Pianist-composer Deborah Nodel Gordon received a scholarship to study at the Juilliard School at age 9. She studied with Leonard Eisner, Nadia Reisenberg, and Oxana Yablonskaya. She is the winner of various piano competitions including the first prize at the Young American Artist Competition at age 14 and high awards at the WQXR Piano Competition. She has performed at many venues, including various universities, BAM, WNYC, and the Church Center of the United Nations. She is the recipient of the Judith Grayson Memorial Award and numerous awards from Meet the Composer and ASCAP. Her work has been performed by international prize-winning violinists and singers, including soloists from both the Metropolitan Opera and the New York City Opera. Her Sonata for Piano and Violin has been programmed by the Montgomery Symphony Society. She has performed her works at the United Nations International Human Rights Day and International Women’s Day, at the Apollo Theater in Harlem and the Ebenezer Baptist Church National Historic Site in Atlanta. Transport To Poland, Ms. Nodel Gordon’s holocaust piece with words written by Else Weber, who perished in Auschwitz, was premiered at the 85th commemoration of Raoul Wallenberg’s birth. Her human rights concert featuring music based on Sophocles’ Antigone was recommended by The New York Times as the “Best Bet.” Her compositions have been recorded and distributed internationally. Ms. Nodel Gordon was commissioned by the Project People Foundation to write the song for their Celebrating Life national concert series, which premiered April 22, 2007 in Delray Beach, Florida. The Celebrating Life series of concerts will support the foundation’s efforts to provide humanitarian assistance, leadership training and education for South African women and children in need.
Deborah Nodel Gordon