FERRARA PIANO FESTIVAL

Ferrara Piano Festival, founded by Italian pianist, Simone Ferraresi. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in New York City dedicated to furthering the careers of talented young pianists by providing them with a range of opportunities through such programs as festivals and masterclasses, as well as awarding scholarships.

Board of Directors: Simone Ferraresi, Harold Bott, Christopher Swann, Miyuki Kobayashi

Advisory Committee: Mauro Vignolo, Valeria Borasio, Paola Desantis, Dario Favretti, Giulia Vullo, Yashar Yaslowitz, Giovanna Bonora

Third Ferrara International Piano Festival

Ferrara, Italy · 3 - 15 July 2016

"Learn from world-class pianists and professors, surrounded by breathtaking beauty in the historical city of Ferrara, Italy — City of the Renaissance, 'City of Bicycles', and UNESCO World Heritage Site."
Under the Patronage of the City of Ferrara

Under the Patronage of the City of Ferrara

JEFFREY SWANN, Recital and Masterclass

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Jeffrey Swann won the first prize in the Dino Ciani Piano Competition and in many other prestigious competitions. He enjoys an international performing career which has taken him throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia. He is a piano professor at New York University and Artistic Director at the Dino Ciani Festival & Academy in Cortina d'Ampezzo.

Sunday, 3 July 2016, 9:00pm at Palazzo Costabili, Ferrara

Prokofiev                8 Pieces from "Romeo and Juliet"
Smetana                 Macbeth and the Witches
Debussy                 La danse de Puck
Schubert/Liszt         Ständchen von Shakespeare
Mendelssohn/Liszt   March and Dance of the Elves

MASTER CLASSES:

July 5: 9:30am - 6:30pm Master Class (Palazzo Costabili, Ferrara)

July 6: 9:30am - 6:30pm Master Class (Palazzo Costabili, Ferrara)

July 7: 9:00am - 6:00pm Master Class (Palazzo Costabili, Ferrara)

           6:30pm Students' Recital (Ridotto Teatro Comunale, Ferrara)

ALESSANDRO LANZONI, Piano Solo

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Alessandro Lanzonione of the most notable jazz pianists of Italy, is the recipient of the Top Jazz 2013 prize, awarded by important journalists on behalf of the "Musica Jazz" magazine. 

Monday, 11 July 2016, 9:00pm at Palazzo Costabili, Ferrara

DIVERSIONS

An evening of piano improvisations.

 

BENEDETTO LUPO, Masterclass

Benedetto Lupo

Benedetto Lupo

Benedetto Lupo gained worldwide recognition after winning the bronze medal in the Eighth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 1989. He is a distinguished piano professor at the "Santa Cecilia" National Academy in Rome.

July 13: 9:30am - 6:30pm Master Class (Palazzo Costabili, Ferrara)

July 14: 9:30am - 6:30pm Master Class (Palazzo Costabili, Ferrara)

July 15: 9:00am - 6:00pm Master Class (Palazzo Costabili, Ferrara)

             6:30pm Students' Recital (Ridotto Teatro Comunale, Ferrara)

 


Costabili Palace, Ferrara

Costabili Palace, Ferrara

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