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Classical Pianist SHIZ’KA to Perform Centuries-Old Music with a Millennial Twist

Revelation Gallery March 21, BRILLIANCE & FERVOR: Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Scarlatti & More

(New York, New York) January 30, 2020 — ShiZ’ka will return to St. John’s in the Village on March 21, 2020, at 2 PM; this concert will be held at Revelation Gallery. Her first concert SCARLATTI IN THE CITY was received with great enthusiasm and this follow up performance BRILLIANCE & FERVOR: Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Scarlatti & More will feature new pieces just added to the artist’s already expansive repertoire. read full release

THE PASS, A Musical By Denise Marsa Will Come to Revelation Gallery in the West Village

by BWW News Desk Oct. 30, 2019  – THE PASS, a musical starring Denise Marsa with the effervescently talented Tracy Stark at piano & vocals premiered in London at the Playground Theatre 9/27/18 and 9/29/18 and received outstanding reviews. The piece will have its first NYC performance on Tuesday, November 26 at Revelation Gallery in the West Village, where Denise calls home. read full release

Sandra Bookman, Host of New York’s ABC Channel 7’s HERE & NOW to Interview Author Dr. Kela Henry

NYC Meet Nia, the Sassy, Smart & Savvy Heroine of the Award-Winning YA Book, NIA & THE NUMBERS GAME

NEW YORK – Oct. 30, 2019 – PRLog — Nia & The Numbers Game: A Teenager’s Guide to Education, Relationships & Sex is a young adult part-novel, part-self-help book. Defying the traditional publisher’s aversion to books that straddle both fiction and non-fiction, the self-released Nia & The Numbers Game is hitting a chord for both teenage girls and parents. Nia’s life, including friends, family, school, and dating, with her fictional experiences juxtaposed with Dr. Kela Henry’s real-life expertise, is intriguing young readers. The narrative is balanced by the author’s “Let’s Talk” section at the end of chapters, which explains and enhances the “what if” scenario without talking down to teens. read full release

NIA & THE NUMBERS GAME by Dr. Kela Henry Celebrates One Year Anniversary & Wins a NABJ Award

* Awards NEW YORK – Sept. 13, 2019 – PRLog — Dr. Kela and her debut book “Nia & The Numbers Game: A Teenagers Guide to Education, Relationships & Sex” was awarded top honors following her National Association of Black Journalists Conference and Career Fair Author Showcase. The award coincided with the one-year anniversary of her book’s release. All the books were judged by a team of experienced NABJ members on compelling subject matter, writing style, relevance and uniqueness. read full release

KeyMedia Music Group Announces the Signing of Recording Artist Tobe Baer

(MENAFN – PRLog) — Continuing their work developing and launching new talent, KeyMedia Music Group is excited to announce their newest signing, up-and-coming singer/songwriter and acoustic guitarist Tobe Baer to an interim management and production deal.
Tobe, a native Californian hails from the San Francisco area. Born December 16, 1991 to a German Mother and Canadian Father, he grew up with exposure to a variety of influences, amongst his international family, living all over the world including Canada, Germany and India. However, it was not until nearly 7 years later, after graduating with honors and a BA in Bio engineering from UC Santa Cruz, and with 3 years of special education teaching under his belt, that he realized that his one true calling was to make music. He dropped everything and moved in with his brother Janosch Roth, a successful producer and studio owner in Sonnenbuhl, Germany in the south German Alps. Literally living in his brother’s studio Lautstumm Studios, for nearly a year singing, playing, recording, and perfecting his craft as a songwriter and producer he began top shape his music catalog. read full release


(Tuesday, February 26, 2019 – New York, New York) – Kéze Records announces the release of ShiZ’ka’s debut album SCARLATTI SONATAS featuring fourteen of the renowned composer Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti’s sonatas. Playing classical piano since the age of four, ShiZ’ka is an acknowledged Scarlatti authority who has studied with renowned Japanese teachers Toshimi Sakou, Keita Kosaka, Makoto Yamahata, and Mako Okamoto. She has also studied at prominent music schools including Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts and Berklee College of Music.

ShiZ’ka comes from a family of musicians. Her parents Nobue and Toshiyuki Saeki are both classical musicians (bassoonist and oboist respectively) and run a very successful music school, Poco A Poco, in Japan. Since ShiZ’ka was very young, she possessed a deep passion to perform. Much later, she was profoundly inspired by the nobility of Emil Gilels’ performances. read full release Musical America

International Piano Magazine recently stated in their review, “This is a refreshing brace of Scarlatti sonatas. The order of the Sonatas works beautifully; there is no doubting that ShiZ’ka has a resonance with Scarlatti’s style.”

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