We have the pleasure of introducing a superb roster of new faculty for 2018. Gabriel Tacchino, Alex Brazinsky, Andreas Frolich, Ervis Gega, Solomia Sokora, Yingdi Sun, Vadim Lando, Irina Akrin, Sandra Shapiro, Klaidi Sahatchi, Jura Margulis, Mari Takeda, Alexander Ludin, Iris Gorin, Farida Nurizade, Corey Hamm. Each of them is a leader in their field and the entire staff and present faculty is welcoming them and wishing them an exciting music summer. We are doing the Opera Cosy Fan Tutte and our vocal faculty includes Eva Mei, Jennifer Larmore, Bruno Pratico, Giulio Boschetti, Massimiliano Silvestri, Giovanna Canetti, and others. Finally, major news; Maestro Paul Badura Skoda is returning next year for a whole week! Happy new year, you are all invited to Music Fest Perugia in the summer of 2018
MFP warmly welcomes world renowned mezzo-soprano, Jennifer Larmore who will be joining the Faculty this coming summer. She will be giving master classes and introducing her new book “Una Voce” to MFP participants. Jennyfer Larmore sings Rondo from Rossini’s “La Cenerentola”
Two of our brilliant prodigies that grew up with MusicFest Perugia are making waves in the piano world! Nathan Lee, winner of the 2017 Young concert artist audition will appear in his debut recital at Carnegie Hall/Zankel on October 24th. Maxim Lando, a Lang Lang favorite who has played with him all over the world and garnered gold medals in Moscow and Berlin competitions will participate in the opening concert at Carnegie Hall along with Lang Lang, Chick Corea and the Philadelphia orchestra October 4th. MusicFest Perugia will be open for registration along with its new satellite in Diamante-Calabria from December 1st, 2017.
Great press conference yesterday Open invitation to all music and piano lovers! Where else can you hear a professional orchestra in a historic hall and prodigy pianists for the price of a pizza and coke?
Pascal Nemirovski, the international pianist and professor, recently named International Chair of Piano at Birmingham Conservatoire Royal Academy of Music, Hon ARAM, is the artistic director of the piano competition at Saint-Priest (near Lyon) All the participants at the Festival are encouraged to sign up at the spectacular competition http://ipc.stpriest.fr/fr/home/
Music Fest Perugia is fortunate to welcome two leading pianist ladies from the East-Coast. Pavlina Dokovska the Chair of Piano at Mannes School of Music is joining our festival in the first session. Recognised pianist pedagogue with a strong national and international career she will bridge Perugia to New York in an important fashion. Min Kwon is currently a Full Professor and Chair of Keyboard Studies at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and a prolific pianist locally, nationally and internationally. Travelled to 60 countries, and gave master classes in over twenty countries. She will bring to Music Fest Perugia an excellent group of pianists in the tradition created by Ilana Vered who was a visiting professor at the same institution. The staff and faculty are welcoming them!
Music Fest Perugia is happy and excited to announce that Gabriel Tacchino, one of the leading French pianist-pedagogues will join us this coming summer. Maestro Tacchino has explored the entire gamut of classical repertory but he is best remembered for being the chosen student of Francis Poulenc. Students interested in French repertoire will have an exceptional opportunity to work with one of its leading exponent.
What a breathtaking performance given yesterday (August 8th) by the wonderful violinist Alissa Margulis in Sala dei Notari! She was accompanied by our young prodigy student Maxim Lando. A big bravo to both of them !!
On Sunday, July 31st 2016, will come to Teatro Pavone for a full day of concerts the Donna Fishwick’s students coming from Vancouver, Canada. They will perform three concerts, one of them with the Alicante Philharmonic Orchestra at 21:00. Donna Fishwick is a nationally recognized teacher from Vancouver, Canada, and was also the childhood teacher of our co-artistic director, Sasha Starcevich. She trains and presents a very unique Piano ensemble of students ranging in ages from 7 to 14. These young artists, in addition to standard solo and concerto repertoire, perform wonderful arrangements of virtuoso pieces for 8 hands, 2 pianos, 2 pianos 4 hands, and for piano duet. The Donna Fishwick Piano Ensemble is an award-winning group of talented performers from Vancouver, Canada. These young artists have enjoyed international acclaim and have graced such stages as the Cairo Opera House, Egypt, Liechtenstein Palace in Prague, Steinway Hall in New York, Bosendorfer Recital Hall in Vienna, as well as performances in Disneyland and on board several cruise ships. Recently in 2014 and again in 2016, several of these young artists were 1st place winners for the Vancouver Audition in the Crescendo International Piano Competition and were featured at this competition’s Gala Concert in Carnegie Hall in New York City. Their wealth of repertoire includes transcriptions and original compositions for 2, 4, 6 and 8 hands for one or two pianos which make this young group truly a unique spectacle of classical music. Many of their performers have received silver and gold medals from the Royal Conservatory of Music for their excellence. Many members have also performed with major symphony-orchestras. 2016 marks the fourth tour of Europe for the Piano Ensemble. The Donna Fishwick Piano Ensemble is a unique musical experience and an opportunity to hear a very professional level of playing […]