The Essex Community Concert Series is ready to wrap up the 2013 summer season, but not before a piano performance by Jessica Roemischer.
The final series concert of the year will take place at the Essex Community Church Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10.
Roemischer has released two albums, “Haven” and “In Duet with God.” Both are available on iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby. The CD version of “In Duet with God” will be released in September.
Roemischer said she was born into a musical family and began piano at age 6 and was improvising and composing from the outset. Her pedagogical lineage through her mother, pianist Miriam Roemischer, links directly to Frederic Chopin and Ludwig van Beethoven.
Roemischer won awards at the Westchester Symphony and Westchester Conservatory Concerto competitions, among others. Upon graduating from Princeton University in 1982, Roemischer moved to Melbourne, Australia and embarked upon a career as a performer and teacher, developing a unique approach to piano duet improvisation that frees the creative spirit in people of all ages and backgrounds, including those with disabilities such as blindness, autism and Down Syndrome.
As a journalist and editor, her articles have covered a variety of personal, cultural and spiritual issues. Her articles and interviews with such notable leaders as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, guitarist Carlos Santana and Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell have been translated into five languages.
Roemischer is nearing completion of her first book, “In Duet with God: The Story of a Lifelong Friendship.”
The book begins, “It took me forty-five years to realize that I’d been raised by a saint, but as I look back there were signs along the way…” Thus, “In Duet with God” is a spiritual memoir, the story of a true life relationship that starts when Jessica Roemischer is 8 years old, slowly transforming her until, decades later, she’s led to a striking realization. The book will be released in late 2013 or early 2014.
Roemischer said that in performances, workshops, coaching sessions, and teaching, Jessica is sharing the catalytic power of music throughout the United States and internationally. She welcomes the opportunity to meet and work with people in a wide variety of settings.
You can find Jessica at pianobeautiful.com and on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.