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by Jeannette Fang July 19, 2014 Hotel Reginna Often what we latch onto first in a masterclass isn't necessarily how pithy or novel the comments are, but how sincere and full of good will the teacher is. We are, after all, humans who feel first and think later. Jim Giles is such a gentleman that good will just kind of colors everything he does. But in the way he treats the student and talks about music, one senses that his deepest concern is for helping students achieve an ea
by Jeannette Fang July 16, 2014 Maiori: Salone degli Affreschi, Palazzo Mezzacapo There was not an inch of space left in the Town Hall on Wednesday night, but no one minded the sweaty squeeze. We were all just eager to hear the masterful musical personalities that would be presented at this year’s Meet the Faculty concert. Newcomer Hee Sung Joo started the evening with the Allegretto of Beethoven's Piano Sonata op.31 no.2. She walked towards the piano amid beloved cheers, wh
by Jeannette Fang Overlooking the stunning cliffs of Vico Equense with the sea below, the audience waited expectantly as the iridescent blue and crystal chandeliers dimmed. For a few moments before the music began, we felt like royalty in the magnificent surroundings of Castello Giusso.
The “tradition” portion of the evening consisted of Schubert’s piano music, beginning with his Drei Klavierstucke D946, performed by James Giles. He strode out calmly, the picture of casual