Author and pianist, Liane Alitowski, D.M.A. (Stony Brook University) is a native New Yorker who has been widely acclaimed for her solo and chamber performances in the US, Canada, France, Sweden, Argentina, Israel, Australia and Japan. As the first resident pianist for Miami’s New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, Ms. Alitowski was featured with artists such as Joshua Bell, the Miami String Quartet, the late Audrey Hepburn and New York’s Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society.

More recently, Ms. Alitowski has been drawn to the field of ethnomusicology. As such, she has developed and taught a series of courses investigating Jewish music at: Paideia – The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden; the University of Tel Aviv, Israel; and, McGill University, in Montréal, Canada, where she was on the faculty from 2009 – 2019.

Posing with Visby
Visby playing the piano!
Visby on my shoulder
Visby inside the piano
Holding young Visby!
The author’s computer companion
Visby and his love, Essti