Artist of the day: Olga Kuehl-White
In Sunday's St. Petersburg Times, John Fleming profiled Tampa piano teacher Olga Kuehl-White, a master of Spanish piano, whose long career has ranged from being a concert pianist to teaching at universities.
Part of an old-line Spanish family from the heyday of Ybor City, she is a revered piano teacher, giving lessons in the studio of her South Tampa home. Among her career highlights: A 1967 Carnegie Hall performance, for which a New York Times review praised her for "touching the music at its heart."
In November, Kuehl-White had her first edition, Isaac Albeniz's Espana, a suite of six piano pieces, published by Alfred Music Publishing. It was dedicated to the memory of the Spanish icon, pianist Alicia de Larrocha, "my teacher, mentor and dear friend.'' Kuehl-White has pretty much finished editing several scores, including Enrique Granados' Danzas Españolas (Spanish Dances), a big work Alfred plans to publish next year. "I have spent thousands of hours on that one,'' she says. "I would like to get it out there while I still have time.''
In case you missed the story, here's the link.Photo: Maurice Rivenbark, tbt*