Founded in 1942 by Edith Sullivan Golde - Zelma Bodzin, President


Sunday, October 8, 3 p.m., Tenri -
SEYMOUR BERNSTEIN, A CELEBRATION in his 90th birthday year
- A concert featuring his piano works performed by students and friends.

As so many young students are participating, bringing family members, seating for guests will be limited. Able-bodied adolescents and adults may be requested to stand. We hope you will understand and participate in this joyful event with understanding of the special circumstances. We will make video clips available on YouTube and the Leschetizky Facebook page.

Sunday, Oct. 15, 3 p.m. - Members' Musicale, at the Thomas Salon. Please contact François Nezwazky for more information, and please note special time.

Thursday, Oct. 19, pianist DARIA KISELEVA, Engleman Recital Hall, Baruch College, 25th Street and Lexington.

The Drozdoff Society is sponsoring this concert, and offering LA members an Early Bird Special:
$45 for three concerts at Baruch (see flyer above), if you purchase tickets by September 30 -
$25 for our Leschetizky Birthday Recitalist, Vyacheslav Gryaznov, on Thursday, March 22, and
$10 each for Kiseleva's recital and for bass-baritone Mark Steven Doss,
accompanied by Gryaznov.

Furthermore, the first 25 ticket-buyers who contact me at
upon purchasing their tickets are invited to attend a salon/masterclass with Gryaznov
at my studio on Feb. 3, 2018, at 3 p.m. He will work with a couple of students of LA members and also perform several selections.

The new season calendar is up, for the most part. Click on Event Calendar.

Dues as of Sept. 1, 2017.
$50 per year
$135 for three-year pre-pay
$500 lifetime

Dues were last raised in 2012.

Join the Leschetizky Association! Scroll down for membership information and click on tab for application.
Please view our Calendar of Events for a full list of the Association's offerings.

If you would like to help us sponsor performance opportunities for pianists of all ages, please make a donation via the Donate button below, or by check to Young Drago, address at the bottom of this page. Donations made to the Leschetizky Association Debut Fund, Inc., are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Leschetizky Association is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Concerto Competition 'Theodor Leschetizky' for Gifted Young Pianists

First prize: William Lin - Click on picture for his bio.
Second prize: Adam Jackson

Congratulations to all the participants! We heard beautiful playing at the auditions.

Please visit for more information about the competition.

Click here for the Guidelines for the Youth Concerts and the Gifted Young People's Concerts

Click here for the Association's By-Laws

Participants in the 2016 AWARDS CONCERT, with Raj Bhimani, Director, GYP; Sophia Chen, student of Sophia Agranovich, performs Chopin's Impromptu No. 1, at the 2015 Gifted Young People's Concerts

Minji Kwon performs Corigliano's "Etude Fantasy" at the 2013 Live Music Benefit; Nils Vigeland introduces his song "There Was a Child Went Forth Every Day" (Walt Whitman)

1. Tom James talks about his piece "Attacco Belle"
2. Sheila Simpson performs "Attacco Belle" at the Live Music By Living Composers Benefit Concert, 2011
3. Gayle Martin Henry performs "To Keep the Dark Away" by Judith Shatin, with Charles E. Gerber, narrator
4. Junko Ichikawa performs "New Pictures at an Exhibition" by Seymour Bernstein, with poems by Owen Lewis

Click on picture to view video

Dues for membership are as follows, effective September 1, 2017:

Annual Membership: $50
Three-year Payment Option: $135
Lifetime Membership: $500

Help us continue to provide opportunities to young pianists. Make a Donation today!
The Leschetizky Association is a 501(c)(3) Not-for-profit Organization.

The Association has published a Leschetizky Album - Eleven long-out-of-print piano pieces
by Theodor Leschetizky

Click on cover picture for pdf order form, or here for html version: HTML Order Form

Join the Leschetizky Association today and become a part of this great tradition of pianism, 
descended from Czerny and Beethoven, through the virtuoso pianist, composer, and pedagogue

     You can contribute to excellence in the performance and teaching of the piano

  • Network with musicians committed to upholding Leschetizky’s teaching ideals of beautiful tone production and musical integrity

  • Introduce future generations of pianists to this tradition of pianism

  • Provide your students with opportunities to perform

  • Join as a Friend and enjoy the programs offered by the Association

  • Enjoy free admission to the LA at Tenri Concert Series

The Leschetizky Association Programs    The News Bulletin           

The Leschetizky Association Venues and Programs

The Tenri Cultural Institute at 43A West 13th Street, NYC, a gallery where we house our Steinway "B", a gift from Hilde Wittgenstein, widow of Paul Wittgenstein, who was one of our founding members

Montclair State University in New Jersey, and Merkin Hall, Steinway Pianos, etc., in New York City

  • The Leschetizky Association at Tenri concert series features concert artist members in recital.

  • The Live Music By Living Composers Benefit Concert, involving composers active in the New York area, raises funds for the concerto competition and other programs we offer.

  • The Leschetizky Birthday Concert presents young pianists who embody Leschetizky's principles of piano playing.

  • The Youth Concerts provide young students the opportunity to practice performance skills.

  • The Gifted Young People's Concerts afford young pianists age 18 and younger, who are students of members, an opportunity to perform on stage with their peers. The concerts are adjudicated.

  • The Annual Awards Concert showcases students selected by a panel of judges from those performing on the Gifted Young People’s Concerts.

  • The Artist Student Recital provides an opportunity for pianists 18-32, who are rising young artists studying with Leschetizky Association members, to perform in a public recital.

  • The Teachers Forum meetings offer an opportunity for teachers to meet and discuss teaching techniques.

  • The Adult Performers Groups are informal gatherings where members play for one another to try out their repertoire, at members' studios.

  • The Concerto Competition 'Theodor Leschetizky' for Gifted Young Pianists, held every two years, presents a young artist (age 17 and younger) in a New York debut with orchestra, performing a full concerto.

  • The Master Class Series features renowned artists and teachers.

  • Seymour Bernstein Master Class
    Featured students: Sarah Palmer, Marcel Rominger, Justin Warren
    Click on picture to view movie of Mr. Bernstein working with Justin Warren

    The News Bulletin

      Members receive the Association's annual magazine, which includes:

    • News of the Association's events of the past year

    • Articles about Leschetizky and his musical descendants

    • Items from the Archives

    • Articles of scholarly and general interest

    • Calendar of members' concerts

    • Profiles of artist members

    • News from members' studios and regional chapters


    The Leschetizky Association also publishes an annual membership directory and maintains the Theodor Leschetizky Archives. We welcome members in the Leschetizky Pianist, Pianist, and Friend categories. To join, please download an application by clicking on the Membership tab to the left, and mail to:

    Ms. Young Drago
    37-21 90th Street, Apt 2R
    Jackson Heights, NY 11372

    Contact: Young Drago or Alison Thomas at