Piano Program

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Piano Program in Italy

  • 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).

  • Bruno Canino, piano
    The series takes off on July 6th, 2017 in IIMF’s new location, Acqui Terme, Italy, where celebrated Italian pianist Bruno Canino will join director Misha Quint for a grand opening concert. Quint and Canino will perform a selection of the greatest works for cello and piano: Beethoven’s foundational Cello Sonata No. 3, Schubert’s heart-breaking Arpeggione, Stravinsky’s neo-classical masterpiece, the Suite Italienne, and Tchaikovsky’s final work for cello: the Pezzo capriccioso. Canino will continue on July 9 with a concert of trios with violinist Shlomo Mintz and cellist Misha Quint, with works by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. Canino will give a Piano Master Class.
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  • Alfred Brendel, piano
    Alfred Brendel will join the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Acqui Terme, Italy, on July 21, 2017, to deliver a lecture on performing Mozart, a composer whose “mastery and power of expression […] seem virtually unlimited”. This lecture is not only chance for students to benefit from his observations and insights into problems of performance – it is a way to hear the master demonstrate musical examples.
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  • Antonio Di Cristofano piano

    InterHarmony International Music Festival welcomes pianist Antonio di Cristofano to its 2017 Outstanding Guest Artist Series. Di Cristofano will join founder Misha Quint on July 19 for the opening concert of Session 2 in Acqui Terme, Italy. Program highlights include Shostakovich’s searing D minor Sonata for Cello and Piano and solo piano works by Scriabin. Di Cristofano will give a Piano Master Class.More info »

  • 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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