It is with pleasure that we announce the 2017 Miami International Piano Festival Academy this summer, an inspiring and unique program that celebrates its third year. We invite you to explore our website, read testimonials, and watch our promotional videos, which tell the story of our two successful 2015 and 2016 summer programs.

The Academy is the offspring of the Festival, and it expands the Festival’s mission. Its creation is an important development in our history. It is dedicated to discover, guide, promote, and support the great pianists emerging in this generation through its creative programming and the active participation and guidance of the great pianists we have discovered in the last 20 years.

The Miami International Piano Festival Academy’s summer program is intense, and it is designed to explore the art of piano playing by emphasizing personal, artistic, and technical development with innovative concepts for artists who are pursuing a performing career. Through this program, participants will have the opportunity to take part in intensive private lessons with our stellar faculty, participate in master classes, technique clinics, and discussions of specific piano repertoire.

The 2016 Academy program selected FIVE winners. Three of the winners, Sijing Ye, Jacob Mason and Lu Yi Chih, will perform with an orchestra under Maestro Carlos Riazuelo. Two of the winners, Sinciana Mircea and Roger Shen, will give their debut recitals during the 2017 Festival Season.