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August 1, 2014

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"

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July 21, 2014

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 deepes...

July 19, 2014

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.  Sh...

July 3, 2013

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 Gi...

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