Author and pianist, Liane Alitowski, D.M.A., is a native New Yorker who has been widely acclaimed for her solo and chamber performances in the US, Canada, France, Sweden, Argentina, Israel, Australia and Japan. As the first resident pianist for Miami's New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, Ms. Alitowski was featured with artists such as Joshua Bell, the Miami String Quartet, the late Audrey Hepburn and New York's Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society.
Outside of her appearances on land, Ms. Alitowski has performed on board cruise lines all around the world. Her seafaring concert audiences have been on Cunard, Holland America, Princess, Renaissance, Costa and World Explorer cruise ships.
Ms. Alitowski currently lives in Montréal, Québec and teaches at McGill University.
Visby the Virtuoso: The Classical Cruising Cat
by Liane Alitowski
One day while walking along a New York pier lost in thought, Visby suddenly finds himself boarding a tremendous cruise ship. His whirlwind voyage takes us to some of the most fascinating cities in the world. Everywhere the cruise docks, adventures occur. This unique cruiser invites the reader to sail away with him on the high seas – with daring and with gusto!!