©2019 by Lara Saldanha

Lara Saldanha

Pianist

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Bio

The "maturity" of Indian-American pianist Lara Saldanha's performances has been praised as "hugely impressive" (Navhind Times.) Lara is currently in the Professional Studies program at the Mannes School of Music, having completed her M.M. at Mannes studying with Vladimir Valjarević. Lara received her B.M./B.A. in Piano Performance and Economics from Northwestern University, studying with Alan Chow. Past teachers include Serguei Milstein at the Geneva Conservatory in Switzerland, Inna Terekhov, and Neya Korsantia.

Lara has been a prizewinner at the 2019 Mannes Piano Concerto Competition, 2018 Metropolitan International Competition, and 2010 and 2011 Geneva Conservatory Competitions, among others. Lara has performed in the DiMena Center, German Consulate, Bohemian National Hall, and World Trade Center Plaza in New York and made her Indian debut in 2017 at the National Center for the Performing Arts.

Lara is passionate about making music accessible to all, playing in the “Neighborhood Concerts” series in NYC public schools, Groupmuse house concerts, retirement communities, and passing on her love for music to her 15 students.

 

Upcoming Performances

 

September 7, 7:30 p.m.

Brooklyn, NY

First Groupmuse of the season! Works by Bach, Messiaen, Takemitsu, and Clara Schumann.

RSVP here for address. 

October 1, 7:00 p.m.

Stiefel Hall (fourth floor), 55 W. 13th St., New York, NY

John Cage's Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano, with newly composed interludes by New York composers. Performing Sonatas IX-XII and "Caged Interlude" by Eleonor Sandresky. 
This event is not ticketed and has free admission.

October 3, 7 p.m.

Weston Art Gallery, 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH

From Bach to Takemitsu, "Homages" is an exploration of artistic inspiration. What forces made such composers truly great? More details here!

Tickets are free ($15 donation suggested.) Register here.

October 4, 8:00 p.m.

Stiefel Hall (fourth floor), 55 W. 13th St., New York, NY

"A Study in Glass." Piano Cantabile series curated by Simone Dinnerstein. This concert presents the complete etudes of Philip Glass. Performing etude number 19.
This event is not ticketed and has free admission.

October 26, time TBD

New York, NY (Upper West Side)

Groupmuse number two! Works by Bach, Messiaen, Takemitsu, and Beethoven.
RSVP link with details coming soon.

October 27, 8 p.m.

Stiefel Hall (fourth floor), 55 W. 13th St., New York, NY

"Water Works." Piano Cantabile series curated by Blair McMillen. This concert presents music by Chopin, Liszt,  Schubert/Liszt, Faure, Debussy, Ravel, Takemitsu, Tan Dun, Bloch, Cowell, and Peterson. Performing Henry Cowell’s "The Tides of Maunaunan."
This event is not ticketed and has free admission.

November 2, 2:00 p.m.

Brookdale Senior Living, 455 N. End Ave, New York, NY

An afternoon recital with works by Bach, Beethoven, Clara Schumann, Messiaen, and Takemitsu.
This event is not ticketed and has free admission.

November 17, 2:00 p.m.

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 331 E. 70 St., New York, NY

An afternoon recital with works by Bach, Beethoven, Clara Schumann, Messiaen, and Takemitsu.
This event is not ticketed and has free admission.

November 22, 8 p.m.

Stiefel Hall (fourth floor), 55 W. 13th St., New York, NY

"Preludes and Rhapsodies." Piano Cantabile series curated by Yuri Kim. This concert presents music by Bach, Brahms, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Bartok, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Villa Lobos, Messiaen, Hindemith. Performing the Prelude from Grieg's "Holberg Suite."
This event is not ticketed and has free admission.

 

Press

 

An Advocate for Music Education

Article by Iris Gomes

Published in Prutha Goa, January 2018

Read here

Lara Saldanha: Passionate About Using Music for Social Causes

Article by Luis Dias

Published in Navhing Times, January 2018

Republished on the author's blog

Read here

Music for a Cause

Article by Dolcy D'Cruz

Published in the Herald Goa, January 2018

Read here

Love and the Pilgrimage to Petrarch

Article by Luis Dias

Published in the Navhind TImes, February 2017

Read here

Coming Back to Her Roots

Article by Janice Rodrigues

Published in the Navhind Times, December 2016

Read here

Pianists Shin, Saldanha Love Learning at BMC

Published in the Transylvania Times, August 2010

Read here

Teaching

Lara has been a devoted teacher since 2014. In 2015 she started her private studio in Seattle, Washington. Upon moving to New York City in 2016, she joined the faculty of Keys to Success NYC. Lara was awarded a Teaching Fellowship at Mannes for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Lara believes in a holistic musical education that includes note reading, rhythm, technique, theory, history, and an appreciation for music. Her lessons emphasize above all learning effective practice and learning techniques, that are applicable to not only their musical studies. Her goal is to encourage curiosity, creativity, and above all a love for music in all its shapes and forms.

For more information about private lessons, click the button below!

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Resume

Click here to learn more about Lara's education, work, and performing experience.

List of Repertoire

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Short Bio

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Long Bio

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Contact

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