WE CELEBRATE OUR 22th ANNIVERSARY
Join us in celebrating the 22nd anniversary of the Miami International Piano Festival as we reach another major landmark in our inspiring journey.
The 2018-2019 Season offers an extraordinary program that continues to reflect the fundamental mission of the Festival. The discovery of outstanding emerging pianists whose artistry, individuality, and voice will continue to enlighten the next generation of musicians.
“CLASSICAL SUNDAYS AT FIVE”
Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
Save the Dates:
November 18, 2018 – FRANCESCO LIBETTA(Italy)
January 20, 2019 – JULIEN LIBEER(Belgium)
February 17, 2019 – DAVID KADOUCH(France)
March 24, 2019 – JORGE LUIS PRATS(Cuba)
March 31, 2019 – ASIYA KOREPANOVA(Russia)
May 5, 2019 – FLORIAN NOACK (Belgium)
Key Biscayne Piano Concert Series
Crossbridge Church, Key Biscayne
Save the Dates:
November 16, 2018 – 7:00PM: FRANCESCO LIBETTA (Italy)
January 18, 2019 – 7:00PM: JULIEN LIBEER (Belgium)
February 15, 2019 – 7:00PM: DAVID KADOUCH (France)
March 22, 2019 – 7:00PM: JOSU DE SOLAUN (Spain)
April 12, 2019 – 7:00PM: AMIR KATZ (Israel) & FRANCESCO LIBETA (Italy)
May 3, 2019 – 7:00PM: FLORIAN NOACK (Belgium)
DISCOVERY SERIES 2019
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January 12 – 7:45 PM: DMITRY ABLOGIN (Russia)
January 13 – 3:00 PM: CARLOTTA MAESTRINI (12-year-old prodigy) (Italy)
January 13 – 7:45 PM: ARIEL LANYI (Israel)
April 14 – 3:00 PM: MICAH MCLAURIN (USA)
April 14 – 7:45 PM: – GRAND FINALE – “The Magic of Opera Arias & Piano Masterpieces”
Miami International Piano Academy “MASTER SERIES 2019”
Alvin Sherman Library: “Adolfo & Marisela Cotilla Gallery”
RECITALS – GRAND FINALE
(All Recitals are at 8:00 PM and will be held in the Aldolfo & Marisela Cotilla Gallery Located on the 2nd
floor of the Alvin Sherman Library. Grand Finale at 3:00 PM)
- Friday, June 28 OPENING CONCERT JACOB MASON / LUIS URBINA
- Saturday, June 29 CARLO PALESE & FRANCESCO LIBETTA (Italy)
- Tuesday, July 2 RECITAL SHOWCASING PARTICIPANTS (Free Admission)
- Friday, July 5 JESUS REINA (Violin) & KAMEL BOUTROS (Piano)
- Saturday, July 6 JESUS REINA & ANNA NILSEN (Violinists) JOSU DE SOLAUN (Pianist)
- Monday, July 8 RECITAL SHOWCASING PARTICIPANTS (Free Admission)
- Tuesday, July 9 RECITAL SHOWCASING PARTICIPANTS (Free Admission)
- Wednesday, July 10 JOSU DE SOLAUN (Spain)
- Thursday, July 11 AMIR KATZ (Israel)
- Friday, July 12 FRANCESCO LIBETTA (Italy)
- Saturday, July 13 2:30 – 4:30 PM ZLATA CHOCHIEVA (Steinway Piano Gallery)
- Saturday, July 13 7:30 – 9:30 PM ILYA ITIN (Steinway Piano Gallery)
- Sunday, July 14 3:00 – 7:00 PM GRAND FINALE
From Our Artistic Director to Our Friends and Supporters
As we celebrate the 22th anniversary of the Miami International Piano Festival (Festival), we are grateful to have reached a landmark in an inspiring journey that continues to uphold the founding mission of the Festival. Over these years, the Festival has introduced an outstanding array of musicians to the South Florida community, each with recognized talent, an authentic voice, and great promise.
Our 2017-2018 Season was filled with unforgettable performances and important collaborations. We were thrilled to offer the fourth annual Miami International Piano Festival Academy (Academy) this summer in partnership with Nova Southeastern University, a great institution that generously opened its doors to us.
The creation of the Piano Academy is the result of my own personal journey of discovery. I strongly feel that if pianists can be nurtured in this kind of an environment we will not only fulfill our original mission “to discover & support the extraordinary pianists we identify each year,” but we will nurture a whole generation of emerging pianists and give them guidance, support and special opportunities as they begin to walk through this difficult path.
The Festival, through the Piano Academy, offers a new concept in the education of pianists deserving of such careers as their natural potentials may allow, giving them the opportunity to study with established artists. During the four previous programs every student had daily access to every member of the faculty for master classes and private lessons. As the Academy was in action, we witnessed brilliant exchanges of ideas, heard performances that demonstrated swift achievement, and subsequently read dozens and dozens of comments by those who had been present. The participants found the experience life-changing and highly motivating.
Our Festival has become the canvas where these artists display their creativity and musicianship, and the recently established Academy is the vehicle to share their knowledge and performing experience with the next generation of pianists.
The 2018-2019 Festival season promises to celebrate the mastery of the great pianists that graced our stage over the years in an extraordinary array of performances and through the “Discovery Series” will include the debut of three great artists. This season we are proud to announce the addition of a new and exciting piano series in Key Biscayne in collaboration with the Key Biscayne Foundation adding 6 performances to our calendar. The Festival has reached a milestone and will be presenting a total of 26 piano recitals this season.
We invite you to browse through our Festival website to learn about our 22th anniversary offerings and join us at several of the performances in; The Aventura Arts and Cultural Center, Aventura, (Classical Sundays at Five), the Crossbridge Church, Key Biscayne, (Key Biscayne Piano Concert Series) and the Colony Theater, Miami Beach (Discovery Series).
We thank you for your most generous and continued support, and invite you to include the Festival among your favorite charities, so we can continue to accomplish our mission for many years to come:
Thank you for making these 22 years so rewarding for our artists, emerging pianists, and the community.
With Warmest Regards,
Artistic Director and Co-Founder
Miami International Piano Festival