Pianist, Emily Manzo
121 Ludlow Street, 2nd floor, NY, NY 10002
bet. Rivington St. & Delancey St.
Subway: F/J/M/Z to Delancey St—Essex St
Kyle Gann of the Village Voice has called Emily Manzo a “dynamite young pianist,” and the New York Times praised her performance of John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes with these words: “Ms. Manzo’s attention to detail was exceptional; clearly, she had the composer’s notes under her fingers and his particular timbres committed to memory.” Time Out New York has labeled her a “uniquely protean artists who makes several scenes move.”
Emily has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe in concerts and festivals of chamber music, experimental music and rock music. In September of 2011 she made her classical vocal debut with Jessica Pavone’s song cycle at Roulette New York, a concert funded by the Jerome Foundation. This cycle has been recorded and released on Tzadik in June 2012. She has premiered the works of John Luther Adams, Kyle Gann, Susie Ibarra, Matthew Welch, Aaron Siegel and Rodney Sharman, among others. Her degrees were earned at the New England Conservatory, the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Columbia University where her teachers included Jean Stackhouse, Stephen Drury, Lydia Frumkin, and Jeanne Golan.
Emily currently resides in New York where she performs regularly as a classical solo and chamber musician, as well as with her group, Christy & Emily. C&E has releases on The Social Registry (US), Big Print (UK) and Klangbad Records (DE). In 2009 she recorded the complete works for soprano and piano of Anton Webern with Jody Pou for the SHSK’H label, which received much praise from critics in France. She can also be heard as a guest on the recordings of Oakley Hall (Merge) and Oneida (Jagjaguar)).
She has a long-term collaboration with video artist Paul Rowley, including a film score for his feature-length work, The Rooms, which recently premiered at the Centre Pompidou. Emily is a founding member of Till by Turning, an ensemble dedicated to developing educational resources for new music.
With funding from the Lewis B. Cullman Foundation, Emily will complete her recording of the Chopin Preludes at Merkin Concert Hall in November 2012.