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NECC Piano Concert Features Young Pianist

Submitted by on September 12, 2012 – 3:05 pm

A piano concert hosted by the Northern Essex Community College Music Program in collaboration with the Chopin Society of New England, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 6 p.m. in the David Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill Campus, 100 Elliot St.

The concert will feature 15-year-old pianist and recent competition winner Anshuman Das and distinguished artist Michael Kramer who will perform the music of Fryderyk Chopin and Modeste Mussorgsky.

Das, is the son of Ajit and Jolly Das of Bedford. Das and his family moved to the United States from Calcutta, India when he was 3. From an early age he has played musical numbers by ear. He began formal piano lessons at age 5. For the past several years, he has been studying with Professor Christina Dietrich at Indian Hill Music School in Littleton.

An admirer of Chopin, Das has a personal goal to learn all 24 Études of Chopin. In addition to piano, he has studied the violin since the fourth grade. Das attends Bedford High School.

Kramer completed his master’s and doctoral work in piano at Boston University. He has been a piano recitalist and soloist with orchestras in the United States and Europe, including several performances with the Boston Symphony. He made his New York debut at Carnegie Hall, following which the New York Times said “The confidence with which he handled such a proving ground as Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes put him in the virtuoso class… marvelously lucid playing.” Kramer also holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics. He is currently on the faculty of UMass and Bentley University.

This concert is free and open to the public. Donations to benefit the NECC music program will be accepted.
For additional information please contact Ken Langer at 978-556-3223 or