All Festival pianos are supplied by Progetto Piano, Naples.

Concerto Seminar 

James Giles, Director 
Yoshikazu Nagai, Faculty Chair

July 12 - July 18, 2018


New Concerto Seminar for Pianists with Arad Philharmonic Orchestra

 The Amalfi Coast Music & Arts Festival is pleased to announce the inaugural concerto seminar for high-level pianists and emerging artists.  This exciting opportunity will augment our existing  piano program and  allow  piano students  the chance to study

an important aspect  of their  repertoire with  some of  the most  distinguished artist-teachers in the world.  All enrolled pianists will play with orchestra.  


The Concerto Seminar experience includes:  

  • Performance of one movement of selected concerto with the Arad                 Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Jeffery Meyer.

  • Coachings with some of the most distinguished artist-faculty in the world.

  • Private consultation with conductor. 

  • Roundtable presentations by faculty on concerto repertoire and the finer
    points of performing with an orchestra. 

  • Festival concerts & master classes - Open attendance of daily festival activities. 

A faculty jury will select 3 - 4 pianists who will perform

their full concertos at the grand finale,

a public orchestra concert in a historic Amalfi Coast venue.


Mastroianni Award 

At the closing reception, one pianist from the final concert

will be awarded the Mastroianni Founders Award, given each year

to an outstanding pianist who has participated in the festival.


The winner of the Mastroianni Award
will receive a professional engagement to play
a full concerto 
with orchestra in Europe 

during the orchestra's regular season.
 (includes professional fee and
 travel expenses)

Other finalist awards may include: 

  • A $1,500 scholarship to the 2019 Amalfi Coast Piano Festival  

  • A solo recital at the 2019 Amalfi Coast Piano Festival

Distinguished Faculty for 2018 Concerto Seminar:

Conductor: Jeffery Meyer, Artistic Director, Saint Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic

Application Information: 
The Concerto Seminar (July 12-18) is scheduled to overlap with both regular piano sessions by 3 days. Students may “add on” the Concerto Seminar to either Piano Session I (July 3-15) or Piano Session II (July 15-27).  Students may also select ONLY the Concerto Seminar.


  • Students applying for Piano Session I or II will "add on" concerto seminar by selecting relevant section when completing Piano Program registration form

  • "Concerto Only" applicants should complete the  Concerto Seminar application  on our website or mail in the form and send with registration fee and deposit.

  • Cost:  See Tuition & Fees

  • Audition Guidelines: Video or audio (video strongly preferred). 
    Audition Recordings:  

    • Should include at least one movement of the proposed concerto to be played during the summer.

    • May be with second piano, orchestra, or unaccompanied.

  • Concertos may be selected in consultation with the festival, as follows: Concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Chopin, Brahms, or Grieg; Tchaikovsky First or Rachmaninoff Second.