Your Daily Lick: Shirley Kirsten



A Musical Journey: Scarlatti, Schubert and Chopin (self-released)

Accomplished local pianist, teacher, and graduate of New York High School of the Performing Arts and Oberlin Conservatory, Shirley Kirsten runs through a selection of Baroque composers including Schubert, Chopin, and the oft-neglected Scarlatti. Scarlatti, in particular, is notoriously difficult to play, and Kirsten handles it with impeccable technique, gorgeous tone, and general aplomb.