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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"

recaps to follow










July 25, 2014

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.


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 10, 2013

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 w...

July 9, 2013

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 Campane...

July 7, 2013

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 ef...

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