People We Admire: Gary Goldschneider comes to Malaysia

A Dream Comes True — World Renowned Classical Pianist
GARY GOLDSCHNEIDER visits Langkawi in October

    Dinner and Music – Hosts Berthe and Gary Goldschneider invited Paul Penders, his daughter Katja (center), and wife Salina Abdullah for a very special and memorable evening in the Netherlands. Note the music scores behind them.
    There is a magical essence in the way that Gary plays. Sometimes he brought tears in my eyes, because the emotion he put in the music brought out so much…
    – Katja Penders

Would you fly across the world to go to a piano recital? Paul Penders did. Gary Goldschneider will. After hearing his music, maybe you will too.

Paul’s long-time dream is coming true. After hearing world class pianist Gary Goldschneider perform in Amsterdam, Paul dreamt of inviting him to Langkawi island in Malaysia. Bringing the beauty of Western classical music to meet this exceptionally beautiful place in Asia seems like a perfect marriage.

This small rainforest island in the Andaman Sea near the border with Thailand provides many treats for its approx. 70,000 residents and several million visitors. But so far as anyone can tell, this is the very first time that there has been a recital of Western classical music.

Another first among several – it will be the first time that this much-traveled concert pianist has ever visited Asia. It is our hope that this is just the first of many visits!

Should you be in Langkawi, Malaysia on October 19th, please let us know. Gary Goldschneider will perform Friday evening at the Westin Langkawi Resort. The program will be a benefit for the Charity Club Langkawi and proceeds will go to support underprivileged youth who could not otherwise continue tertiary education.

And if you would just like to relax and dream yourself, please visit Gary’s website at to listen to some truly lovely classical music. For further information about Professor Goldschneider’s visit to Malaysia, visit or write

By Teviot Fairservis.


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