Beata Moon, pianist, composer, Lincoln Center Teaching Artist
A versatile musician acclaimed for her expressivity and sincerity, Beata Moon continues to reach audiences through her many-faceted roles as composer, pianist and educator. Moon graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from the Juilliard School where she was a student of Adele Marcus. After completing a semester of the Masters Degree Program at Juilliard, she took a break from playing to reflect on what music meant to her personally. It was at this time that she discovered composing and teaching, which has resulted in her return to performing. Teaching artistry plays a significant role in Moon’s life. She incorporates her work in aesthetic education in all her teaching. Having trained as a Lincoln Center Education teaching artist since 1997, Moon engages audience members and students into a work of art through interactive, experiential learning. She has served as a music teaching artist mentor and facilitator for Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center Education and teaches young people to compose for the New York Philharmonic. Through her various roles as an educator, performer and composer, Moon fulfills her wish to work musically with people of all ages and backgrounds. She believes that creating and making music (not just listening to music) can be an invigorating way to process life’s varied experiences. Moon hopes to reach and engage all people through her music and work.