ANN SCHEIN, pianist
I am privileged and excited to have entered into the age of “The Web Site”, thanks to many of my beloved and savvy students, whose “But Miss Schein, you MUST…” convinced me to become an enthusiastic member of this new world of communication! My creative friends in Newhall Klein, whom I met while performing in the 2010 Gilmore International Piano Festival last June, with their keen interest in the lives of individual artists, have brought this concept to fruition with my new web site presented here.
This is my story up to this moment, “A Life in Review” it might be entitled, in celebration of 60 years of making music, performing and communicating with audiences across the world.
My heart overflows with gratitude for my beloved parents, my incredible teachers, and my family – my “team” in life truly a “Miracle Team – who have unconditionally supported me throughout this journey.
I cannot as well neglect to thank all the critics, writers and commentators whose words you will read here, and who have given so generously of their opinions, encouragement and warm-hearted endorsements in their reviews.
And now I thank you for celebrating with me and joining me in reliving these many unforgettable musical moments!
My Clavier Article
“The weekend musical pleasures included an all-Schumann program from the Concert Artists of Baltimore on Saturday...The program offered a neat balance of familiar and rare repertoire. Representing the familiar was the Piano Concerto, which featured the exuberant Ann Schein...[She] demonstrated more than just the chops for the concerto; she had a way of enlivening well-worn phrases, of maintaining interest as well as momentum...Schein’s playing was…filled with character throughout. The pianist was attentively partnered by conductor Edward Polochick...”
Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun
October 18, 2010