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Dueling Pianos

 Dueling Pianos

Thursday, May 18th, 2017, 7:30pm


Hailing from New York City, by way of Witchita KS and South Africa, Emily and Leandro bring world-class piano and vocals and classic sing-alongs to the Knauer Performing Arts Center Thursday, May 18 for our monthly Dueling Pianos Series.

Emily Pirtle is a New York City-based music director, piano accompanist, and performer that has wowed audiences across the globe, specializing in a wide range of shows from musical theatre and dance, to piano lounge entertainment.  Emily performed as a singer/dancer for RWS Entertainment Group in New York City as well as a singing pianist for Windish Music & Productions for Billboard Onboard as part of the award-winning Music Walk on Holland America Line’s luxury cruise ships throughout the Caribbean and Mediterranean Seas.  Emily also works in casting and musician development for Billboard Onboard.

Leandro Coelho is a music director and voice teacher currently based in New York City. He was born and raised in South Africa, and moved to the U.S. in December 2000. Leandro graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with Voice as his emphasis. Before moving to New York, Leandro taught private voice lessons in Atlanta for 2 years. During that time, several of his students auditioned and received callbacks for major Broadway shows such as: The Addams Family, Tuck Everlasting, Annie, Matilda, Fly, Ragtime and Violet.  Leandro travels the world performing and teaching voice.