July 6, 2013

by Stijn De Cock

 

By measuring the quality of a masterclass by the ability of the teacher to connect with the student on stage, broaden his or her approach to performing a selected piece of music, all while actively engaging and informing the audience, it became clear this Saturday that James Giles is a world-class teacher, artist, and communicator. Using wit and humor, Giles captivated student and spectator alike, while his in...

July 6, 2013

by Stijn De Cock

 

It was Thomas Linde’s turn to present a masterclass today on this beautiful day in Maiori. After the first student performed her piece, Linde’s seemingly reserved demeanor gave way to a spirited and highly informative masterclass.

Lei Bi opened the masterclass with a performance of Chopin’s Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 31. “I have always found it interesting how titles of pieces mean different things to...

July 4, 2013

by Moon Kyoung Kim

 

The Independence Day concert was a very special experience both for the performers and the audience. The piano was placed in the beautifully decorated garden of the Town Hall. The scent of flowers was carried on the gentle breeze, the audience in attendance delightfully waiting for the concert.

The concert began with an impromptu performance of the national anthems of U. S. A. and Italy. Immediately followi...

July 4, 2013

by Moon Kyoung Kim

 

Professor Ick Choo Moon, one of the famous pianists and piano teachers in South Korea, gave a very insightful master class for three talented young pianists on July 4th at the Reginna Auditorium in Maiori, Italy.  He engaged all in attendance with his mature musicianship and delicate lyricism.

The first student, Monica Han, performed Haydn Sonata C major Hob. XVI 50 1st movement with a clear sense of tone a...

July 2, 2013

by Moon Kyoung Kim    

 

Last night, we had an opening concert featuring faculty members of the Amalfi Coast Music Festival at Maiori’s beautiful Town Hall. 

 

The concert was packed by people who wanted to hear and meet the faculty. As it turns out, the concert was delayed because of the Madonna delle Grazie Festivities. We were lucky to have a unique experience to watch the solemn procession that carries the statues of...

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