Kushner has appeared internationally in both solo (Carnegie
Recital Hall; the Phillips Collection; the Deia Festival in Mallorca,
Spain) and chamber music (Newport Music Festival; Strings in the
Mountains; Music in Old Krakòw, Poland).
has taught at the Mannes College of Music, and most recently, on
the piano faculty at the conservatory at the University of Missouri
at Kansas City.
diverse interests include art history (ancient Greek sculpture and
Italian Renaissance painting), literature, classical ballet (Balanchine)
and historical piano recordings.
solo recordings can be found on the Connoisseur Society (The Chopin
Mazurkas), VAI (The Choral and Organ Music of Kevin Oldham), Albany
(The Piano and Vocal Music of Kevin Oldham), and Epiphany (music
of Chopin, Brahms, Liszt, Schumann, and Mendelssohn) labels.
recent CD releases of music for piano, four-hands with the late
Igor Kipnis are available on the Parnassus and Palatine labels.
In the spring of 2004, another Kipnis-Kushner CD will be released
on the Palatine label comprised of music for four hands of Schubert
and Brahms. Ms. Kushner received degrees from Northwestern University
(BM 1980) and the Juilliard School (MM 1982), and did post-graduate
work at New York University.
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