We are happy to announce we have a new cool church (pun intended), 5 minutes from Hotel Sangallo, added to our beautiful locations – Chiesa di Santo Spirito. This beautiful church will host the opening days of our MFP 2019!
Sasha Starcevich, has done it again! From his studio in Seattle, the above 3 talented young pianist have won prizes to play with the orchestra in Seattle. Congratulations to Sasha and to the prize winner whom we are going to see in Music Fest Perugia this summer! (2019)
Our Nathan Lee, student of Sasha and Ilana, goes again! As Peter Frankel has said “Little Mozart”. Here is what music critics say of his playing, last week in New York: […] “On Friday, at Alice Tully Hall, Susan Wadsworth presided over her final gala program at the helm of Young Concert Artists, the organization she founded 58 years ago to foster the careers of gifted new musicians. [… ] […] The prodigiously talented 17-year-old pianist Nathan Lee, who first heard last year in an impressive Young Concert Artists recital at Zankel Hall, gave a brilliant account of Mendelssohn’s youthful Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor. Not only did Mr. Lee effortlessly dispatch streams of passagework, spiraling runs, leaping chords and bursts of octaves, he also played with nuance, delicacy and rich variety of touch. Even a few years ago he had musical insight and sensitivity, as this video of him performing the Overture of Bach’s Partita No. 4 makes clear. ” By ANTHONY TOMMASINI, NEW YORK TIMES. […] “To conclude the program, Nathan Lee (above, photo by Paul Shim) performed Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto # 1. This young virtuoso, who hails from the state of Washington, began playing the piano at the age of six, and made his orchestral debut at the age of nine. “” He is now 17, and has already built an impressive resume. Displaying the assured artistry we would expect from musicians much further along in their careers, Mr. Lee’s depth of feeling in the Andante (often playing with his eyes closed) and his nimble and dynamically balanced, his work captivated the audience. From its opening orchestral agitated of rising chromatics, the pianist serves up his splendid opening statement; the music then slows for a lyrical piano only. Horn calls precedes cadence, during which a double-barreled cellphone intrusion […]
Nathan Lee, one of our own prodigy, is now an international pianist, and currently under the attentive care of Susan Wadsworth, president of YCA. Here, after the Maryland recital, Nathan got a standing ovation, as he usually does everywhere.
Music Fest Perugia is delighted to have professor He-Ion Seo join our Voice Faculty. Professor He-Ion Seo has completed her education in Italy and has Italian and international career. She is one of the few Asian singers to sit on Italian voice jury. In Seoul she is professor at the Seoul National University, which is the equivalent of the Juilliard School. The entire Faculty and Staff of Music Fest Perugia is welcoming her.
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.