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GATHERING PIECES
Multiple Locations
Brooklyn and Beacon, NY
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"Gathering Pieces"
Not to be missed, this stunning performance brings together the wonderful sounds of Classical Guitar, Voice, Cello, And Piano with some of New York's most outstanding performers: Anna Mnich, Maoz Ezra, Leilah Dione Ezra, Alex Waterman, and Natalia Lavrova.
Book a sitter for a night out on your own! Or, bring your kids who can sit comfortably and enjoy the show!

Ticket price includes post-concert, cocktail reception!
Musically Yours,
The EzraGuitar Family

Performance date and location in Brooklyn, NY:

Thursday, November 15 @ 7:00pm
The RedStage at EzraGuitar
785 Coney Island Avenue (between Cortelyou & Dorchester Roads) Brooklyn, NY 11218

Performance date and location in Beacon, NY:

Sunday, November 18 @ 4:00pm
Beacon Hebrew Alliance
331 Verplanck Ave, Beacon NY


ANNA MNICH, Classical Guitarist
Anna Mnich is an active performer based in Brooklyn. She has appeared in various New York City venues such as the New York Historical Society, the Long Island Guitar Festival, the Pilsudski Institute of America in New York, the 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony, Collabfest, Dance Now Joe's Pub Festival. In 2015 she was a guest artist at the Guitarfest in New Jersey. She also actively collaborates with other musicians and dance groups. Her recent work in collaboration with a choreographer and double bass player was shown at the 2018 NACHMO Festival in New York City. As a member of  Silesian Guitar Octet, Mnich gave concerts in Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary. She has also recorded with Polish Radio National Symphonic Orchestra of Katowice.
Mnich is a laureate of the Andres Segovia Award from the Manhattan School of the Music, as well as several international guitar competitions ( the John Duarte Guitar Competition, the Sanok Guitar Meetings, the Kielce Guitar Competition).
Originally from Poland, Mnich started playing guitar at the age of ten in the studio of Amadeusz Kokot. She holds degrees from the Academy of Music in Katowice, and the Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Wanda Palacz and David Starobin respectively.

MAOZ EZRA, Classical Guitarist
Maoz Ezra was enchanted by the magic of the classical guitar at the age of 10. By 17 he found his calling as a guitarist and later on as an innovative guitar pedagogue. Maoz has explored different kinds of music, arranged, composed and premiered many pieces. His main contribution has been in the field of education, where he has created a successful innovative guitar method called EzraGuitar. As a performer, he was fortunate to perform various concerts in Israel, France and U.S, including a solo recital in Carnegie Hall (2009) among others. Music from his CD, East was played on the Israeli radio. Maoz studied guitar between the age of 10 and 30, and holds a Masters in guitar performance; He studied at the Conservatoire de marie de Paris, Ecole Normale de musique de Paris, Manhattan school of music, and Brooklyn College.

LEILAH DIONE EZRA, Soprano
Ms. Ezra has appeared on stages throughout Northern Italy, France, Israel, Canada and the New York Metropolitan area in both opera and concert. Her most recent credits include: The Soprano Soloist in the Verdi Requiem, Giorgetta in Il Tabarro, Blanche de la Force in Dialogues des Carmelites, Mimi in La Bohème,The Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia, among others. Ms. Ezra has appeared as a soloist with the New Israeli Chamber Orchestra, the North Jersey Symphony Orchestra and in Carnegie Hall in a concert with her husband, classical guitarist, Maoz Ezra. Ms. Ezra was the soprano soloist with the Frost symphony orchestra on their album releaseAn American Dream,a work by American composer Frank Ticheli, conducted by Zoe Zeniodi and released by Albany Records. In addition to singing, Leilah is the co-founder of the EzraGuitar Conservatory, with locations in Brooklyn and Beacon, NY, bringing top level guitar and arts education programs to hundreds of students since 2008. Currently, Leilah resides in Beacon, New York with her husband and their two fabulous daughters.

ALEX WATERMAN, Cellist
Alex Waterman is committed to the practice of living a more musical life. He is an artist, performer, and writer working with sound installations, film, video, and text. Cello and live electronics have been at the center of his practice for the last two decades. He has performed as a soloist and with ensembles in the U.S. and Europe, including Champs d'Action, Q02, Plus Minus Ensemble, Either/Or, and Argento. Alex has produced 5 books on notation and poetics with Will Holder, and has published articles and essays for Wesleyan University Press, Artforum, Bomb, The Third Rail, Dot dot dot, and many others. Alex was an artist in the 2014 Whitney Biennial where he presented 3 operas by Robert Ashley, including a Spanish language, live television adaptation of Ashley's Perfect Lives. Alex has taught at NYU, Bloomfield College and Bard College. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Wesleyan University from 2015-18. He is currently on the faculty at Ramapo College and Connecticut College.

NATALIA LAVROVA, Pianist
Natalia Lavrova is a highly regarded performer of multi-faceted artistry, whose sincerity of interpretation and beguiling charm upon the stage has won the hearts of audiences around the world. Ms. Lavrova enjoys a diverse career upon the international platform, and additionally holds substantial positions in the worlds of arts administration and pedagogy.
Solo and orchestral performances have taken Ms. Lavrova throughout her native Russia to Canada, France, Hungary, Italy, United Kingdom, Peru, Chile, South Africa and the United States, to include notable New York venues such as Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and Steinway Hall.  Ms. Lavrova has captured top prizes at the New Orleans, Isabel Scionti, Frinna Auerbach, Heidi Hermanns, Music Academy of the West, Silver Lake, and Senigallia International Piano Competitions. Upon her debut at the Leeds International Piano Competition, Ms. Lavrova was the youngest performer of 1996 admitted to the quarterfinal round.  In her repertoire, she has over 30 concertos and extensive solo recital programs, as well as substantial chamber music repertoire, including an ongoing partnership with her duo partner, pianist, Vassily Primakov.  Her repertoire includes works of Arensky, Clementi, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Brahms, Schubert, Liszt, Debussy, Milhaud, Godowsky, Saint-Saens, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Poulenc, Prokofiev, Corigliano, Liebermann, Barber and many others.
Natalia Lavrova was born in Moscow. She entered the prep division of the Moscow Conservatory at the age of five, and was subsequently accepted to The Juilliard School Pre-College Division, as a pupil in the studio of Herbert Stessin.  Ms. Lavrova went on to earn her Bachelor of Music and Masters of Music degrees at Juilliard, under the tutelage of Jerome Lowenthal.
Ms. Lavrova is the founder and president of Music School of New York City (www.musicschoolofnewyorkcity.com) and together with Vassily Primakov, she is the co-founder and partner of LP Classics, a record label dedicated to unearthing rare, never-before released recordings and live performances of celebrated artists and emerging stars. www.lpclassics.net
Natalia Lavrova is a Yamaha Artist in Education.
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