Two Ages of Genius
Gina Valente proudly presents Two Ages of Genius, 10 new cover recordings including her own medley arrangements and one blast from the past on twin pianos with Bill Jordan from the mid-1950s. The child prodigy is now a Master with prodigious talent. Gina's musical journey began in New York City at the peak of live radio entertainment. Having already debuted at Town Hall at the tender age of eight as the featured soloist with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and receiving an emphatic standing ovation, Gina was already a veteran musician first setting tiny hands to the ivory keys at the age of one! She followed up with two more concerts at Carnegie Hall, one of the world's most important stages for music. She is a recipient of several national piano-playing awards, most notably a Paderewski and Irl Allison gold medal from the National Guild of Piano Teachers of America. At the age of five, she was the only child to receive a rating of "genius" by the judges. Her extraordinary talents have since been showcased at the finest venues in the country: The Waldorf-Astoria, Hotel Ambassador, Les Champs Restaurant, St. George Hotel, New York Hilton, Brooklyn Academy of Music, The New York World's Fair, The Fontainebleau, Eden Roc, Americana, Deauville, Doral, Boca Raton Hotel & Yacht Club and The Breakers to name a few. Gina maintains a rigorous practice schedule to this day. She has been preparing for her second age of genius for all these years. It's the slow-burning model of success. She has fully achieved her excellence, yet still dreams of reaching new heights. At this point, she has the tools, experience and confidence to keep going from this place of passion. She has already proven she can do it; but now she'll show that she can do it better. In recognition of reaching her full potential, now wiser, more realistic yet still idealistic, more humble and more grateful for all the blessings that have come her way, her family, friends and fans enthusiastically support her ebullient endeavor to reach that second pinnacle. She deserves it.