Music / Musica

 Artists in residence- Artistas en residencia

IMG_5132  Eddie Beato, music composer, classical-jazz pianist, organist, surrealist Pre-Raphaelite artist, and free-lance writer is our artist in residence. Eddy Teodoro Beato, a.k.a., Eddie Beato, was born in a small village-town, Moca, the Dominican Republic.

At an early age, Ed. Beato displayed precocious talent for flamenco guitar, música de trio as known and cherished in the warm lands of Latin America, the clavier but also drawing trees, or painting landscapes, would become essential to his early incipient interest in aesthetics and the cultivation of artistic sensibilities. The bucolic lad was soon to be recognized as a curious child with a penchant for the arts, music and Mother Nature as evinced in some of his luminous peaceful landscapes paintings.

At age nine, he was under the tutelage of a Catholic Austrian priest, Fr. Carlos Mandley, who was in charge of preparing prospective young talents for the local church’s services and liturgical music held every Sunday morning at the Sacdred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church (Sagrado Corazón de Jesus).

Eddie Beato, compositor de música, pianista de jazz clásico, organista, artista prerrafaelita surrealista y escritor independiente es nuestro artista en residencia. Eddy Teodoro Beato, a.k.a., Eddie Beato, nació en un pequeño pueblo, Moca, República Dominicana.

A una edad temprana, Ed. Beato mostró un talento precoz para la guitarra flamenca, la música de trío conocida y querida en las cálidas tierras de América Latina, el clavier pero también dibujar árboles o pintar paisajes se volvería esencial para su incipiente interés inicial en la estética y el cultivo de sensibilidades artísticas. El muchacho bucólico pronto sería reconocido como un niño curioso con una inclinación por las artes, la música y la Madre Naturaleza, tal como se evidencia en algunas de sus luminosas y pacíficas pinturas de paisajes.

A los nueve años, estaba bajo la tutela de un sacerdote católico austríaco, el padre. Carlos Mandley, quien estaba a cargo de la preparación de posibles talentos jóvenes para los servicios de la iglesia local y la música litúrgica que se llevaban a cabo cada domingo por la mañana en la Iglesia Católica del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús (Sagrado Corazón de Jesús).

Eddie Beato Plays Johann Sebastian Bach – March and Musette from Anna Magdalena’s Notebook

Eddie Beato Plays Johann Sebastian Bach at Holyrood Church/ Eddie Beato toca a Johann Sebastian Bach en la Iglesia Santa Cruz

Eddie Beato plays Spanish Rhapsody

plays the music of F. Schubert & R. Schumann:


IMG_4400 Katia Kravitz is a collaborative pianist, organist and piano coach who has been recognized for her unique artistry and expressive sound as a soloist and chamber music collaborator in her native Russia and throughout Europe, North America and Israel. She gave her first recital at eight years old and by age eleven was a winner of numerous competitions for young musicians including the renowned Tchaikovsky Piano Competition for Young Musicians in Klin, Russia. Performing repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary works, Katia has participated in master classes with such master musicians as Nikolai Demidenko, Alexander Slobodyanik, Vladimir Feltsman, John O’Conor, Jerome Lowenthal, Trio Florestan and Oliver Latry among others, in addition to numerous international festivals.
Born in Moscow into a musical family, Katia immigrated to Israel in 1990, where she attended the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts. Ms. Kravitz holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees, Magna Cum Laude, from Buchmann- Mehta School of Music, Tel- Aviv University. In 2003 she was awarded a full scholarship to attend The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where she received a Graduate Diploma in Piano Performance, and served as classical voice and musical theater collaborator during her years of study. Ms. Kravitz also holds an Artist Diploma in Organ Performance from the John J.Cali School of Music, Montclair State University, where she was a full scholarship recipient for two years.
A dedicated teacher, Ms. Kravitz has served on the faculty of the Third Street Music School, The Caedmon School and the Piano School of New York. She is currently on piano faculty at the Browning School, and maintains an active private studio. She also continues her tenure at the New York Youth Symphony, coaching chamber music ensembles there since 2006.