtual student recital!

Jordan Kitt’s Music is pleased to present a virtual student recital featuring students from our Virginia Beach Showroom & Music Education Center, led by Studio Manager Mun Lee Han!

We’re extremely proud of the perseverance of these students and teachers in the spirit of “The Show Must Go On”, using a virtual platform so that all can enjoy the hard earned fruits of their practice!

Find out more about Jordan Kitt’s lesson programs here!

Jordan Kitt’s Music featured on WTTG Fox 5 on the importance of music in the home…

Jordan Kitt’s Music CEO Chris Syllaba was interviewed by reporter Holly Morris of WTTG Fox 5 in Washington, DC on the importance of music now that people are spending more time at home than ever before.

Jordan Kitt’s Music, representing Yamaha throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC., is currently open for business in all four of its locations, and lessons are continuing through online interactions.

For more information on lessons, rentals or new & used piano sales, visit https://www.jordankitts.com

Tony DeSare and the “Jordan Kitt’s Music Piano Song”

Here’s an interesting and entertaining video from international recording and performance artist (and our good friend) Tony DeSare coming to us from his studio with a recollection of writing the “Jordan Kitt’s Piano Song”.

It’s a piece he wrote to help us commemorate our 100th anniversary, and one you may have heard on the radio on stations like WTOP.

And here’s another performance of the song from the grand opening of our Rockville Showroom & Music Education Center:

See and hear more of Tony at his website here, and keep up to date on his area concert appearances!

Get a preview of the Fall with the Jordan Kitt’s Music School Newsletter!

Another season of fabulous music making has come and gone, and there is so much to look forward to as fall begins!

The students at Jordan Kitt’s Music have given dozens of recitals, performed for events, festivals, and competitions throughout the region, and have grown as musicians in private lessons and in the Yamaha group classes at each of our three locations in Rockville, Fairfax, and Beltsville. The Jordan Kitt’s Music Piano Festival continued this year with more than 60 performers, and a fantastic Honors Recital that showcased the hard work of 18 talented young artists and their teachers. We are thrilled to provide our students with the best educational and performance opportunities we can and look forward to another year of music making with you!

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Clarissa Bevilacqua

Jordan Kitt’s & the DCACC host Clarissa Bevilacqua backstage at Merriweather Post Pavilion

Howard County Plays, a partnering of Jordan Kitt’s, the Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission, and the Columbia Festival of the Arts, hosted international violin phenom Clarissa Bevilaqua backstage at Merriweather Post Pavilion this week.

As part of an outbound effort to bring local and international artists to the Howard County community, this marks the first community concert of 2019 featuring one of the world’s great, young violinists, accompanied by master pianist Terry Lowry.

Praised for enchanting the audience with her musical interpretation and style, Clarissa has always had a passion for music. She started playing the violin at age five, and debuted at the Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago in front of ten thousand people when she was nine years old. She has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, and has given solo recitals and concerts in the United States and Europe.

Chris Syllaba

Chris Syllaba, President & CEO of Jordan Kitt’s Music introduces Clarissa to a near capacity audience this week.

The audience was also presented with a preview of “Hear Us”, a reality series focused on the lives, struggles and successes of three young artists seeking to attain the top tier of international musicianship in their respective disciplines.

To learn more about events like this in Howard County, visit Howard County Plays, Jordan Kitt’s Music, The Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission, or the Columbia Festival of the arts.

Meet some of our teachers!

Jordan Kitt's Lessons

Olena Pereverten
Olena

Olena was born and raised in Odessa, Ukraine. She began her piano studies at the age of three. She attended the Odessa Special Music Boarding School and received a Bachelor Diploma and a specialist Diploma in Music Teaching and Piano Concert Performance.

She has won many piano competitions including the First Prize in the Piano Competition “Blue Bird” in Simferopol, Ukraine ; the Third Prize in the International Competition in memory of Sergei Prokofiev; the Special Diploma in the International Piano Competition in the name of Emil Gilles; and the Special Prize in the International Piano Competition in the name of Vladimir Krainov.
Find out more or choose a class with Olena here!

Li-Ly Chang
Li-Ly Chang

Li-Ly Chang, is a pianist, composer, teacher, and chamber musician. She has received many grants and awards including MD State Arts Council, Jordan Kitts Music Teacher’s Enrichment grant, MD State Music Teachers Association and Montgomery County Music Teachers Association grants.

Her performances include the Dame Myra Hess Series, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Roosevelt Hall, Shriver Hall, Strathmore Center, Savannah on Stage Festival, Levine School, and New England Conservatory.
Her piano teachers include Sacha Gorodnitzki, Leon Fleisher, Sequeira Costa, Fernando Laires, Walter Hautzig, Jack Winerock and Ming Tcherepnin. Her composition teachers are Joe Nelson, John Pozdro and Henry Mitchell.

She has been invited to perform and teach at International School in Shanghai in 2017. She was a music panelist for the Maryland State Arts Council and is the Director of the International Young Artist Piano Competition, Washington DC. She is a faculty member at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD.
Find out more or choose a class with Olena here!

Nuria Planas-Vilanova
Nuria Planas-Vilanova

Núria was born in Barcelona, Spain and began learning music theory and piano at a young age. She studied both at the Conservatori Municipal Superior de Musica de Barcelona for ten years. She also studied piano in Germany with Stanislav Rosenberg for an additional four years.

Since moving to the United States she has continued her classical piano studies with renowned Russian pianist Nikita Fitenko. Núria competed in her first Washington International Piano Artists Competition in 2017, and looks forward to competing again in 2019.
Olena has performed extensively throughout the Ukraine including performances with the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra.

A hardworking mother of two, Nuria has been playing the piano for over four decades. She taught beginner and intermediate piano to children and adults for over 5 years before joining the Jordan Kitt’s team in 2019. Based on her students’ interests, she teaches classical, contemporary and modern styles of music.
Find out more or choose a class with Olena here!

Find out more about our private and group lessons for either adults or kids here!

Greenhill winery

Piano concert & wine tasting at Greenhill Winery

This past weekend, Jordan Kitt’s Music was proud to be part of a special recital at Greenhill Winery.

The wine tasting and piano concert featured the talents of acclaimed pianists Nikta Fitenko and Katerina Zaitseva!

The Middleburg Music Fest International took place in the stunning Barrel Room in the beautiful horse country setting of Middleburg, Virginia.

Music by sby Brahms, Grieg, Dvorak, Mussorgsky, and Barber were all part of the event.

The event was ponsored by Jordan Kitt’s Music, the Town of Middleburg, and Greenhill Winery.