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The owners, Bill & Margaret Dollarhide,
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Dr. Hedi Salanki appointed Yamaha Artist


Dr. Hedi Salanki Rubardt of Pensacola, FL was named a Yamaha Artist by the Yamaha Corporation of America in February, 2014. “We are very happy to welcome Dr. Salanki to the artist’s roster” said Bonnie Barrett, director of Yamaha Artist Services in New York City. Yamaha Artists are pianists that meet the highest standards in piano performance and education and have selected Yamaha pianos for their own use. She joins a large and growing international group of artists that span all styles of music. They are eligible for priority access to Yamaha’s worldwide stock of concert pianos for public performances and practice and are supported by Yamaha and its dealers in their careers.

Dr. Salanki is a Distinguished University Professor of Music at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, where she is the director of the piano program and chamber music. She teaches piano performance, harpsichord performance, keyboard interpretation, ear training (Kodaly-method solfege), musical structure and style, and chamber music. She is also active as a performer, guest instructor and clinician.

“A true artist – a consummate musician…” “She plumbed the expressive depths with a force that was almost shocking…” “Salanki’s playing was distinguished by naturalness, grace, and a feeling of flow…” These are only a few of the accolades Hedi Salanki has garnered in the course of becoming one of today’s foremost performers of a wide repertoire of solo and chamber music for the piano and harpsichord. Recent and upcoming engagements include teaching and performing at the Prestissimo International Music Festival in Pennsylvania, teaching and lecturing at the Lancaster International Piano Festival in Pennsylvania, judging and performing at the Maria Clara Cullell International Piano Competition in Costa Rica, judging a Piano Competition in Kunming China, performing at the San Jose International Baroque Festival in Costa Rica, judging at the Isidor Bajic International Piano Competition in Novi Sad, Serbia, performing at the World Piano Conference in Serbia, judging the United States Open Music Competition in California, performing in Florida and Pennsylvania, lecturing and performing in Fuzhou, China.

A native of Hungary, Dr. Salanki has appeared with the New Jersey Symphony, New York Chamber Orchestra, I Solisti New York, Syracuse Symphony, Pensacola Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Mobile Symphony and numerous chamber ensembles. She has performed solo, duo and lecture recitals in Europe, the United States, Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand, and Costa Rica. Among her recordings on the Pantheon, Priceless, Laserlight, and Prince Productions labels are many significant works of Bach, including the Goldberg Variations (nominated for Ovation Magazine’s Debut Artist of the Year Award), the Concerti, and the complete English Suites. She has also recorded Scarlatti Sonatas, Telemann Overtures, and a French Baroque programs.

Dr. Salanki earned a Doctorate in Harpsichord Performance from the Juilliard School as well as degrees and diplomas in piano performance and pedagogy from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Bartok Conservatory in Budapest and Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Dollarhide’s Music Center of Pensacola was the Yamaha piano dealer in Pensacola supporting Dr. Salanki.

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