Thank you!

What a terrific evening!!! If you were at Weill Hall Wednesday, November 9, you definitely agree. Former students of  Seymour Lipkin (Lora Tchekoratova, Steve Beck*, Koji Attwood, Andrius Ziabys, Jenny Chai*, Rieko Aizawa*, Ieva Jokubaviciute*) and Kneisel Hall’s Artistic Director Laurie Smukler and cellist Joel Krosnick* played a concert in loving memory of Lipkin and for […]

Seymour Lipkin 1927 – 2015

Memorial Services Friday, December 4, 2015 3:00 p.m. Riverside Memorial Chapel 180 West 76th Street (Amsterdam Avenue & 76th St. NYC)Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival (TBA) Curtis Institute of Music (TBA) The Juilliard School (TBA) Check the Calendar for updates. Seymour Lipkin, Born 1927, Detroit, Mi., died Mon, Nov. 16 2015, Blue Hill, ME. He […]

Welcome 2015

Dear Friends, On behalf not just of the board but of the students and teachers themselves, we hope you will give a generous gift to keep Kneisel Hall healthy and fully ready to welcome fifty-one young artists next summer. –Robin Clements, president  Libbie Cluett, development chair   A gift to Kneisel Hall is an investment, and […]

Kneisel Hall was awarded grant for community outreach

World Premiere of Richard Wernick Sonatina, at Kneisel Hall Violinist Laurie Smukler and cellist Joel Krosnick will give the world premiere of Richard Wernick’s, Sonatina in the Shape of a Pearl July 4/6, a piece written for them. Wernick  is visiting Kneisel for the premeire.  On July 2 he is giving a public discussion on […]

Fall Newsletter!

Click here to read the PDF version of our newsletter.  Dear Friends, Included is our 2013 Newsletter. It was a great! summer season. Just a reminder: This Friday (November 15) is the the JSQ Benefit for Kneisel Hall at the University Club (1 West 54th St) at 7:30 pm (music starts). If you’ve already sent […]

Rhiannon Banerdt

Rhiannon Banerdt (KH violin, 10, 11, 12)  writes: ” I wanted to share some exciting news with you.  I’ll be joining Community MusicWorks in Providence, RI in the fall as a new Violin Fellow for the 2013-2015 seasons.  Lots of chamber music and teaching, so more of what I was doing at Kneisel! “

March Newsletter

Dear Friends, If you live in the New York area or are planning a visit join us for dinner and an evening of, friends, conversation, great food and Beethoven (alumni performances of the Ghost Trio and a violin & piano sonata). APRIL 6TH for the GALA KNEISEL HALL HOUSE CONCERT! Ellen and Fred Harris (1 […]


Our dear, dear friend, Gregory Charles Carroll, the most  ardent supporter of the Kneisel Hall Young Artists died today. Our hearts are with his family.  

Alumni News October 2012

Cellist Marta Bragatuni has a new website: Violinists Elicia Silverstein and Stephen Tavani are co-concertmasters of the Colburn Orchestra for the 2012 -13 Season. Colburn Conservatory is in Los Angeles – the season schedule is on line Cellist Patrick McGuire was presented the 2012 McGraw-Hill Robert Sherman Award for Music Education and Community […]

Alumni Visits and Weddings

ALUMNI VISITS: Kate Dillingham (cello, 1986, 87, 89) visited the campus this autumn. Kate lives and plays in NYC. Barbara Mallow, her teacher just happened to show up – it was a happy reunion. Carolyn James Jesselsohn (cello) came to A Far Cry with husband and son Samuel. The Jesselsohns live in Brooklyn. WEDDINGS Elise […]