“This Woman Might Be The First Female Hasidic Grammy Nominee”
December 5, 2016
Sarah Dukes, a 33-year-old mother of five from Crown Heights, is the first Orthodox Jewish woman to be on the Grammy® ballot. She is currently on the ballot (as a potential nominee) for best New Age Instrumental Album for the 59th annual Grammy® Awards. To read more, click here
Music and Media Focus Features Dukes’ Life Sometimes
September 8, 2016
With the release of her sophomore album, Life Sometimes, pianist/composer Sarah Dukes is beginning to find her place in the music world. While she is relatively new in this field, her accomplishments have already been impressive. To read the full article click here.
Sarah Dukes: Playing The Piano As A Journal
September 2, 2016
Pianist, licensed mental health counselor and chassidic mother of five, Sarah Dukes serves as a lesson in following one’s dreams and not letting life’s responsibilities, obstacles – or even one’s own ego get in the way. To read the full article click here.
Piano Prodigy Says It All Started In Pittsburgh
August 10, 2016
Sarah Dukes, 33, has been playing the piano since age 6. “It was fun and exciting” at first, recalls the Yeshiva Schools grad, “but at a certain point, I felt bored.” To read the full article click here.
Album Review of Life Sometimes
July 28, 2016
Five years between albums mighty mark a change in perspective, but not a full on change of course for Brooklyn based composer extraordinaire Sarah Dukes, as she returns with a remarkably consistent follow up to her 2011 debut FINDING FOREVER. To read the full article click here.
Composer Wins Music Award
July 5, 2016
Chabad Composer Sarah Dukes has been selected a winner in the Global Music Awards. Her new album of original piano solos, Life Sometimes, was honored with a Silver Medal for Outstanding Achievement In Music in the New Age Solo Piano and Album categories. To read the full article, Click here. To listen to the album sampler, click here.
Chassidic Composer Returns with New Piano Solo Album!
June 20, 2016
It has been four years since celebrated pianist and composer Sarah Dukes released her debut album of piano solos, Finding Forever. At least, Dukes returns with the release of her long awaited second piano solo album: Life Sometimes. To read the full article click here.
Crown Heights Pianists to Perform
June 17, 2016
Sunday: Five accomplished female pianists will give a women’s only piano solo concert in Brooklyn. To read the full article click here.
Tribute Song Composed by Sarah Dukes Wins Music Award
September 16, 2015
“No More”, a heartfelt song composed by Sarah Dukes, with lyrics and vocals by Eytan, has won The Akademia Music Award for Best Pop Ballad in the September 2015 Music Awards. To listen, click here.
New Piano Solo Single Inspired by Recent Tragedies
March 19, 2015
A new piano solo, composed by Sarah Dukes and performed by Mendy Portnoy from Israel, expresses the feelings of despair Sarah was feeling when daily headlines highlighted the incessant rockets raining down on Israel. To listen, click here.
Sarah Dukes Composes Song for Slain Teenagers
Aug 7, 2014
“No More” is a sincere and heartfelt composition by Sarah Dukes, in tribute to Eyal, Naftali, and Gilad, three Israeli teenagers who were abducted and killed over a month ago, and for all the fallen soldiers who subsequently gave their lives to protect others. To listen, click here.
A Song for a Little Angel
May 25 2014
Composer Sarah Dukes and her sister Rochel Spangenthal made a dedication to 21-month-old Levi Nemon who passed away. To read the full article, click here.
Podcast With Sarah Dukes
Apr. 4, 2014
On Sunday afternoon March 24, I had the privilege of interviewing Brooklyn-based composer/pianist Sarah Dukes.I am fascinated by her music and her creativity and am sure you will be too. To listen to the podcast click here.
My Musical Journey
Jan. 4, 2014
It was only after I gave up demanding perfection from myself that I was able to share my unique music with the world. To read the full article click here.
All-Star Women’s Concert
Nov. 26, 2013
An all-star cast of Crown Heights musicians and vocalists sing for an only-women concert benefiting the Levi Yitzchok Library. To read the full article click here
Dukes Single Gets Orchestrated
Oct. 30, 2013
The song “One,” a piano single by Sarah Dukes in honor of Leiby Kletzky’s yartzeit, has now been orchestrated. To read the full article click here
Sarah Dukes Featured in New Jewish Magazine
Aug 13, 2013
Just Jew It is a Jewish magazine made exclusively for the iPad. They just released their Elul addition which is now live on the Newsstand in iTunes. To read the full article click here
9 Songs To Get You Excited About Jewish Music Again
Jul 22, 2013
The Jewish calendar is funny. Today is Tu B’Av, a dang happy day on the Jewish calendar. But just a week ago, we were fasting and mourning the destruction of the Temple. Before that we were mourning for three weeks, not listening to music… To read the full article click here
Women’s Night Benefits Charity
Mar 4, 2013
A musical night of inspiration and entertainment was hosted by Nechama’s Closet with performances by four talented women artists. To read the full article click here
Women Artists to Perform
Feb 27, 2013
This Motzei Shabbos, four talented young women artists will bring you an uplifting night of song and soul to benefit Nechama’s Closet. To read the full article click here
Jewish Artist of the Week
Upon launching the blog, We’d like to give ou first feature to pianist and composor Sarah Dukes. To read the full article click here
Musical Line Up Sings, Cheers
December 6, 2012
The multi talented Eli Gerstner and singer Benny Friedman were joined by 2 violinists, a guitarist and pianist Sarah Dukes for an evening of joy for seniors and special needs. To read the full article click here
LadyMama of the Week: Sarah Dukes (Composer + Pianist!)
July 30, 2012
I first met Sarah Dukes at a mutual friends birthday party and thought she was so sweet (and beautiful). How amazed I was when I found out that she was an accomplished composer and pianist who was working on her first album! To read the full article click here
A Song For Leiby’s Yahrtzeit
July 7, 2012
Composer Sarah Dukes released a new single in honor of Leiby Kletzky obm, on his first Yahrtzeit. To read the full article click here
Classical Music Welcomes New Sound
April 2, 2012
NEW YORK, NY — “Finding Forever,” a collection of original piano solos composed by Sarah Dukes, has just hit the market of classical music. Dukes is a Hasidic woman living in Brooklyn, New York, who began composing soulful, compelling pieces at a young age. To read the full article click here
Song Composed in Friend’s Merit
March 26, 2012
Inspired by the courageous struggle of a 20 year old friend who has been diagnosed with Leukemia, Lubavitch pianist Sarah Dukes has released a new single, ‘Dancing in the Dark,’ as a free download. To read the full article click here
Spotlight on Finding Forever
February 26, 2012
Sarah Dukes’ Finding Forever, a collection of fourteen original piano solos, isn’t like most other albums. Then again, Sarah Dukes isn’t like most other musicians. A self taught composer, Sarah’s songs come straight from the heart, musical expressions of her emotions. To read the full article click here
Musicians Come to Entertain
February 14, 2012
Pianists Yisroel Edelstein and Sarah Dukes, joined by singer Yumi Lowy, entertained elderly and special needs in Crown Heights. To read the full article click here
Chabad Composer on Radio Show
January 24, 2012
Sarah Dukes and Yaron Gershovsky appeared on the Nachum Segal radio show this morning discussing the new hit CD, ‘Finding Forever.’ To read the full article click here
Pianist Debuts Solo Album
January 2, 2012
When pianist Sarah Dukes sent her original piano-solo compositions to renowned composer Yaron Gershovsky, she was hoping the famed musician would accept her request and lend his technical mastery towards her debut album. Her songs were ready for the world, but her perfectionism wouldn’t let her rest. She needed Gershovsky’s hands.
When the peerless composer heard Sarah’s songs, he knew he had just discovered a tremendous talent.
“I saw right away that her songs came straight from her heart,” recalls Yaron Gershovsky, “She really was feeling all her music, and that touched me.” To read full article, click here.
Scoop! Yaron Gershovsky to Feature Sarah Dukes’ All-New Compositions!
December 15, 2011
Love solo piano? Here’s a treat for you: In a first for Jewish music, a new album is about to be released of entirely new compositions for piano, composed by pianist Sarah Dukes, and performed by the peerless Yaron Gershovsky. “We were looking for a pianist who really understood the compositions, and after trying a few musicians, we sat down with Yaron, who played them perfectly,” says Dukes. The new album, called Finding Forever, will be released around Chanukah time. And if you want a little bit of pre-release listening pleasure, go to www.SarahDukesMusic.com.