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How Covid’s curtain down for a pianist became curtain up on ...


How Covid’s curtain down for a pianist became curtain up on deliciousness

When the pandemic stopped Navah Perlman Frost tickling the ivories, she turned her hands to the kitchen

Roselle Chen

As a Chopin nocturne glides effortlessly from pianist Navah Perlman Frost’s fingers, a four-layer cake covered with lifelike pink and purple buttercream flowers sits in her New York kitchen.

Frost, 51, the daughter of renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman, started piano lessons at the age of six. She played professionally for 35 years in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, until the Covid-19 pandemic hit two years ago.

With concerts suspended, Frost took online baking and frosting classes, making cakes for friends and family because there was “nothing better to do”, she said. “I didn’t think I was going to actually end up selling anything.”..

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