Spring 2021: In Memoriam: Nelita True

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The world lost a legendary musician, pedagogue, and colleague with the passing of Dr. Nelita True Laires on January 17, 2021. In a 2010 Clavier Companion interview, Dr. True expressed, "I value deeply being part of the eternal continuum of teaching… I simply cannot imagine a more satisfying role in life than that of teacher and being part of that c...
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An Interview with Nelita True: Part II

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In the March/April issue, Nelita True, one of the world's great artist-teachers, discussed her childhood and teen years as a piano student and her evolution as a teacher. She also described the contributions of her major influences: Helen Titus, Leon Fleisher, Fernando Laires, Nadia Boulanger, and Sascha Gorodnitzky. P...
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An interview with Nelita True

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Nelita True made her debut at age seventeen with the Chicago Symphony in Orchestra Hall; her New York debut was with the Juilliard Orchestra in Avery Fisher Hall. Since then, her career has taken her to major cities throughout the world performing, presenting master classes, and serving on the juries for international piano competitions.  The ...
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