FULL SESSION

July 9 – July 30


The Miami International Piano Festival Academy is an intensive summer program designed with innovative concepts for artists pursuing a concert career.

This Three Week Symposium will bring an exciting program and an incredible group of international performing artists that will provide inspirational experiences for participants through exposure to a variety of valid sources of information and instruction directed toward achieving artistic freedom – in the tradition of great pianists of the past.

During the Full Three Week session, participants will have and participate in:

• 2 private (90 minute) lessons with a select faculty every week (6 Private Lessons)
• Daily Master Classes
• Performance Opportunities
• Faculty lectures and Discussions
• Faculty performances

In addition to daily Private Lessons and Master classes there will be special events scheduled each week.

• Encounter & Exploration Series – These series will be conducted 2 times a week and will be conducted by our piano faculty where the focus is going to be in a particular repertoire

• Entering the Mind of a Composer – Composers Charles Mason & Dorothy Hindman will take participants in a wonderful and fascinating journey into the mind of composers.

• Lecture Series – Will present Prof. Frank Cooper lecturer in residence of MPFA and scholar Alan Walker in a fascinating preview of his latest biography of Chopin .

• Artist in Residence – Special master classes with Jorge Luis Prats

• Guest Artist Special lecture – demonstrations Josu De Solaun

• Debut Recitals –The TWO Pianists selected in the 2016 program, Sinziana Mircea and Roger Shen will perform on Saturday July 8 & Sunday July 9 at the Adolfo & Marisela Cotilla Gallery of the Alvin Sherman Library (NSU)

• Concerto CompetitionSunday July 16 The Concerto Competition will feature the THREE winners selected in the concerto competition of the 2016 program Sijing Ye – Jacob Mason and Lu Yi Chih at the Miniaci Performing Arts Center.

• Will perform at the Miniaci Theater on Sunday July 16, 2017.

• Faculty Recitals – Zlata Chochieva – Francesco Libetta – Ilya Itin_- Misha Dacic.- Claudio Martinez Mehner – Kemal Gekic – Konstantin Lifschitz

• Participant Recitals – Free Admission: July 11 – 12 – 13 – 18 – 19 – 20 – 25 – 26 – 27

• Grand Finale – Sunday July 30 All FIVE winners will perform their solo repertoire in the GRAND FINALE CONCERT joined by our Piano Faculty, at the Miniaci Performing Arts Center.

TWO WEEK SESSION

July 9 – July 23
July 16 – July 30


The half session is offered for those who are looking for an immersion in the world of the piano but may have limited time, money or repertoire.

Space is limited at the Academy and therefore only a limited number of participants will be admitted in the two week sessions.. Applicants will be accepted on a first come, first served bases. Once these slots are filled, additional applicants for the two week session will either be placed on a waiting list or will be encouraged to enroll in the full session. Additional applicants will be admitted if space becomes available.

During the two week session, participants will have many of the same opportunities as those enrolled in the Full Three Week Academy.

  • 2 private (90 minute) lessons with a select faculty each week (4 Private Lessons)
  • Daily Master Classes
  • Performance Opportunities
  • Faculty lectures and Discussions
  • Faculty performances

Those selecting to participate in the two week session will not be able to audition for the Concerto Competition but will be considered for the debut recitals in the Miami International Piano Festival.

In addition to daily Private Lessons and Master classes there will be special events scheduled each week.

• Encounter & Exploration Series – These series will be conducted 2 times a week and will be conducted by our piano faculty where the focus is going to be in a particular repertoire

• Entering the Mind of a Composer – Composers Charles Mason & Dorothy Hindman will take participants in a wonderful and fascinating journey into the mind of composers.

• Lecture Series – Will present Prof. Frank Cooper lecturer in residence of MPFA and scholar Alan Walker in a fascinating preview of his latest biography of Chopin .

• Artist in Residence – Special master classes with Jorge Luis Prats

• Guest Artist Special lecture – demonstrations Josu De Solaun

• Debut Recitals –The TWO Pianists selected in the 2016 program, Sinziana Mircea and Roger Shen will perform on Saturday July 8 & Sunday July 9 at the Adolfo & Marisela Cotilla Gallery of the Alvin Sherman Library (NSU)

• Concerto CompetitionSunday July 16 The Concerto Competition will feature the THREE winners selected in the concerto competition of the 2016 program Sijing Ye – Jacob Mason and Lu Yi Chih at the Miniaci Performing Arts Center.

• Will perform at the Miniaci Theater on Sunday July 16, 2017.

• Faculty Recitals – Zlata Chochieva – Francesco Libetta – Ilya Itin_- Misha Dacic.- Claudio Martinez Mehner – Kemal Gekic – Konstantin Lifschitz

• Participant Recitals – Free Admission: July 11 – 12 – 13 – 18 – 19 – 20 – 25 – 26 – 27

• Grand Finale – Sunday July 30 All FIVE winners will perform their solo repertoire in the GRAND FINALE CONCERT joined by our Piano Faculty, at the Miniaci Performing Arts Center.

ASPIRING YOUNG PIANISTS SESSION

July 9 – July 30


The Aspiring Young Pianists Session is designed for the younger pianist (Ages 8 – 15) whose repertoire is not fully developed but who is considering the possibility of a career with the piano. This session will run parallel to the Full Session and therefore will provide inspirational opportunities to attend the faculty recitals, advanced master classes, and all other lectures and programs. In addition, participants in the Aspiring Young Pianists Session will receive:

  • 2 private (60 minute) lessons with a select faculty each week (6 Private Lessons)
  • Performance Opportunities
  • Master Classes with other aspiring pianists with our faculty
  • Faculty lectures and Discussions
  • Faculty performances

Those selecting to participate in the Aspiring Young Pianists Session will not be considered for the debut recitals with the Miami International Piano Festival but will they have the opportunity to audition for the Concerto Competition.

In addition to daily Private Lessons and Master classes there will be special events scheduled each week.

• Encounter & Exploration Series – These series will be conducted 2 times a week and will be conducted by our piano faculty where the focus is going to be in a particular repertoire

• Entering the Mind of a Composer – Composers Charles Mason & Dorothy Hindman will take participants in a wonderful and fascinating journey into the mind of composers.

• Lecture Series – Will present Prof. Frank Cooper lecturer in residence of MPFA and scholar Alan Walker in a fascinating preview of his latest biography of Chopin .

• Artist in Residence – Special master classes with Jorge Luis Prats

• Guest Artist Special lecture – demonstrations Josu De Solaun

• Debut Recitals –The TWO Pianists selected in the 2016 program, Sinziana Mircea and Roger Shen will perform on Saturday July 8 & Sunday July 9 at the Adolfo & Marisela Cotilla Gallery of the Alvin Sherman Library (NSU)

• Concerto CompetitionSunday July 16 The Concerto Competition will feature the THREE winners selected in the concerto competition of the 2016 program Sijing Ye – Jacob Mason and Lu Yi Chih at the Miniaci Performing Arts Center.

• Will perform at the Miniaci Theater on Sunday July 16, 2017.

• Faculty Recitals – Zlata Chochieva – Francesco Libetta – Ilya Itin_- Misha Dacic.- Claudio Martinez Mehner – Kemal Gekic – Konstantin Lifschitz

• Participant Recitals – Free Admission: July 11 – 12 – 13 – 18 – 19 – 20 – 25 – 26 – 27

• Grand Finale – Sunday July 30 All FIVE winners will perform their solo repertoire in the GRAND FINALE CONCERT joined by our Piano Faculty, at the Miniaci Performing Arts Center.

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