The Miami International Festival has earned an enviable reputation as an important, annual international music festival known for presenting an outstanding group of world-class artists who have received great exposure and career boosts through their Festival performances.

The Festival takes great care to create a special atmosphere for its artists, lecturers, and staff that is warm, stimulating, and filled with mutual respect and cooperation. The Festival’s commitment to developing and promoting the careers of the next generation of great pianists would not be possible without the collaboration of many outstanding professionals in the field of music. We invite you to meet the passionate group of people that work behind the scenes to make the Festival’s dreams a reality.

Giselle Brodsky, Artistic Director, and co-founder.
Learn more about Giselle Brodsky’s inspiring story.

Frank Cooper
Harpsichordist, music historian and research Professor of music at the University of Miami School of Music, Frank Cooper is the senior artistic advisor and annotator of the Miami International Piano Festival. Professor Cooper offers the artists a special opportunity to discuss and develop creative ideas for programming. This truly renaissance scholar is a great source of knowledge and inspiration to the artists and a riveting lecturer.

Peter McGrath
An independent, highly respected sound engineer and one of the most sought after experts on piano recordings, McGrath offers the utmost quality in reproducing and recreating the experience of the live recitals. For many years, McGrath recorded the Florida Philharmonic under James Judd and now travels to the great stages around the world capturing the magic of great performances to be enjoyed by millions.


The Festival Team

Barbara Muze – Marketing & Administrative Consultant

Andrea Dougherty O’Naghten – Lead Grant Writer

Howard Rosen – Videographer – Digital Archivist

Amanda Lund – Program Coordinator of the Piano Academy

Javier Herrera – Producer of Special Performances

Oscar Diaz – Graphic Designer

Carlos Valle – Website Designer

Mery Rosendorn Gross – Editor Consultant