Key Pianists Concert Series

Key Pianists Concert Series


Please join us for our exciting third season. We welcome the dynamic pianist Cecile Licad on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at 8:00 p.m., and the distinguished masters Misha and Cipa Dichter in solo and duo works on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Both concerts will be held in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. 


Thursday, January 18, 2018, 8:00 p.m.

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Ms. Licad will perform masterpieces by Franz Liszt including the Piano Sonata, and American works by Edward MacDowell and Elie Seigmeister. Tickets are available at CarnegieCharge (212) 247-7800, online at and at the Box Office at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue.  All seats are reserved, $35.00, with student and senior discounts available at the Box Office.

Called "a pianist's pianist" by The New Yorker, Cecile Licad was born in Manila. She moved to the U.S. at age 12 where she studied at the Curtis Institute of Music with Rudolf Serkin, Seymour Lipkin and Mieczyslaw Horszowski. She made her professional debut at the age of 19 at the Tanglewood Festival with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Seiji Ozawa. The following year she won the prestigious Leventritt Gold Medal, one of the youngest musicians ever to do so. Since then, Cecile Licad has been giving solo recitals all over the world and has appeared as soloist with numerous American, European, and Asian orchestras. She has performed with conductors including Claudio Abbado, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, Andre Previn, Mstislav Rostropovich, Sir George Solti, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Pinchas Zukerman. Among her most outstanding recordings are Rachmaninoff's Second Piano concerto and his Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with Claudio Abbado and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the second piano concertos of Chopin and Saint-Saens with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Andre Previn, a recording that was awarded the Grand Prix du Disque.

Please join us for a rare opportunity to hear this fine artist in concert.


Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Distinguished master Misha Dichter will perform Schubert's great, late A Major Sonata, and a selection of etudes by Scriabin. Together with Cipa Dichter, their audience will be treated to Schubert's F Minor Fantasie for piano four hands, and Aaron Copland's El Salon Mexico, as transcribed by Leonard Bernstein for two pianos.

Tickets are $40.00 at or through Carnegie Charge at (212) 247-7800, and at the Box Office at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue. All seats are reserved. Student and senior discounts are available at the Box Office.



KEY PIANISTS is a concert series at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, presented by Terry Eder.

KEY PIANISTS' mission is to bring to the New York stage and audiences pianists of special intelligence, sensitivity and insight. These are musicians who have had substantial performance experience throughout their career and who have much to offer music lovers. Performers may include pianists in academia and other deserving performers whose career has not brought them often to New York. Artists will be invited to perform the repertoire in which they specialize or have a particular affinity.

Our second season featuring Ann Schein, Terry Eder, and Sara Davis Buechner has concluded with rave reviews for all three recitals. The links below will take you to them.

Sara Davis Buechner in review:

Terry Eder in review:

Ann Schein in review: