FORT LEE, N.J. – Renowned pianist Priya Mayadas will be returning to the Fort Lee Public Library on Sunday, June 5, to perform a number of classical selections from composers like Schumann, Bach and Liszt.
Previously described as an “important talent in the world of music,” by the Miami Herald, Mayadas’ style has been called “hauntingly beautiful” and “radiant, spiritual (and) eloquent.”
Mayadas has given solo performances throughout the United States, including at the Ravinia Festival Rising Stars Series, Caramoor Festival, Dame Myra Hess Debut Recital Series, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the Morgan Library, Merkin Hall and Jordan Hall, according to a statement.
She has performed as a soloist with the New Jersey Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Macon Symphony and the Eastern Musical Festival Orchestra, among others.
Mayadas, whose family in India counts several concert pianists in its ranks, was a prodigy who played Mozart melodies by ear at the age of 2. By 4, she was performing in public. At the age of 9, she became one of the youngest winners of a BMI Student Composer Award.
A graduate of the New England Conservatory, Mayadas has won several honors and awards throughout her career. She also is founder of the Concerto Project, a nonprofit agency that supports new contributions to concerto literature.
Admission to the 2 p.m. June 5 event at the library, 320 Main St., is free. For more information, visit the library’s website.
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