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iPalpiti’s Volunteer since 1998

25 years of flowers:

Flo Selfman was a Winner of the Honorary Achievement BookFest Award.

Selfman is an in-demand copy editor and proofreader for awardwinning books, working across many genres, both fiction and nonfiction. Her distinguished career in book publicity and author promotion resulted in major media coverage for her clients and created lasting relationships with media, clients, and colleagues. She is a PR consultant for books, authors, and arts events, and is currently writing her own memoir. Flo Selfman is a Past President of the Independent Writers of Southern California, and co-founder of Words à la Mode.

Jaime Castellanos, the owner of the Conroy’s, have been generously decorating iPalpiti concert stages and events since 1999! PLEASE patronize his stores.

1800Flowers/ Conroy’s North Hollywood

12901 Victory Blvd. (Victory & Coldwater Canyon)

1800Flowers/ Conroy’s Redondo Beach

2709 Artesia Blvd. (Artesia & Inglewood)

1800Flowers Alhambra 1100 W. Valley Blvd. (Valley & Atlantic)

1800Flowers/ Conroy’s Bakersfield

3310 Truxtun Ave, Ste 100 (Truxtun & Oak)


Rotary Club of Beverly Hills Members only

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 6PM | $250

FRENCH NIGHT | Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills Dinner on the Terrace French Chef creations Orpheus: HOMMAGE A SAINT-SAËNS

With 2021 premiere of their new album ORPHEUS, The Zadig Trio marked the centenary of Camille Saint-Saëns’s death to admire two essential facets of his work: composition and transcription. Saint-Saëns’ arrangements of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Pièces de clavecin en concerts 1 and 5 and Franz Liszt’s Orpheus frame his own Trio for piano, violin and cello in E minor op. 92.

F. Liszt Orpheus, S.98 (arr. C. Saint-Saëns)

JP. Rameau - Pièces de clavecin en concerts (arr. C. Saint-Saëns)

C. Saint-Saëns - Piano Trio n°2 in e minor, Op. 92

“This program gives us the impression of travelling through time and space, between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.... It is a chance to discover or rediscover the compositional skills, sense of form and dialogue, thematic inventiveness, and rich harmonies of Saint-Saëns. True to its penchant for seldom-frequented repertory, Trio Zadig, imitating the Voltairean hero from whom it takes its name, continues its adventure in the world of chamber music.” - Label Fuga Libera


LOVE & LOSS Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills

Donations WELCOME

Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 8 in C minor by Shostakovich

Piano Trio élégiaque No. 2 Op. 9 in D minor by Rachmaninoff


PETIT SOIRÉE Petit Ermitage, West Hollywood By Invitation ONLY

SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2PM FREE Rolling Hills UMC Donations WELCOME

Program as announced from the stage

Presented in collaboration with Classical Crossroads’ “Second Sundays at Two” series.



INFORMATION: 310-205-0511

Ida Haendel, CBE†

Eduard Schmieder

Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Founding Member, In Memoriam


Vladimir Ashkenazy

Julius Berger

Yefim Bronfman

Martin Chalifour

Lynn Harrell†

Gary Karr

Gidon Kremer

Cho-Liang Lin

Wynton Marsalis

Igor Oistrakh

Menachem Pressler

Vadim Repin

Ruggiero Ricci†

Angel Romero


Laura Schmieder


Mikhail Gershfeld Chairman

Jim Gilliam

Ada Sands, Vice Chair

Mary Levin Cutler, Founding Chairman

Stefan Ashkenazy

Lauren Dani

Theodore Bikel†


Thomas Backer, Ph.D

Jim Eninger

Monte M. Lemann II, Esq.

Wanda Presburger, Community Liaison

Harold Schloss,

The Schloss Group of Merrill Lynch

Anna Volkoff, CPA

Hon. Zev Yaroslavsky


Kaija Saariketu, Finland

Count Yvan de Launoit, Belgium

Agnes Maria Schilling, Germany

Mihai Constantinescu, Romania


1900 Avenue of the Stars

Suite 1880

Los Angeles, CA 90067

Tel: 310.205.0511

Email: info@iPalpiti.org


Friends and Music Aficionados:

With May Gray and June Gloom it is hard to believe that we are just few weeks away from our annual musical celebrations.

After 25 seasons of local and international accolades, and, naming the festival “…one of the highlights — in some years, THE highlight — of the summer here,” iPalpiti festival transitions into biennial production. It will allow the organization to focus on grants and awards to the artists, catalogue and digitize massive historical recordings and materials, and, also allow iPalpiti’s Maestro Eduard Schmieder to take on other summer engagements.

In this 26th summer season we bring you the interim “mini-festival” featuring Trio Zadig from Paris in concerts and events in Beverly Hills and beyond from July 17-23. The Trio, with a blessing from the legendary founder of the Beaux Art Trio, Menahem Pressler, is poised to become THE TRIO of its generation.


Many of you heard them in 2019 as the trio-in-residence of the iPalpiti Festival, three charming and super talented young men made waves in Southern California with “take-away your breath performances,” thunderous applause, even shouts ”will adopt you now!” The highlight was their solo with iPalpiti orchestra at Walt Disney Concert Hall, in “..Fantasia Hungariana… a de-facto triple concerto showcase for the festival’s charismatic ensemble-in-residence, Trio Zadig (Boris Borgolotto violin; Marc Girard-Garcia cello; Ian Barber piano)” – LA Times, Rick Ginell

Scheduled to return to LA in July 2020 as soloists at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, turned into virtual In the Time of Corona festival, the Trio has recorded a very special program LOVE from Paris to our very special audiences. As resident artists of the famed Foundation Singer-Polignac, that concert was recorded in the concert space of the Foundation’ castle.

For iPalpiti’s 25th anniversary the Trio played a virtual musical Happy Anniversary from Paris!

Before heading to concert halls to hear Trio Zadig LIVE July 17-23, visit iPalpitimusic YouTube, TrioZadig. com and see/hear for yourself what a phenomenal gift we bring again to our dear audiences and to the community!

INFO@IPALPITI.ORG iPalpiti Artists International, Inc. 1900 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1880 Los Angeles, CA 90067 Non-P ofit O g U S. Postage PAID Los Angeles, CA Per mit No. 5538 ADDRESS SER VIC REQUESTED F ESTI V A L JULY 17 - JULY 23 2 O 23 6th ANNUA iPalpiti Artists International is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. EIN 95-4618040
CONCERT & EVENT LOCATIONS FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 310-205-0511 TICKETS RSVP: www.ipalpiti.org/ipalpiti-festival-2023
and Programs are subject to change without notice Rotary Club The Beverly Hills Hotel Greystone Mansion 905 Loma Vista Dr., Beverly Hills Saban Theatre 8440 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills Petite Ermitage 8822 Cynthia St, West Hollywood RHUMC - Rolling Hills United Methodist Church 26438 Crenshaw Blvd, Rolling Hills Estates SPONSORS O PU S 49 DE D IC AT E D TO TH E A RT STIC C AR EE R A D VA N CE MENT OF E XC EPTION AL LY GIFTE D YOUNG PROFES S ION A L MU S ICIANS AND TO TH E P R OMOTION OF PEA CE A N D UNDE R S TANDING TH R O U G H MU S IC PA LPITI A RTISTS INTERN ATION A L, IN C SEMI-ANNUA L NEWSLETTE R SPRING 2023 iPalpiti 2019:
Trio Zadig, soloists with
Disney Hall Stage. Dana Ross, Photographer. Laura Schmieder, Director
Congratulations & Gratitude:

JULY 17-23 2023


Awarded 11 international prizes, the Zadig Trio captivates audiences with its virtuosity, elegance and irresistible enthusiasm.

Friendship is at the core of the Zadig Trio’s strength and authenticity. Boris Borgolotto and Marc Girard Garcia are childhood friends who studied together at the Paris Conservatoire National de Musique and at the University of Music in Vienna. Upon their return to France, they crossed paths with Ian Barber, an American pianist from the renowned studio of Andre Watts at the University of Indiana. The chemistry between them is immediately apparent, and they decide to combine their talents and found the Zadig Trio.

The name comes from Voltaire’s eponymous character, Zadig (from the Hebrew for the ‘just’ and the Arabic for the ‘truthful’). Much like the music that the Trio performs, the story of Zadig is fantastically entertaining, while touching upon universal and uncompromising truths about the nature of reality.

In just a few years, the Trio has become very successful and won numerous awards, including the First Prize of the “Fnapec Musiques d’Ensemble” – in the footsteps of renowned ensembles like the Ysaÿe Quartet, the Ebene Quartet and the Wanderer Trio – as well as the Second Prize of the Fischoff Competition (USA). The Zadig Trio is now an “associated artist” in residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel. They are also residents at the Singer-Polignac Foundation in Paris and the Musical Academy of Villecroze.

The Zadig Trio has performed all over the world, from the USA to Taiwan, as well as in prestigious halls like the BOZAR, Shanghai City Theater, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Paris’ Philharmonic, Salle Cortot, and Debut with iPalpiti orchestra at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. In parallel with this demanding schedule, the Trio has met with great artists who have contributed to the development of its musical expression, most notably Alfred Brendel and Menahem Pressler.

Due to its auspicious beginning, the Zadig Trio has been invited to several broadcast shows on French (France Musique, France Inter), Belgian (Musiq’3 (RTBF) and Swiss (RTS2) public radios, as well as on Mezzo TV and Culturebox.

The Zadig Trio has already recorded three CD’s: “Something in Between”, “The Seasons”, and “Orpheus” which have received distinctions such as the four f’s (fff) of Télérama, “coup de coeur” from Classica and Figaro, and also “CD of the day” by France Musique.


Alumni coming of age: Pavel Sporcl 50th was celebrated by entire Czech Republic with a grand concert televised on all channels throughout his country.

When Pavel called Maestro Schmieder on May 2nd to wish a happy 75th birthday, and told him that his own 50th jubilee will be celebrating on May 9, Maestro said, “so, you are just a week younger than I am.”

Samuel Nebyu named LA Phil Resident Fellow for 2023-2024 season. This summer he will tour again as a soloist with Anne-Sophie Mutter.



Alumni Svetlana Smolina was the artist of the day, with an added attraction of Hayk Arsenyan who flew in from NY just in time for the party and in the matter of minutes learned four-hand piece with Svetlana.

DUO VIOLINO tour California and New York:

An unexpected “bonus entertainment” for 40+benefactors, board members, and volunteers came from a very young artists - Schmieders’ grandsons Samson and Macabee, performing classic and pop fourhands with their NY teacher Hayk Arsenyan.

iPalpiti performances and programs have won unanimous praise around the world. Help us to continue our commitment to talented young classical professional musicians, and to our community. PLEASE RENEW YOUR SUPPORT. DONATE NOW.


Joyce & Aubrey Chernick

Lloyd E. Rigler-Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation/ James Rigler, President

LAUREATE CIRCLE $5,000-$18,000

Anonymous Foundation Anonymous Foundation

Beverly Hills Rotary Community Fndn.

Mary Levin Cutler City of Encinitas

County of Los Angeles Arts Commission

Anita Lorber Ada Sands

Laura & Eduard Schmieder

Robert R. Stroker/Dean

Boyer College of Music and Dance

Vice Provost for the Arts,


Yuan Tian and Zi Zygmund Wang, two young members of iPalpiti, formed and performed as a DUO during the last iPalpiti festival, and continued to delight the audiences in Italy’ Talented Masters festival and in Philadelphia. In April, the DUO gave a recital during Music in the Mansion Festival at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, and at the Benefactors Musicale hosted by Helena & Stanley Kolodziey. The DUO was joined by a new “find” Alexander Boldachev classical/rock harpist from Switzerland. The success was resounding.

Jacopo Giacopuzzi, alumnus, and his sister Maddalena embarked on a fascinating musical tour through Japan’s beautiful landscapes and the stunning cities of the United States. Their performances captivated audiences, earning them numerous standing ovations and showcasing their exceptional talent.

While enchanting audiences, Jacopo also excelles in real estate sales in Santa Barbara, manages the iPalpiti website, and curates iPalpiti`s newsletters. His endeavors blends artistic brilliance with entrepreneurial skills, creating a successful and harmonious tapestry of achievements.

In May, DUO VIOLINO performed in New York: iPalpiti Musicales at Fisher’s home was a welcome back after three years of covid-hiatus, and a special performance for the New York Philharmonic Junior League.

LADIES’ NIGHT post-covid resurrection was a special evening for the devoted benefactors and friends.

Alumni Svetlana Smolina performed and the only man allowed, Maestro Schmieder, was enthused to entertain in a surprise performance to the delight of all.


Helena & Stanley Kolodziey|Host Dr. Justin Raanan

Rotary Club of Beverly Hills

Sands & Associates LLC

Harold Schloss|IT support

Flo Selfman|PR

TOPA Management

Thereza Verboon|Host

Anna Volkoff, CPA

July 2022 – June 2023

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this list. Any omissions are sincerely regretted


We are grateful for your dedicated support over the years and in future seasons!

Linda Bame

Alla Feldman/WHCHC Residents

Esther Lebovich

Juan & Alicia Lopez

Svetlana & Alexandr Milovanov

Judy Montague

Flo Selfman

Art & Culture Community Services


Patty Acuna, Paul Avalone, Stephanie Harris, Corrina Lesser, Brandy Scott, Sara Scrimshaw

Julian A. Gold, MD

Mayor, City of Beverly Hills

Councilmembers, City of Beverly Hills: Lili Bosse, Lester Friedman, John Mirish, Sharona R. Nazarian

The Lloyd E. Rigler - Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation produces video recordings of our annual Disney Hall concerts, featured on PBS. Watch iPalpitimusic channel on YouTube

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$1,000+ Anonymous Foundation Dr. Hai-Lung Dai Lauren Dani Chung Valerie Field Susan & Charles Avery Fisher Mikhail & Tonia Gershfeld Yoon Kahm/Dream Orchestra Monte Lemann & CC Pulitzer-Lemann Polish Consulate of Los Angeles Dale Seltzer Yana & Roman Shukman Ali Vahdani Annette & Herb Wolas PATRONS $500+ Irene Abraham Mark Bledstein Judge Christine Byrd Francine & David Coeytaux Ariane David Lisa & Gary Foster Jack & Lola Gershfeld Fred Manaster Dr. Lana Milton Ron Ozur Ellen Walker Rienstra Nancy Scanlan David & Naomi Schoenkin Harold Schloss William Schneider Melanie & Joseph Shugart Hugh & Barbara Smith PARTNERS $100+ Susan Asher Linda Bame Phylane Bemel Richard Blumenberg Brian Byrnes Linda Calotta Martin & Nancy Chalifour Stephen Ehrlich Karen Fishman James Gilliam Liza Glazer Serafima Goldberg Marjorie & Dr. Jay Goldsmith Marsha Gruen Lianne Halfon Sofia Horowitz Andrew & Halina Jagoda Elizabeth Kanski Gary Karr Barry & Lisa Kay Helena & Stanley Kolodziey Marian Komori Esfir Lebovich Arnold & Judy Liebman Seymour Lipton Claudia Lowenstein Rosy Macarah|Rocio Williams Ewa Markowitz Ellen Monness Prof. Lambert Orkis Wanda Presburger Regina Rogers Lida Sandera Linda & Peter Schlesinger Judge Harold Shabo Marcia Sherrill Andrea & Gregory Smith Gloria Sokolin Dr. Charles & Brenda Solomon Abby Suckle Thereza Verboon Anne & Vladimir Volokh Katherine & Howard Sands Andrea & Gregory Smith Maja Trochimczyk William Vestal Anna Volkoff & Norman Rachitsky Mark Wisniewski
AND UNDER Audrey Albert Dorota Baczynska Diane Bagg Timothy Barker Maria Teresa R. Bastida Nicole Berchtold Ian Burgos Leona Choi Alice & Guo Chu Elia Cmiral Sofia Completo Gabriel Danovitch Musya Daynovskaya Polina Divinsky Inna Fatkhieva Alla Feldman Stella Friedman Barbara Glazer Theresa Gordon Harald Grabowsky John Howe Diana Kotzin Joseph Kovalik Rita Kravchinsky Yelena Krutikova Jennifer Kutner Julia Ljubimova Sergei Lyass Douglas McPherson Chivas Mays Fredy Muks Dmitrii Nemkov Otto Notzl Sabino Piazzolla Edward Pilatowitz Quentin Pizzini Mary Poteet Gail Ruder Zane Searchwell Maria Seliverstov Joseph Shalant Kathrin Soldau Jack Spencer Glen Steffen Galina Stolina Leda Tcharfas Galina Tsoyrev Irina Vainstein IN KIND Stefan Ashkenazy|Petit Ermitage City of Beverly Hills Jaime Castellanos| Conroy’s North Hollywood Jack Gershfeld|IT
Lorenzo Mazzamuto won the audition for the concertmaster position with the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania. Brovtsyn appointed Professor of Violin at Yehudi Menuhin School of Music, London. Hosts Helena & Stanley Kolodziey (center) with artists and board members Lauren Dani (L) and Harold Schloss (R). Artists with Dr. Mehran Khorsandi (L), a generous host for numerous iPalpiti musicians since 1998. iPalpiti orchestra 2022, grand-finale of the 25th season anniversary.