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ABOUT HEIDA HERMANNS
Heida Hermanns was a world-class concert pianist and child prodigy. A Jewish refugee, she fled Nazi Germany with her two great loves – her husband, Artur Holde and the music in her heart. Artur became her agent, and for many years, Heida had a very successful concert career. Artur and Heida eventually took up residence in Westport, Connecticut. After Artur’s passing, Heida founded this competition for piano, woodwinds, voice and strings in 1971. In 1972 – along with Josephine Barnett, Ruth Steinkraus Cohen, Brenda Lewis Cooper, Joanne DeBergh Dublin and Harriet Salerno – she founded this organization. Initially called Performers of Southern Connecticut, it quickly grew to become Performers of Connecticut. As the membership became more audience-based than performer-based, the name was changed to Connecticut Alliance for Music. Heida lived in Westport for over 40 years, promoting and endorsing all the arts. During her last years with us, the Competition was re-named in her honor.
WHO WE ARE
We were founded in 1972 as Performers of Southern Connecticut by Josephine Barnett, Ruth Steinkraus Cohen, Brenda Lewis Cooper, Joanne DeBergh Dublin, Heida Hermanns and Harriet Salerno. As the organization expanded, it was renamed Performers of Connecticut and in 1996 the name was changed to Connecticut Alliance for Music, Inc. Connecticut Alliance for Music, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization.
Connecticut Alliance for Music, Inc. champions young musicians and the live performance of fine music. We believe that music is a vital and important aspect of human culture. We seek to create an environment in which classical musicians can flourish and audiences can find creative stimulation, enjoyment and enrichment. We accomplish this through our programs, which include outreach, performance opportunities, concerts and competitions.
You can help champion young musicians and the live performance of fine music through membership and event attendance.