Be part of the 12 Day Symposium & Festival of the Miami International Piano Festival Academy in Villa Medici - Giulini, in the historical and astonishing whereabouts of Milan, Italy.
The magical setting of Villa Giulini will provide participants with an invaluable and inspirational experience. 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 and 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. 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.
• 4 Open lessons (60 minute) with a select faculty plus 1 private lesson (45 minutes) and active participation in workshops and masterclasses.
• 8 Master Classes & Presentations
• A memorable experience for piano lovers: A journey of historical keyboard instruments including square pianos such as Walter, Schantz, Graf, Pleyel, Bosendorfer and Erard.
• Tours: Tour to Milan/ Tour to Lake Como
• Faculty Lectures and Discussions
• 5 Faculty performances
• Final Concert: (Selected Participants)
The distinguished group of artists that comprise MIPFA family are among the most recognized pianists of today.
Their approach to music and art is validated by audience, critics and programmers all over the world, making constant appearances in the most renowned theaters and concert halls.
At MIPF Academy in Italy, you will interact with our eminent faculty, but also have access to the celebrated MIPF lectures, conferences, and numerous lessons of your colleagues.
Registering to the Virtual Platform of MIPFA gives yo access to hundreds of hours of audiovisual content from the historical archive of MIPFA, and selected newly produced material from our internationally renowned artists.
The MIPFA showcases thematic performances and Masterclasses Series every month, premium content from our platform that you can access by purchasing it or making a generous donation to our institution.
The maestros of MIPFA host weekly Live.courses, online live events through which you will be able to receive private masterclasses, attend to lectures and directly discuss with them all aspects of music and their artistry.
Once you register, you will have access to more tan 23 years of audiovisual recordings from performances and masterclasses by the masters that had passed through the Miami International Piano Festival since its foundation.
Russian pianist Ilya Itin speaks about Nikolai Medtner's Op. 38 & 39 "Forgotten Melodies", prior to a performance of the same pieces.
This first event of MIPFA academic year 20/21 premieres our virtual platform —the first of many to come during this season!
The pandemic of 2020 has been devastating to all cultural and educational institutions. Following CDC guidelines, the doors of schools and concert halls have beenclosed. One of the casualties was The Miami International Piano Festival Academy that was to take place at Nova Southeastern University in South Florida. For more than fifty young pianists, those exciting and stimulating summer weeks of past years were taken away.
But today we are excited to announce that MIPFA officially opens the doors of its Virtual Platform and the beginning of its 2020/2021 academic year. Many of the great artists we have presented in the past will share their artistry with the entire world. You can watch these events via livestream through our social media nets. Music lovers will have the chance to access audio-visual content, performances, online master classes, and much more.
We urge you to apply, follow, and enjoy the multidimensional features available at the MIPFA Virtual Platform.