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Marilyn Nonken

Marilyn Nonken is a music historian, pianist, Professor of Music, and Chair of the Department of Music and Performing Professor of Music at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Her research and performance projects engage with the evolution of contemporary practices. with a critical eye towards changing conceptions and attitudes towards identity, accessibility, technology, and virtuosity. “It is gratifying to encounter an international concert performer,” wrote Bob Gilmore, “who can make so engaging a discourse around her core repertoire.” Author of Identity and Diversity in Music: The New Complexities (Routledge 2019) and The Spectral Piano: From Liszt, Scriabin, and Debussy to the Digital Age (Cambridge 2015), her discography includes more than 30 recordings.