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AAPF Presents Alon Goldstein Masterclass/lecture

14 Mar 2014

On Friday, March 14th, renowned concert pianist Alon Goldstein will present a masterclass featuring local advanced piano students and a lecture/presentation under the auspices of the Asheville Area Piano Forum in partnership with the Asheville Symphony. The Program will run from 10:30 - 12:00 at the First Baptist Church of Asheville (5 Oak Street) in the Crocker Auditorium. The masterclass will feature Kiffen Loomis of Biltmore Forest performing the first movement of Beethoven's Waldstein Sonata and Joseph Rajagopal of Black Mountain performing Chopin's Waltz in A minor, B. 150.
Following the masterclass, Mr. Goldstein will take questions from the audience and speak on various topics of interest. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact
The Asheville Area Piano Forum (AAPF) is a non-profit 501(c)3 in Western North Carolina dedicated to providing educational and musical opportunities for pianists, piano & keyboard teachers, their students, and their communities. The AAPF welcomes as a member anyone in the WNC area who supports the AAPF mission and shares an interest in piano music, piano performance, and/or piano pedagogy.
Annually, the AAPF hosts five Special Presentations with guest lecturers/performers, two Benefit Concerts, the next being held Sunday , March 23, featuring five of the Forum's concert pianists in recital (Ticket information online at , Three (3) Student Recitals, Teacher Roundtable Discussions, Masterclasses, a “Practice for Pets” Contest benefiting the Humane Society, the Asheville Piano Competition, Composers’ Performances and continued collaborations and benefit programs with other nonprofit organizations in the WNC region.
As a result of the AAPF’s dedication to supporting its students, Asheville can boast a number of young pianists who have already begun to make names for themselves throughout the southeast region and are planning on careers in music. Due to the hard work of the teachers and concert pianists who donate their time and talents to perform and fundraise, the AAPF has awarded over $32,000 since 2008 to WNC students who show artistic merit and are facing financial challenges in continuing piano lessons. Any donations to this worthy cause are tax deductible and most appreciated. For more information on these programs or on how to join the AAPF, contact