As we celebrate the 20th 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 2015-2016 Season was filled with unforgettable performances and important collaborations. We were thrilled to offer the second 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 Academy is the result of a personal journey of discovery through 20 marvelous years of great performances at the Festival, where I had the privilege of introducing many of the greatest pianists of today. Some of these pianists are now faculty members at the Academy, nurturing young musicians in a creative and non-competitive environment.
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 2016-2017 Festival season promises to celebrate the mastery of new pianists in an extraordinary array of performances that include the debut of young pianists who won our Academy piano performance competition this summer. We invite you to browse through our Festival websiteto learn about our 20th anniversary offerings and join us at several of the performances at; The Aventura Arts and Cultural Center, Aventura, (Classical Sundays at Five) and 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 20 years so rewarding for our artists, emerging pianists, and the community.
With Warmest Regards,
Artistic Director and Co-Founder
Miami International Piano Festival