Shots from the Young Artist's Series no.3 and the Liszt Mini-Festival (The only time you'll see the words "mini" and "liszt" in the same line" recaps to follow #jeannettefang #brianhsu #liszt #naples #faculty #2014 #images #youngartistseries #thomasmastroianni #jimgiles #yoshikazunagai #loganskelton
video credit: Lydia Cornett It was wonderful to get a chance to talk to Tom Mastoianni, who has been involved with the festival from it's very conception. He takes some time out of his day to talk about the origins of ACMF, his dedication to the music of Franz Liszt, and his involvement with the American Liszt Society. #thomasmastroianni #video #2014 #interview
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 Moon Kyoung Kim Professor Thomas Mastroianni, renowned president of American Liszt Society, gave a stimulating masterclass to four enthusiastic pianists from all over the world.
The afternoon began with Chopin’s lyrical Nocturne Op. 9 in E-flat major, performed by Mark Germer. His beautiful sound quality and tasteful timing created an inspiring moment for the audience. The suggestions Professor Mastroianni gave to Germer were detailed, and succeeded in bringing more life
by Jeannette Fang This was the perfect venue for Liszt, and especially for the program chosen. The dark, almost gothic décor, mixed with the opulence and rather bloody coloring, connoted the sort of mystery one might imagine in depicting the afterworld. The virtuosity of the architecture paralleled the brilliant pyrotechnics of the Horowitz-ed Hungarian Rhapsody, its height was reflected by the tinkling register of La Campanella, and its grandeur reflected in the two Transc
by Jeannette Fang In the spirit of active generosity, the directors of the Amalfi Coast Music Festival came up with the creative idea of having Pedagogy Sessions, a sort of workshopping of ideas to introduce to the Hotchkiss kids into the mind of a teacher. As Thomas Mastroianni introduced it, students would get a chance to know how teachers thought, why they did and said certain things, and what they believed was the most effective way to reach and benefit a student.