Guest Artists
Outstanding Guest Artist Series
Alfred Brendel, piano; Boris Kuschnir, violin

InterHarmony International Music Festival’s 2018 summer season is starting soon, and that can mean only one thing: the return of IIMF’s wildly successful Outstanding Guest Artist Series in its 4th year.

Regularly cited as one of the instrument's greatest practitioners, Alfred Brendel enjoys a reputation unequalled among living pianists. Despite his improbable, largely self-taught beginnings in a non-musical family, he began concertizing at 17. After a breakthrough program of Beethoven brought him international recognition, he embarked on a recording and performance career which would reinvent the Austro-Hungarian tradition for modern audiences. His discography, one of the most extensive ever recorded by a pianist, includes the complete piano works of Beethoven and all of Mozart's piano concerti. Mr. Brendel will hold a lecture on Schubert's Last Sonatas, on July 20, at the Sala La Meridiana in Acqui Terme. Students will be invited to listen to the ideas, insights and advice of one of the most reflective and articulate musicians of our times.

Join InterHarmony International Music Festival this summer in Sulzbach-Rosenberg for a masterclass with Boris Kushnir, one of the world's foremost violin pedagogues. A student of David Oistrakh's at the Moscow Conservatory, Kushnir has been described as a modern-day Leopold Auer. His students include Nikolai Znaider, Julian Rachlin, and Lidia Baich, along with more than 40 other laureates of national and international competitions. His own career as a soloist and chamber musician (as co-founder of the Moscow and now the Kopelman Quartet) has been equally illustrious. He performs on the "La Rouse-Boughton" Stradivarius (1703). His masterclass will take place in Acqui Terme, Session 2, in July.

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