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Kutztown University professor inducted into Steinway and Sons Teacher Hall of Fame

Dr. Maria Asteriadou, professor of piano and chamber music at Kutztown University, has been inducted into the Steinway and Sons Teacher Hall of Fame.

Asteriadou was recognized for her outstanding commitment to piano instruction during an induction ceremony held this fall at the Historic Steinway factory in New York City.

“Celebrated worldwide for her intense artistry and exceptional performances, Asteriadou collaborates with prestigious orchestras, champions Greek composers and has received critical acclaim for her recordings,” according to a Kutztown University statement in the release. “Her musical journey reflects a deep commitment to both performance and education, marked by numerous accolades and international engagements.”

Alongside her performing career, she is an accomplished educator at institutions such as Manhattan School of Music and Kutztown University.

“It is indeed a great honor and privilege to be inducted into the Steinway Teacher Hall of Fame,” said Asteriadou in the release. “I have been a Steinway Artist since 2018 and greatly value this relationship. The responsiveness, range of dynamics and coloristic palette of the Steinway piano have become an indispensable part of my performing and teaching life. I am also eternally grateful for our students at Kutztown University to have Steinway pianos to practice and perform on.”

Asteriadou was among the distinguished honorees at the induction ceremony, alongside professors from prestigious institutions such as the Curtis Institute of Music, The Juilliard School, Jacobs School of Music, West Chester University and other esteemed music institutions.

Source: Berkshire mont

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