Kenn Gartner

Kenn Gartner

Only MTNA nationally certified teacher of Piano and of Voice in Marin County. One of two listed as a Teacher of Piano and as a Teacher of Voice on the Juilliard School's list of private teachers. My studio is in San Rafael, Marin County, California, where I sit at one Steinway B and the student sits at the other Steinway B! Here is a recent review: SPONTANEOUS NOTES FALLING LIKE TECHNICAL PEARLS IN GLORIOUS ORCHESTRATION Kenn Gartner offers the music of Carl Maria von Weber Victorian Englander House November 11, 2006 [The] Konzertstuck in F minor, Op. 79}, by Carl Maria von Weber, can be played only by someone who is at ease with gargantuan technique. Welcome to the world of Kenn Gartner. Along with The San Francisco Concerto Orchestra and under the baton of conductor Geoffrey Gallegos, [he] performed [the] IKonzertstuck for his Saturday audience at Victorian Englander House. The piece is interesting, requiring streams of cluster chord madness and delicate, seemingly spontaneous notes. At times, the orchestra and piano appear to splash through waves of fire. It is a long piece, a precise piece, an abstract romantic'-not always easy to hear, but fascinating to watch and Gartner's performance on piano was groundbreaking. Jean Bartlett for San Francisco Virtuoso

Genre(s)

Classical, Other

Education

Cornell University: A. B. The Juilliard School of Music: Artist's Diploma in Piano Queens College, City University of New York: M. S. New York University, Steinhardt School: Ph. D. in Piano Technique

Awards

Elected to Board, Bay Area Summer Opera Theater Institute (BASOTI)--2008. Three Steinway Showcases since 2005: "Kenn Gartner and Friends," Sherman Clay, San Francisco. Steinway Showcase at Long Island Store, 2003. Graduate Teaching Assistant: The Juilliard School. Teacher of Piano, Cornell University, Freshman to Senior years when regular professors had full studios.

Associations

Music Teachers National Association California Association of Professional Music Teachers National Association of Teachers of Singing Music Educators National Conference

Influences

John Kirkpatrick: Charles Ives\\'s pianist, helped me to develop respect for the composer's score. Donald Grout, eminent musicologist who helped develop my concepts of performance practice. Adele Marcus, who helped me develop my interest in piano tec

Links

Steinway Web Address

steinway.com/teachers/kenngartner

Address

89 Vista Marin Drive
San Rafael, California 94903-5229
United States

Contact

Phone: 415 4440618