The album “Woman At The New Piano” has received a nomination in the Best Classical Compendium category. In addition, the piece, Flaherty: Airdancing for Toy Piano & Electronics, performed by Nadia Shpachenko (piano) and Genevieve Feiwen Lee (toy piano) and composed by Tom Flaherty was nominated in the Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance category.
“Woman At The New Piano” scored yet a third nomination in the Producer of the Year, Classical, category for producers Marina A. Ledin and Victor Ledin.
The album was engineered and edited by Barry Werger-Gottesman. It includes world-premiere recordings by Tom Flaherty, James Matheson, Adam Schoenberg and Peter Yates, who is also a music professor at Cal Poly Pomona.
Pianist Nadia Shpachenko-Gottesman has performed extensively in solo recitals and with orchestras in major venues across North America, Europe and Asia. Described by critics as a “truly inspiring and brilliant pianist… spellbinding in sensitivity and mastery of technique,” Nadia enjoys bringing into the world things that are outside the box – powerful pieces that often possess unusual sonic qualities or instrumentation. She performs on piano, toy piano, harpsichord, and percussion in concerts that often feature recitation, electronics and multimedia.