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Shirley Kirsten
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  • Fresno, CA
  • United States
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I'm a performing pianist, piano teacher, recording artist, writer, BLOGGER, and film maker. Grad, NYC HS of Performing Arts, (FAME school) Oberlin Conservatory, New York University, Master of Arts.

Blogging at Wordpress about everything piano: stories, instructional videos, musings, cultural commentary.
Arts Specialty:
Music, piano, (classical) teaching, writing, film making
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Directing, Producing, Script Writing
Pianist, Other Instrument(s)
Spoken Word/Literature
Literary Writing

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Running with Scarlatti in REPEATED NOTES!!

Scarlatti Toccata in D minor


Domenico Scarlatti never fails to come up with a flashy pyrotechnical escapade that can make or break a player in progress. I know, because I've walked the plank with this piece until I was able to reverse my fortune and run with it happily into…


Posted on February 20, 2011 at 10:00pm

Domenico Scarlatti on Speed by Shirley Kirsten

I needed an extra pair of hands to navigate the Baroque composer's technically challenging sonata in A Major, K. 113 and my wish came true.

Your eyes are not playing tricks on you. Watch the repeat of the first section.

Video Editor: Aviva Kirsten…


Posted on February 18, 2011 at 4:19pm — 4 Comments

Anne Meux, her pianos, and my visit, by Shirley Kirsten

The Meux Home was not where I met Anne Meux. She was a celebrated woman well before I had relocated from New York City to Fresno, and by some quirk of fate, she became my next door neighbor in the Northwest suburbs upon my arrival here in the Central Valley.

I didn't realize Anne was cut of aristocratic cloth in the 15 or so years we cohabited as house by house residents, because the very rare times she greeted me, I never once heard her refer to the distinguished downtown… Continue

Posted on February 11, 2011 at 1:28am — 2 Comments

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At 9:50pm on February 18, 2011, Victor Ramayrat said…

Welcome as well Shirley and thank you for sharing your videos.  It's amazing to watch them.  I would love to share your blog about Anne in our future print publication this coming April.  If you are ok with it, I will contact you later for the details of that print project.


Take care.



At 5:46pm on February 11, 2011, Rosemary Lakovich said…
Welcome to Shirley.

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