Shirley Smith Kirsten

From Chemo to Carnegie Hall, a Local Pianist makes her New York Debut

This is a heart-wrenching story that reads like a movie script. A gifted musician in the throes of her teaching career is stricken with cancer, endures bouts of energy-draining chemotherapy, but clings to the piano as her lifeline. In the final scene, she's not on her death bed, but on the stage of Carnegie to… Continue reading From Chemo to Carnegie Hall, a Local Pianist makes her New York Debut