Piano

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Piano

  • The piano program is very large, intensive, and unique. It is designed with elements of the Russian school to boost students to the next level of playing during each session. The beauty of their surroundings and cultural experience is ideal for artistic growth.

  • Each student receives two private lessons per week with an internationally-renowned artist faculty member.

  • All pianists are preselected into chamber groups and assigned to partners and repertoire choices according to level, matched well in advance. Pianists receive two fourty-five minute chamber coachings per week with an artist faculty member with their chamber group(s).

  • Saleem Ashkar, piano
    New! InterHarmony is pleased that Saleem Ashkar will joining the musical scene of the Outstanding Guest Artist Series. Based in Berlin, the Israeli-Palestinian pianist has become one of the most in-demand soloists of our time. Saleem Ashkar performs regularly with such conductors as Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Chailly, Christoph Eschenbach, Riccardo Muti and Daniel Barenboim, and works with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Vienna Philharmonic, the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Filarmonica della Scala, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Leipziger Gewandhaus, the NDR Hamburg, the DSO and the Konzerthausorchester in Berlin. Students in the InterHarmony Festival Orchestra will have a rare chance to perform with Ashkar in the Beethoven Triple Concerto along with cellist Misha Quint and violinist and conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky. Pianists will be able to play for him in an open piano master class.
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  • Alexei Volodin, piano
    New! Participation of piano virtuoso at the InterHarmony will be one of the most exciting and awaited events of this summer. Acclaimed for his highly sensitive touch and technical brilliance, Alexei Volodin is in demand by orchestras at the highest level. He possesses an extraordinarily diverse repertoire, from Beethoven and Brahms through Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev and Scriabin to Gershwin, Shchedrin and Medtner. Volodin regularly appears in recital and has performed in venues such as Wigmore Hall, Wiener Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, LSO St. Luke’s, Barcelona’s Palau de la Música and Mariinsky Theatre. He has also appeared in Paris’ Philharmonie, London’s International Piano Series, Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Munich’s Herkulessaal, Tonhalle Zürich and Madrid’s Auditorio Nacional de Música. Besides performing in a trio marathon evening, playing Mendelssohn d minor and Tchaikovsky trios, he will give a piano masterclass. What a hot piano summer!

    A concert program with Mendelssohn's d minor trio and Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio means only one thing: fireworks. That is exactly what will be happening on the 19th of July in Acqui Terme, when Guy Braunstein, Misha Quint, and Alexei Volodin will perform the monumental Mendelssohn d minor and Tchaiovsky Piano Trios in Acqui Terme, Italy.
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  • Alfred Brendel, piano
    New! Pianist Alfred Brendel returns for the 5th Anniversary of the Outstanding Master Class Series with his signature lecture “My Musical Life". This very special talk gives the listeners true insight of a life in music. Hear Alfred Brendel, one of the world’s great pianists, renowned for his interpretations of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and Liszt in particular until his retirement from public performance in 2008, reflect on the role of music in his life and career.

    Brendel has been recognized with honorary doctorates from Cambridge, Oxford and Yale, as well as the Lifetime Achievement Awards of Edison, MIDEM Classical Awards, the Deutscher Schallplattenpreis and Gramophone Magazine, the recording industry's highest accolade. Students will be invited to listen to the ideas, insights and advice of one of the most reflective and articulate musicians of our time in Acqui Terme, Piedmont, Italy.
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  • Each year, many of the artist faculty give Master Classes on musical topics besides performance. The focus of these Master Classes vary. In the past we have had lectures on J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations, Integrating the Musical and the Technical, Projection in Performance, Stage Presence, Jazz Improvisation, Eurythmics, and Alexander Technique. More info - List of Master Classes »

  • Students have the opportunity to sign up to perform either as a soloist or with their chamber group in the performance master classes nearly every day of the festival. Master classes are open to all participants of the festival. Many of these Master Classes focus on specific composers or repertoire. More info - List of Master Classes »

  • Pianists will have ample practice time. We have very good number of pianos at the festival (32 last year) and our pianists don't have to fight to find a piano to practice because they are on a precise schedule.

  • Designed to give an additional edge in performance experience and exchange of ideas between students and their colleagues, this concert is a performance of just pianists.

  • With concerts almost every night, students are exposed to a high level both from artist faculty and their colleagues as they watch each concert. Students will have an opportunity to perform. Performance is based on approval on preparedness.

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