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Academic NEWSLETTER

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Dear Anselmo Community,
Make sure to tune in on July 12th at 1:00PM EST to our next Live Broadcast "Featuring Victor Yuanhan Lu" (19-year-old pianist).

Don't miss it. Click here to tune in!

With an innate unique musical sensibility and innovative approach, 19 years old Chinese pianist Victor Yuanhan Lu has impressed many leading musicians such as Gautier Capuçon, Momo Kodama, Angela Hewitt for his special talents especially in J.S.Bach’s music. 

As the Laureate of Fondation Gautier Capuçon, Lu has appeared in the major concert venues as the Schloss Elmau, Jordan Hall and Williams Hall in Boston, Club Monteverdi in Madrid ,HMT Leipzig’s Great Hall, C. Bechstein VielHarmonie in Seifhennersdorf. He appears regularly in solo and chamber music recitals in Europe and Asia

He is selected for many Prestigious events including 2024 Verbier Festival Soloist program, IMS Prussia Cove, Morningside Music Bridge in Boston.

At the age of 17, His appearances in Leipzig J.S.Bach Competition and Concours de Genève received attention from the Jury by his personal style. 

"Victor impressed me every time with his unique and poetic approach to the music.“ Pianist Momo Kodama said.

"Lu‘s interpretation of Bach’s works brought tears to my eyes with his unique personal style and high appreciation and mastery of Bach’s music.” said the Korean Educator Eunjeong Lee 

Born in Chengdu, China.

Starting piano lessons at the age of six, Lu studied piano with Professor Yang Yang at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music from the age of 12. Entering The Tianjin Juilliard School at 15, and then Moved to Germany to study with 

 Florian Uhlig in Music Academy of Lübeck at 16. He is currently studying at the University for Music, Theater and Media Hannover with Professor Alexander Schimpf. 

He has also attended numerous master classes with prestigious pianists, including Kirill Gerstein, Arie Vardi, Michel Beroff, Hung-Kuan Chen, Vladimir Viardo and Gerrit Zitterbart. 

Victor’s musical exploration includes not only piano. He also explored the world of music through percussion, accordion and cello. At the age of 13, he began studying cello as a second major with Professor Fan Zhang and has participated in numerous concerts and competitions.

REGISTRATION FOR PRIVATE LESSONS AND CLASSES is ONGOING with offerings in Music Lessons, Theatre & Musical Theatre. Click Here to Register for a Trial Lesson or please connect with your area manager.

BROOKLYN UPDATES:
In-home Private Lessons are continuing all summer! 

Summer Programming:

Montessori Day School of Brooklyn
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Group Piano for our little ones at Montessori Day School with Christina Kulick from 2:30pm - 3:30pm

 MANHATTAN & THE BRONX UPDATES:
Private classes are ongoing throughout the summer.
Please reach out to 
josh@anselmoacademy.org if you have any questions.

QUEENS & LONG ISLAND UPDATES:

Ongoing Programs:
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy -
General Music Lessons
Wednesdays and Thursdays 8am to 3pm
Teacher Yukiko Kuhara

Enrichment Program -
Wednesdays 3:15 to 4:15pm
Teachers Jacob Savransky and Foo Jeng


Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Academy
General Music Lessons
Thursdays and Fridays 8am to 3pm
Teacher Jacob Savransky
Musical Theatre -
Tuesdays 8am to 3pm
Teacher Jack Dryden 


St.Joseph Catholic Academy
General Music Lessons -
Mondays and Wednesdays 8am to 3pm
Teacher Dimitris Sevdalis 
Enrichment Program -
Mondays and Wednesdays 3:15 to 4:15pm
Teacher Dimitris Sevdalis


Bethel Mission School - 
Rockaway Child Care Center - 
Sheldon Weaver Child Care Center -

Violin Groups and General Music Lessons 
Thursdays 8:30am to 1pm
Teacher David Suleiman


Bright Start Child Learn Center -
Music and Movement -
Fridays 10 to 11am
Teacher Humberto Olivieri


Forest Hills Montessori
Enrichment Piano Groups -
Wednesdays 2:45 to 4:14pm
Teacher Julia Birnbaum 


Holy Child Jesus Catholic Academy
General Music Lessons -  
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8am to 3pm
Teacher Sebastian Molina
Enrichment Program -
Piano and Guitar
Mondays 3:15 to 4:40pm
Wednesdays 3:15 to 5:20pm
Teachers Jacob Savransky and Michele Garzo



NEW JERSEY & ROCKLAND UPDATES:

New Jersey Summer Classes:
Monday
Piano Classes starting July 15th at 1pm at New Beginnings for Tomorrow in Fairfield, NJ 

Tuesday
Piano Classes at 9am at Stepping Stones Montessori, Netcong, NJ

Private classes are ongoing throughout the summer.
Students are welcome to join at any time!
 
 
 please connect with your area manager with any questions
Josh Binkhorst (Manhattan & The Bronx) josh@anselmoacademy.org
Erick Eiser (Brooklyn, NY) erick@anselmoacademy.org
Daniel Rofer (Queens, NY) daniel@anselmoacademy.org
Alecia McClintock (New Jersey, Rockland & Westchester) alecia@anselmoacademy.org

AND you can register for a PRIVATE TRIAL LESSON here!

Our commitment to your children is very important to us and we aim to provide your child with excellent music education. We could not do this without your cooperation and we ask you to please 
SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel, which is our NEW platform for LIVE Broadcasts, featuring class videos, and more; and SUBSCRIBE to our monthly Newsletter.

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Warmest Regards,
Vera Anselmo
Founder
Anselmo Academy of Music & The Arts
Here is an amazing opportunity for our students to perform ONLINE with Concerts in Motion!

Concerts in Motion offer a variety of intergenerational SEL-based service learning opportunities for students ages 6 - 18 who would like to share their music and talent with a very appreciative audience. All students in our program can earn volunteer service credit.

For more information and to get involved, send an email to:
info@concertsinmotion.org & check out their website here.
PLEASE JOIN OUR PARENT'S ASSOCIATION
 
We are seeking Anselmo Academy parent volunteers for various projects & events.
Here is the link to the form: https://forms.gle/TDWUbWYFwBaEzX1QA to fill out if you are interested in learning more!
Join and help us inspire the next generation of musicians and performing artists.
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See all exciting options here.
WORD OF THANKS
 
To all our Staff, Teachers, Volunteers, Board of Directors, Advisors, and Honorary Board, we thank you for supporting Anselmo Academy’s work with your continuous involvement, hard work, and generous donations.

Your valuable gift is helping us to continue to carry our mission and work diligently to teach students through online instruction and in-person classes.
 
It is your trust and generosity that enables us to continue bringing music & arts education to our wonderful students. We are deeply grateful for your partnership.
 
If you have any questions about our work, we would love to hear from you. Please email us at replytovera@gmail.com.
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