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Bill McNally

Coming March 13th – Bill McNallyIMG_4428

Performer: Bill McNally
Date: March 13, 2016
Time:  2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: Jordan Kitts Music
8500 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22031
Ticket Prices: $14.00 Adult, $13.00 Senior/Student
You can order tickets by mail. Just print and mail back the form below, along with your check.
The Northern Virginia Ragtime Society
P.O.Box  6138
Falls Church, VA 22040-6138

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Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

 About Bill McNally

Pittsburgh native William McNally has been musically inclined since the age of three, and began his formal piano studies at age seven. Shortly after his ninth birthday, he performed for the first time in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as a winner of the AMSA World Piano Competition; he has since played there three more times. Anthoni Tommasini of the New York Times has called him “exhilarating” “adventurous,” and “commanding,” and Rob Haskins of the American Record Guide lauds Mr. McNally’s “crystal-clear articulation and phrasing” and his “indefinable enthusiasm.”

A multifaceted musician, Mr. McNally has been widely recognized as a ragtime pianist and composer. He is the first three-time winner of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest’ New Rag Contest, and has appeared at ragtime festivals around the country.

Currently, Mr. McNally is writing his doctoral dissertation on the reception history of revival-era ragtime composers. He has presented a paper on the transatlantic voyages of ragtime at the Society for American Music 2014 Conference.

In the spring of 2008, Mr. McNally inaugurated the Music4MS concert series, in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis. He produced, directed, performed on, and wrote program notes for the series, which featured some of the brightest rising stars on the classical scene.

With his wife Daria Rabotkina, Mr. McNally studied at the Mannes College of Music, receiving Bachelors and Masters of Music degrees in piano performance. Following Mannes, he received a second Masters degree from Temple University, this time with a double major in piano pedagogy and chamber music.

Recently, Mr. McNally served as Adjunct Professor of Piano and Artist-in-Residence at Temple University and taught at Settlement Music School. Currently he is in pursuit of a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center as a recipient of an Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellowship. He also serves on the faculty at Baruch College and has worked as a writing fellow at Queens College.

An amateur cyclist, he rode the 340-mile Great Allegheny Passage from Pittsburgh to Washington DC in three days.

Read more about Bill McNally on his website at

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