December 25, 2017
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A Superb Roster of New Faculty

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
October 9, 2017
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World Renowned Mezzo-soprano, Jennifer Larmor Joins MFP Faculty

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”
September 2, 2017
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Brilliant prodigies make waves in piano world!

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.
July 5, 2017
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An amazing article on Umbria Libera today about our brilliant baritone Giulio Boschetti

Giulio Boschetti, un baritono stellare Quell’infortunio al ginocchio fu fatale per l’aitante giocatore nato a Roma da famiglia perugina. Lo costrinse al letto, poi all’inattività, e questo decise della sua vita. Giulio Boschetti, uno dei baritoni più apprezzati nel panorama internazionale, iniziò così la sua carriera con una rinuncia. Immobile, nella sua casa di Pontevalleceppi, ricevette la visita di un caro amico, Vladimiro Vagnetti, che allora dirigeva il coro parrocchiale. Una chiacchiera, un frizzo, poi un invito: “perché non vieni a cantare bel coro, in fondo hai una voce bellissima”. Nacque così un percorso tra i più fortunati e i più coerenti di quanti siano toccati a un cantante umbro. Dopo qualche prova nel salone della parrocchia Giulio ci prese gusto e, una volta inscrittosi alla facoltà di Medicina, non perse l’occasione di entrare nel coro dell’Università. Un ambiente pieno di giovani, dove si poteva conoscere tanti coetanei e viaggiare in Europa in piacevole compagnia. Come ci ricordava sere fa Salvatore Silivestro, che del coro è stato fondatore ed è tuttora il “pater nobilis”, Boschetti si guadagnò l’attenzione di tutti e si prese una borsa di studio per poter continuare a studiare in santa pace il canto. Gettato all’ortiche il bisturi, Giulio cominciò a studiare professionalmente, dapprima con Maria Grazia Pittavini, poi, grazie a un corso della Ragione Emilia-Romagna con la grande Virginia Zeani. “Non si trattava di cantare, ricorda Giulio, ma soprattutto di studiare scientificamente il canto, ovvero l’emissione, il controllo del fiato, la calibratura della voce”. Insomma un apprendistato tecnico che venne arricchito dalle lezioni con Alain Brillard, una sorta di “ingegnere” della gola. Oltretutto Beppe de Tomasi, regista allora molto in auge, gli fornì molte indicazioni sul comportamento attoriale in scena. Dopo due anni Giulio era pronto per il debutto che avvenne nel 2001 a Busseto, nel […]
June 27, 2017
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Press Conference in Perugia!

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?
May 22, 2017
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Pascal Nemirovski artistic director of piano competition at Saint-Priest (near Lyon)

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/ 
February 28, 2017
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Min Kwon and Pavlina Dokovska join MFP Faculty!

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!
January 10, 2017
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Gabriel Tacchino Joins MFP Faculty

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.
October 18, 2016
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Legendary pianist Paul Badura Skoda will join Music Fest Perugia in August 2017

We are honored and excited to have with us the great performer of the Vienese School, who has appeared in historical performances with the leading conductors of our times, including Furtwangler (shown in photo), Karajan and Kubelik. Stay tuned for announcement of his master classes and concert at Music Fest Perugia!