Janine has performed across the United States and in Europe as a solo pianist and collaborative artist. Consistent with her philosophy of using her talents to enrich the lives of others, she made a solo appearance at a benefit concert for the Westchester Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless with blues guitarist Sue Foley. She has performed extensively with violinist, Misha Keylin, most notably a performance in the acclaimed Dame Myra Hess Recital Series which was broadcast live on WFMT Radio in Chicago. Her other engagements have included many solo and collaborative performances in New York, Chicago, Seattle, Spokane, Albany, Nice and Rome. She is planning a solo performance of works from her album at Carnegie's Weill Hall in the fall of 2006.
Inspired Journey is Ms. Knox de Nigris' debut solo album. It includes celebrated selections from the classical piano repertoire which inspired her as a young pianist to pursue her dreams of a performance career and teaching music. In this album, she has fulfilled a lifelong aspiration. For several years, she was a member of the music faculty of the Hackley School in Tarrytown, New York, where she taught piano and coached chamber music. Ms. Knox de Nigris resides with her husband, Michael, in Carmel, New York where she teaches middle school orchestra and maintains a private piano studio. Janine is also passionate about aviation, holding an FAA pilot's license with an instrument rating.
Inspired Journey was recorded on July 28th, 2005 in the Performing Arts Center at the SUNY, Purchase Conservatory of Music. David Merrill (email@example.com), recording engineer for the project, supervised the recording of over nine hours of music during a single marathon session.
The warm tones heard in the music on Inspired Journey are due to the concert hall's large spaces and superior acoustical properties. David used two omni-directional microphones which "hear" sound in 360 degrees. This allowed him to capture the ambiance and warmth of the room by recording not only the sound heard directly from the piano, but also the decaying reflections from the back of the hall. The final result is a masterful recording in which the listener can clearly appreciate the incredible tonal qualities and power of the legendary Hamburg Steinway, Model D concert grand piano enveloped in an enchanting acoustical atmosphere.
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1. Aria from Goldberg Variations (Bach)
2. Variation I from Goldberg Variations (Bach)
3. Adagio sostenuto from Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven)
4. Fantasie in C minor (Mozart)
5. Rondo from Waldstein Sonata (Beethoven)
6. Impromptu in G flat (Schubert)
7. Polonaise in C sharp minor (Chopin)
8. Berceuse (Chopin)
9. Rhapsody in B minor (Brahms)
10. Liebeslied (Schumann/Liszt)