All Festival pianos are supplied by Progetto Piano, Naples.
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.
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:
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.
Audition Guidelines: Video or audio (video strongly preferred).
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.