NYU Steinhardt News

Steinhardt Announces New Endowed Faculty Chair in Piano Studies

The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development recently announced the creation of the Sascha Gorodnitzki Faculty Chair in Piano Studies. Gorodnitzki (1905-1986) was an internationally acclaimed concert pianist and one of the most sought-after piano teachers in the world.  With a major bequest, Virginia Gorodnitzki, his widow, has endowed a professorship and piano studio in Steinhardt's Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions.

"We're deeply grateful to Mrs. Virginia Gorodnitzki for this exceptional gift," said Mary Brabeck, dean of NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. "Sascha Gorodnitzki highly valued teaching throughout his life, his perfoming career, and as a noted member of the Juilliard faculty, developing a coterie of brilliant pianists. It is fitting that such a Chair be established in his memory." 

Mrs. Gorodnitzki's bequest generously allows for the creation of a studio, to be named The Sascha Gorodnitzki Piano Studio, that will include photographs, artworks, written, and audio materials, that celebrate Gorodnitzki's illustrious career and inspiring legacy. The search for the Faculty Chair in Piano Studies will commence this fall.