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June 2020

OPENING CONCERT – #MIPFAcademy2020

June 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Adolfo and Marisela Cotilla Gallery / 2nd floor | NSU Alvin Sherman Library, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd
Fort Lauderdale – Davie, FL 33314 United States
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The Miami International Piano Festival Academy celebrates its returning with a showcase of the most astonishing pianists that participated in the 2019 Program. After presenting the Piano Academy for five consecutive years, we are excited to announce the return of this intense and highly successful program in 2020 in partnership with Nova Southeastern University.   Program to be determined soon

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FRANCESCO LIBETTA (Italy)

June 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Adolfo and Marisela Cotilla Gallery / 2nd floor | NSU Alvin Sherman Library, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd
Fort Lauderdale – Davie, FL 33314 United States
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“He takes his wonderful fingers for granted and he is a master of every period or style represented…the pieces sing. I have no hesitation calling him an important pianist.” – Harold Schonberg John Ardoin declared that of the new generation of pianists, Francesco Libetta is “the most inspired and creative”. Harold Schonberg wrote that: “master of every period and style, Libetta is the best representative of this modern style (…) who accepts virtuosity not as tightrope walking but as a species…

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July 2020

ZLATA CHOCHIEVA (Russia)

July 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Adolfo and Marisela Cotilla Gallery / 2nd floor | NSU Alvin Sherman Library, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd
Fort Lauderdale – Davie, FL 33314 United States
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“Fury, demonically charged and technically staggering. Here is big piano playing in its most unfettered and dangerous state. What a performance!” – Gramophone The international press describes Zlata Chochieva as «the possessor of a comprehensive technique who brings an inner glow to every bar… Poetic and pianistic command could hardly go further» (Gramophone) and «a natural Rachmaninoff player, coaxing a darker sound from the keyboard and reveling in the big romantic melodies» (Miami Herald). Program to be determined Tickets to…

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JOSU DE SOLAUN (Spain)

July 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Adolfo and Marisela Cotilla Gallery / 2nd floor | NSU Alvin Sherman Library, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd
Fort Lauderdale – Davie, FL 33314 United States
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“Expression leads at all times, no matter how intense the virtuosity an intimate approach to phrasing and a beautifully mellow tone. “ - BBC Music Magazine   As a First Prize winner of the XIII George Enescu International Piano Competition in Bucharest (founded in 1958 and won by legendary pianists such as Radu Lupu, Elisabeth Leonskaja, and Dmitri Alexeev), the XV José Iturbi International Piano Competition and the First European Union Piano Competition, held in Prague, Spanish pianist Josu De Solaun…

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MISHA DACIĆ (Serbia)

July 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Adolfo and Marisela Cotilla Gallery / 2nd floor | NSU Alvin Sherman Library, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd
Fort Lauderdale – Davie, FL 33314 United States
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“A starling temperamental force and mastery”  Bryce Morrison Misha Dacić is one of the most important artists of the Miami International Piano Festival. After his  American debut at the Discovery Series in 2003, Misha Dacić  quickly became a sought after soloist throughout the U.S. and was featured at Ravinia’s Rising Stars Series in Chicago, followed by performances at the Gilmore Keyboard Festival Rising Stars Recital Series in Kalamazoo, the Xavier University Classical Piano Series in Cincinnati, The Golandsky Institute International Piano…

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ILYA ITIN (Russia)

July 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Adolfo and Marisela Cotilla Gallery / 2nd floor | NSU Alvin Sherman Library, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd
Fort Lauderdale – Davie, FL 33314 United States
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“Itin’s is a rare and exciting artistry indeed…poised, pure, and ravishing in its range of colour, his playing is a prime example of a superb technique put at the service of an inquiring and imaginative mind.” Daily Telegraph   Program to be determined Tickets available soon

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KEMAL GEKIC (Croatia)

July 18 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

“Mr.Gekic possesses the greatest single interpretive talent combined with the most stupendous technical mastery of anyone now before the public” Frank Cooper   Flamboyant, daring, provocative, exciting, seductive and sensitive are some of the words used to describe one of today’s most formidable pianists, Kemal Gekic, whose playing has been acclaimed worldwide by public and critics alike. His daring approach to tone and form marked him as a maverick in the musical world, a distinction he welcomes: the very strength of his artistry…

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FLORIAN NOACK (Belgium)

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

” He gets to the heart of this music. The lush piano sound is a joy. His sensitivity of touch and strong sense of rhythm are impressive.“ Gramophone Florian Noack has won numerous prizes at national and international competitions, including the Rachmaninov International Competition, the International Robert Schumann Competition and the Piano Competition in Cologne. He also won the “Grandpiano” Prize from the Belgian Vocational Foundation, and has received grants and scholarships from Spes, the Fondation Banque Populaire and from the Mozart…

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