Ana Maria Trenchi Bottazzi, Lincoln Center – MAY 17

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Ana Maria Trenchi Bottazzi Renowned pianist for her free concert at Lincoln Center’s intimate Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse in the Samuel B. & David Rose Building at 70 Lincoln Center Plaza (165 W. 65th St.), New York, NY 10023 on Saturday, May 17 at 6:30 PM

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• Ana Maria Trenchi Bottazzi Renowned pianist Ana Maria Trenchi Bottazzi,
celebrated for her musicality as well as her courage in overcoming adversity, returns to the concert stage after 2 year recovery


On Saturday, May 17 at 6:30 PM, renowned pianist and pedagogue Ana Maria Trenchi Bottazzi, who is celebrated for her courage in overcoming adversity as well as for her profound musicality, will return to the concert stage, after undergoing surgeries which left her unable to play the piano for two years.

AnaMariaTrenchiBottazziThe setting will be Lincoln Center’s intimate Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse in the Samuel B. & David Rose Building at 70 Lincoln Center Plaza (165 W. 65th St.), New York, NY 10023.

The concert will be a celebration of Dr. Bottazzi’s motto, given to her by her mother when she was a young child, “Yes, I Can”. The program which she will play for her audience of students, friends, supporters, and the general public will include works by Galuppi, Beethoven, Fuchs (premiere), Chopin and Ginastera. The concert is offered at no charge and is open to the public. Due to limited space, RSVPs are necessary. Please RSVP to DavidMinshall/JanGoldstoff, e-mail:; telephone: (212) 666-9429.

Dr. Bottazzi has had an extraordinary career. She has played at Carnegie Hall 17 times and at the White House for President and Mrs. Bush and at the Vatican for Pope John Paul II. And, in 1968 she and her husband Bruno established the Bottazzi School of Music on Long Island, one of New York’s finest music schools. La Prensa in her native Buenos Aires called her “One of the world’s most exciting and dynamic pianists……one of the best of her generation.” The Boston Globe said, “The glory of her playing is her exceptionally full and beautiful tone.” The New York Times praised her “…big technique…rolling, sonorous tone…smooth fingerwork and extraverted temperament.”

Humanity and strength of character are equal to the music in her performances.

Yet, Dr. Bottazzi’s music career almost ended when she was 23 years old. Her mother had taught her until age 13 when she went to Paris to study with famed teachers Nadia Boulanger, Yves Nat, and especially Germaine Pinault. At 23, she had just returned from a world tour and was scheduled for a New York debut soon when her life changed dramatically. She was in a near fatal car accident in Belgium which left her with major head injuries. While she survived, after brain surgery she was told she’d never play the piano again. Her coordination was damaged and her memory unreliable. Yet, her mother had raised her with “Yes, I Can”. She returned to her native Argentina and recommitted to playing the piano again. After a 13 year recovery, she came to New York City and played her debut concert, and she hasn’t looked back since then. Overcoming tragedy has been as much a part of her life as teaching and playing music. In 1993 she recovered from breast cancer. Her extraordinary life story has been documented in USA Today, People Magazine, The NY Daily News, Readers Digest and countless other publications. She is also a Steinway Artist.

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Dr. Bottazzi holds doctorate degrees from universities in the U.S. and Argentina. She was the first Latin American to earn a Doctorate from Juilliard. She has given concerts and master classes all over the world. The story of her recovery from the car accident, entitled, “To Live Again” was published in 1976 by Dodd, Mead and Co. She has recorded two CDs of her favorite encore pieces. And her most recent project is a series of teaching DVDs entitled “Bottazzi Hands”. Each DVD addresses one piece of music. She has recorded over 600 different DVDS, and they are sold all over the world through her website,

ana botazzi-steinwayhall-1Dr. Bottazzi’s concerts are always anticipated for her powerful technique and musicality and also as a celebration of her courage in overcoming difficulties.

This concert should be exceptional experience. Her audience will be thrilled to see her make another sensational comeback. Ana Maria Trenchi Bottazzi is also a Steinway artist,

Press contacts: David Minshall, David Minshall Associates,, (212) 666-9429;
Jan Goldstoff, Jan Goldstoff Public Relations,, (212) 666-9429, (917) 553-0547

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