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AMERICAN PIANIST RETRACES GRANDMOTHER'S STEPS IN LONDON

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In 1900, Nina Hortense Clinton traveled from Ohio to the U.K. as a nineteen-year-old soprano with a group of "Fisk Jubilee Singers" under director Frederick Loudin. Their travels included tours of Ireland, Scotland, and Great Britain. She and the group were still in London in 1902 where they witnessed the coronation of King Edward VII.

Clinton's grandfather, James Beverly Lett, was a founder of the Lett Settlement near Zanesville, Ohio. His daughter, Celia Lett married Martin H. Clinton, an ice cream salesman. Nina was their only daughter. After her return from Europe, she eventually married Dr. Henry Floyd Gamble of Charleston, West Virginia. Their daughter, Anne Lucille Gamble, was also a pianist and served on the piano faculty at Fisk University, where she met and married Matthew Washington Kennedy, pianist and director of the Fisk Jubilee Singers. Their daughter Nina was a …

"The Noshing with Nina Show" in Vienna

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As you may recall, in our last newsletter we announced that The Noshing with Nina Show would be spending the bulk of the month of August in Austria and Great Britain. Nina Kennedy in her role as concert pianist was invited to film a music video at the Bösendorfer Salon, which happens to be inside of the Musikverein building in the heart of Vienna.


Our gracious host, Vladimir Bulzan, was kind enough to sit down with us for a short interview on the history of Bösendorfer in Vienna, and to share some details on the beautiful Imperial Grand piano on which Nina performed. That instrument was the model owned and preferred by jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, and Vladimir discovered later that afternoon that the day we were filming happened to be Oscar Peterson's birthday. Happy belated birthday, Oscar! You are our favorite jazz pianist.

Vladimir also pointed out the Bösendorfer model owned by Michael Jackson.


Nina and Vladimir also shared some insight on the life of composer Franz Schubert,…

AMERICAN PIANIST NINA KENNEDY TO FILM MUSIC VIDEO IN VIENNA

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Nashville-born concert pianist Nina Kennedy returns to Vienna in August to film a music video of her performance of Robert Schumann's Widmung at the Bösendorfer Salon.

The New York Times called Kennedy "a fine pianist," and described her playing as being "sensuous and piquant" in the review of her New York Debut Recital at Lincoln Center. She is a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Solo Recitalist Fellowship.

Kennedy resided in Vienna for several years after she graduated from the Juilliard School. She was presented in her Vienna Debut at the Musikverein as piano soloist with the Chicago Sinfonietta in performances of Gershwin in the opening night concert of the Jeunesse Musikalisches Festival.


She is also currently promoting the release of a new single titled "Blue White and Red," featuring American rapper Nejma Nefertiti. Kennedy accompanies Nefertiti with fragments of classical music over Hip hop or "Trap" beats, thus coining t…

Konzertpianistin Nina Kennedy Kehrt Im August Nach Wien Zurück

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Die in Nashville geborene Konzertpianistin Nina Kennedy kehrt im August nach Wien zurück, um ein Musikvideo ihrer Aufführung von Robert Schumann's "Widmung" im Bösendorfer Salon aufzunehmen.

Die New York Times bezeichnete Kennedy als "eine gute Pianistin" und beschrieb ihr Spiel in der Rezension ihres New Yorker Debütkonzerts im Lincoln Center als "sinnlich und pikant". Sie ist eine Empfängerin des Stipendiums der Nationalen Stiftung für Solisten.


Kennedy lebte einige Jahre in Wien, nachdem sie die Juilliard School abgeschlossen hatte. Sie wurde bei ihrem Wiener Debüt im Musikverein als Klaviersolistin der Chicago Sinfonietta in Aufführungen von Gershwin im Eröffnungskonzert des Jeunesse Musikalischen Festivals vorgestellt.

Sie wirbt derzeit auch für die Veröffentlichung einer neuen Single mit dem Titel "Blue White and Red" mit dem amerikanischen Rapper Nejma Nefertiti. Kennedy begleitet Nefertiti mit Fragmenten klassischer Musik über Hip H…

Revised Anne Gamble Kennedy article

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Anne Gamble Kennedy From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Anne Gamble Kennedy Anne Gamble Kennedy (25 September 1920 – 11 June 2001) was an American classical pianist, piano professor, and accompanist for the Fisk Jubilee Singers of Nashville, Tennessee. Contents [hide1Early life2Career3Selected discography4Notes Early life Anne Lucille Gamble was born in Charleston, West Virginia to Dr. Henry Floyd Gamble and the former Nina Hortense Clinton[1]. She was the younger of two children born to that union. She also had two older step-siblings, Katherine Lee Gamble and Henry Floyd Gamble, Jr. One of the first African-American graduates of the Yale Medical School, Henry Gamble had to "pass" for white in order to complete his education. Anne was eleven years old when her father was killed in a car accident in 1932. Dr. Gamble’s mother had been a slave on the Howard’s Neck Plantation in Goochland County, Virginia. His father Henry Harmon Gamble was a foreman on the same plantation, …