In 2003, the great newspaper wrote about the transcendental mission that the Miami International Piano Festival was undertaking in the US cultural scene.
Today, the MIPF continues inspiring musicians through its newly released Virtual Platform, representing its mission of discovery, development, and support of the great artists of today as well as those of the future.
Our journey started in 1998. In 1999 we presented three concerts; by 2020 it had grown to twenty-six. For twenty-three years, in winters and in summers, we have offered a live platform to innumerable great pianists and talented students, all of whom find themselves today unable to express, share, or participate in their art. Teaching and performing has been taken away from them, causing great economic, emotional, and psychological uncertainty.
To maintain our core mission through the countless challenges of the present crisis require us to take actions in order to adjust to current circumstances but also to the looming consequences of the future.
The Virtual Platform of MIPFA is born upon the need of sharing our perspective on artistry and music with the world.
The virtual platform of MIPFA is a stage for teaching; it is a podium for lectures and discussions; it is a showcase to exhibit skill, talent, and creativity; it is a canvas where our artists have the freedom to design the fruits of their imagination, in the shape, color or form most fitting to their individual financial and artistic needs. Overall, it comprises a pageant of, and for, music lovers.
The extraordinary keyboard instrument collection, which is part of the Villa, will be open to participants of the academy offering them an unparalleled journey into the music created by composers such as Bach, Scarlatti, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Liszt, Verdi. Debussy; a real journey “in search of lost sounds”.
The twelve -day session will be guided by an international group of great artists that will provide and expose participants to a variety of valid sources of information and instruction directed toward achieving artistic freedom – in the tradition of great pianists of the past.
The virtual platform will provide access to an unequaled library of high-quality audio and video files, from historic debuts and memorable recitals to brilliant lectures and demonstrations. This impressive collection, accumulated throughout the years of our existence, is a document of our vision: the evolution of so many prodigies and young pianists into world-class performers—an inspiration for our young students to emulate.
A virtual platform for musicians requires a system of high quality sound. We are fortunate to count with a skilled team of experts who are developing this virtual platform with state-of-the-art visual and audio technology, social media, and production values. They will record and document our activities with the same professionalism displayed during the past twenty-three years.
Though we have many difficult challenges ahead, we will get through this together. We are resilient and determined to accomplish our dreams. We look forward to your participation in this exciting new initiative.
The Miami International Piano Festival Academy is the natural offspring of the Miami International Piano Festival. MIPFA’s intensive program is designed to explore the Art of Piano Playing by emphasizing personal, artistic, and technical development with innovative concepts for artists pursuing a concert career.
After successfully presenting the Piano Academy for four consecutive years we are excited to announce the return of this intense and highly successful program to the magical setting of Villa Medici – Giulini in Milan, Italy. Villa Medici Giulini is a mix of art and music, with an idyllic atmosphere, located in northern Italy, on the hills of Brianza between Milan and Lake Como. This magical setting will provide participants with an invaluable and inspirational experience.
Through this program, pianists will have the opportunity to take part in intensive Private and Open lessons with these master artists and teachers. There will be opportunities to participate in technique clinics, discussions with the faculty, explore the world of different composers, the challenges of performing and looking for a renewed sense of direction and inspiration. to strengthen their skills as performers.
There will be performing opportunities for musical development in a collaborative environment that will allow immersion with the wealth of piano literature. The Academy’s open class policy will enable students to observe and learn from the insights of each artist of our faculty and to participate fully in life-changing experiences.
In the Winter 2008 edition of Piano Today Magazine, Stuart Isacoff writes: “Brodsky is an astonishing figure in the music world …. She seems to have a knack for discovering great talent…Ingrid Fliter and Piotr Aderszewski before they each won the Gilmore Award – and taking rare risks to present them to Florida audiences.”
Twenty-three years ago she envisioned an organization designed to discover, present and support exceptional talent and offer fresh and exciting programs to South Florida audiences.
The Miami International Piano Festival Academy is supported by both institutions and individuals that love music above all. Help us continue our mission by donating to our platform and ease access to high quality music education to the next generation of great artists.support the mipfa
We Invite you to share the mission of MIPFA with a generous donation.
You will partake in the dreams and aspirations of extraordinary talented and hard-working musicians. Nothing is more rewarding than to see them on the great concert stages of the world, and to know that you are an integral part of that success.
All donations received are addressed to reduce our student's tuitions fees. Be part of MIPFA!