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Houry & Jacqueline Schmeizl to make Music at the Southfield Church

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Houry & Jacqueline Schmeizl to make Music at the Southfield Church

Music at the Southfield Church closes its sixth season presenting mother daughter duo, Houry and Jacqueline Schmeizl, with a celebratory evening of four-hand piano, featuring works by Bach, Mozart, Grieg, Saint-Saens, Shostakovich, Khachaturian and Cold Play!

The concert will begin at 7:00 pm on Saturday, July 2nd, at the Southfield Church, 234 Norfolk Road in the Southfield Village of New Marlborough. For more information, a full season lineup, and updated Covid protocols, visit thesouthfieldchurch.org. Admission is free; a retiring collection will be taken at the door to support the artists. A reception on the lawn follows each concert (weather permitting).

Music at the Southfield Church is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council through a grant from the New Marlborough Cultural Council.

Houry Schmeizl has dedicated over 25 years to developing the artistic abilities of her students both young and old. Under her guidance, Ms. Schmeizl’s students have received multiple awards and honors including first place trophies and cash prizes at the Crescendo International Competition and Rising Talents, American Protege, (first place concerts held in Carnegie Hall, NYC), numerous top level trophies and awards at the Bay State Piano Competition (MA), the American Fine Arts Festival (NY), Steinway Piano Competition (MA), and Audrey Thayer Piano Competition (Hartford, CT), In addition, Ms. Schmeizl’s guidance has led to admission to the Juilliard School - Preparatory Division, and most recently to The Berkeley School of Music, CA and the Honors Music Program at Western CT State University.

While Ms. Schmeizl enjoys all opportunities to showcase classical music, her favorites are those that are collaborative artistic endeavors, including Ballet Accompaniment, Accompanying instrumental performances, and Four Hand Piano Music. She also enjoys performing and learning about ethnic and culturally diverse music from around the world including that of her own heritage, the music of Armenia.

Ms. Schmeizl is the owner of Piano Academy of New Marlborough and currently teaches twenty four students from CT, MA and as far as South Carolina. She is a member of the CT Music Teachers Association, and the American College of Musicians. Ms. Schmeizl has served on the executive board of the New England Piano Teachers' Association, and is a member of the Steinway Society. She enjoys leading master classes as well as judging yearly for the National Guild Auditions.

She is also the author of the Armenian Songbook, My Childhood Reflections, Mangootyan Hoosherus.
Ms. Schmeizl has lived in New Marlborough, MA for the past years with her husband Mark, and daughter Jacqueline.

Jacqueline Schmeizl, age 16, resides in New Marlborough, MA with her parents. She has been playing the piano since the age of five, having studied with her mother for ten years, and currently studies with Margreet Francis, chair of Piano at the Hartt School of Music. She has performed in Carnegie Hall seven times as a top tier prize winner for four different International Piano Competitions including American Protégé International Competition, The Crescendo International Music Competition, Music Fest-Rising Talents and The American Association for Development of the Gifted and Talented (AADGT) Passion of Music. She also performed in Rome in 2017 as a top winner for the Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition.
She has performed in multiple master classes for concert pianists Irma Vallecillo Keller and Dr. Paul Rutman, Dr. Melvin Chen, Director of Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Malgosia Lis, Chair of the Suzuki Piano Division at Hartt, and award-winning composer and pianist Catherine Rollin.

Jackie is a freshman at Bard Early College at Simon’s Rock, and is concentrating in psychology. She hopes to achieve a PhD and become a clinical therapist. In her free time, she enjoys flamenco dancing, swimming, downhill skiing, rock climbing, spending time with her friends, and reading psychological case studies. She volunteers at public schools, children’s programs, and nature centers, and has been awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award for 2021.

Southfield Church (United Church of New Marlborough)
Admission is free
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM on Sat, 2 Jul 2022

Event Supported By

The Southfield Church (United Church of New Marlborough)
(413) 229-8109
music@thesouthfieldchurch.org

Artist Group Info

Houry & Jacqueline Schmeizl
info@hourymusic.com

Southfield Church (United Church of New Marlborough)

234 Norfolk Road
Southfield, Massachusetts 01259
(413) 229-8109
music@thesouthfieldchurch.org