Donna Gross Javel was a teenager when she was selected by the
Leschetisky Association to perform at Carnegie Recital Hall
under its auspices. Subsequent performances of solo and chamber
music have occurred in such diverse venues as the Esterhazy
Palace in Austria, the Frank Lloyd Wright Zimmerman House in
New Hampshire and Ventfort Hall in Lenox, Massachusetts. A frequent
Boston area performer, Donna Gross Javel has appeared on many
local concert series such as the Brookline Library Recital Series,
the First Sundays Concert Series in Chelmsford, and The Piano
Heritage Series at the Parish Center for the Arts in Westford.
Her performance on "Morning Pro Musica" was broadcast
live from WGBH radio in Boston and hosted by Robert J. Lurtsema.
She has also performed on piano and celeste with the Boston
University and Indiana University percussion ensembles.
Having received an M.M in piano performance from Indiana University
in Bloomington, Donna is also strongly committed to sharing
her broad experiences with her students. She has served
on the faculty of the Dana Hall Music School and the Brookline
Music School where she was awarded the special status of "gifted
teacher" by the school's memorable director, Larry Zukof.
The school additionally supported her efforts by awarding her
two faculty enrichment grants, one of which enabled her to study
at the Moscow Conservatory Summer Piano Institute. Other achievements
in the area of music education include co-founding and directing
the Summer Chamber Music Program in West Chester, Pennsylvania,
a program which evolved into the Community Music Program; a
cooperative effort between West Chester University and the community.
She also served as Assistant to the Director of the Young Artists
Piano Program at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.
Donna Gross Javel serves as an adjudicator for local piano competitions
and festivals and maintains a private piano studio in Waltham,
MA. Donna also composes music for the piano. Her publications
(The Circus Collection, The Ringmaster, Seasonal Moments
and Fire Dance Duo) are available at select music stores in Massachusetts. Consider becoming a fan of the AnythingPiano Publications page on Facebook!