Dr. Paul Posnak
Musician & Educator
child prodigy, Paul Posnak received a full scholarship to the Julliard
School of Music when he was only eight years old. He subsequently earned
Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral degrees, and was awarded the Loeb Prize
(Juilliard's highest award). In addition, he won First Prize awards
in both the International J.S. Bach Competition and the Concert Artists
Guild Competition in New York, resulting in a performance at the White
House and national recognition. He has accompanied and collaborated
with Luciano Pavarotti and Jennie Tourel and performed and recorded
with such acclaimed ensembles as the Emerson String Quartet, The Fine
Arts String Quartet, the Dorian Woodwind Quintet and the Portland, New
World, Vega and Bergonzi String Quartets. His recent appearances as
soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center received
high praise (see performance reviews), resulting in a special performance
in May, 2003 for The Supreme Court of the United States.
Dr. Posnak's distinguished career as both a classical artist and jazz
pianist has brought him international recognition, while his CD recordings
for EMI Classics, Naxos, Arabesque, Stradivari Classics and Yamaha Disklavier
have drawn universal praise. He has entertained audiences on four continents,
and millions more have heard him on such popular radio programs as National
Public Radio's "Performance Today", London's "Platform
Live" and in live broadcasts on major stations throughout the U.S.
He has completed a multi-CD project of American music for Naxos, and
has just recorded the Tangos of Ernesto Nazareth for the Cambria label.
In November, he will be in Los Angeles as a judge of the 2005-6 Grammy
When not performing or recording, Dr. Posnak serves as Professor of
Music and Director of the Accompanying/ Chamber Music Program at the
University of Miami School of Music. He is in great demand as a teacher
and clinician throughout the U.S.,Europe and Asia. He lives in Coral
Gables, Florida with his wife, Harriett Galvin and daughters Sarah and
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