Anthony Newman

Anthony Newman

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Anthony Newman, who has been described by Time Magazine as "The High Priest of the Harpsichord," has maintained a 40-year career as leading organist, harpsichordist, and Bach specialist. His recordings embrace more than 170 CDs on such labels as CBS, SONY, Deutsche Grammophon, and Vox Masterworks. In 1989 Stereo Review voted his original-instrument recording of Beethoven's 3rd Piano Concerto as "Record of the Year." As keyboard artist, he has performed more than 60 times at Lincoln Center, and has collaborated with such artists as Kathleen Battle, Itzhak Perlman, Eugenia Zukerman, John Nelson, Jean-Pierre Rampal, James Levine, Lorin Mazel, and Leonard Bernstein. As conductor he has worked with the chamber music orchestras of St. Paul, Los Angeles, Budapest, and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. His symphonic appearances include Seattle (over 40 appearances), Los Angeles, San Diego, Calgary, Denver, and the New York Philharmonic Orchestras. As a composer, he has had his works performed in Paris, Vienna, Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw, New York, and London. His compositions include 4 symphonies, 4 concerti, 3 large choral works, an opera ("Nicole and The Trial of the Century"), 3 CDs of piano music, as well as chamber, organ, and guitar works. The recipient of 26 consecutive composer's awards from ASCAP, he is music director of "Bach Works," New York's all-Bach association, and of the Bedford Chamber Concerts. Mr. Newman is on the board of "Musical Quarterly Magazine," and has been music director for twenty years of St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Bedford, NY.