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New York Piano Festival 2012

Klavierhaus

211 W 58th Street New York, NY 10019


Saturday, June 2nd, 6 PM

Saturday, June 9th, 6 PM

Opening Concert

Evening of Favorite Encores

Gaspart de la nuit

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)

Ondine Le Gibet Scarbo

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)

Alexander Beridze

György Ligeti

Matei Varga

Alborada del Gracioso from Miroirs No. 4 Mai Kagaya

Fanfares Etude No. 4, Book 1

Gabriel Faure

Papillon Op. 77 for Cello and Piano

(1845-1924)

(1923 - 2006)

Jacqueline Choi & Mai Kagaya

Frederic Chopin

Johann Sebastian Bach

Unaccompanied Suite No. 4 in E flat major for Cello

(1811 - 1849)

Giovanni Sollima

“Alone” for Cello solo

(1840 - 1893)

(1962)

“Grand pas de Deux” from ballet “Nutcracker” piano transcription by Mikhail Pletnev Alexander Beridze

Jacqueline Choi

Claude Debussy

L’isle Joyeuse (The Island of Pleasure) L. 106

(1685-1750)

Sarabande

Intermission Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Suite No. 2, for two pianos Op. 17 I. II. III. IV.

Introduction Valse Romance Tarantelle

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

(1862 - 1918)

(Alla marcia, in C major) (Presto, in G major) (Andantino, in A flat major) (Presto, in C minor)

Alexander Beridze & Mai Kagaya

Bela Bartok (1881 - 1945)

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New York Piano Festival 2012

Matei Varga

Mai Kagaya

Suite Op. 14 Sz. 62, BB 70 Matei Varga

Claude Debussy

Reflets dans l’eau (Reflections in the Water)

Mai Kagaya

(1862 - 1918)

from Images, Book I, L. 110 Soyeon Park

Dinu Lipatti

Sonatina for the Left Hand

(1917 - 1950) (1862 - 1918)

For Tickets $25 visit

Three Ecossaises Op. 72

Widmung (Dedication) Op. 25 No. 1

Liebertango for two Pianos Alexander Beridze & Mai Kagaya

Soyeon Park

Franz Liszt

(1811 - 1886)

Claude Debussy

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Rondo in D major K. 485

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)

Alfred Grunfeld (1852 - 1924)

Matei Varga

Poisson d’or (Goldfish) from Images, Book II, L. 111 Soyeon Park

Impromptu Op. 90 No. 3 in G flat major Matei Varga

Soiree de Vienne, Op. 56 Concert Paraphrase on the Johann Strauss II operetta “Die Fledermaus” Alexander Beridze 3


Saturday, June 2nd, 6 PM

Saturday, June 9th, 6 PM

Opening Concert

Evening of Favorite Encores

Gaspart de la nuit

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)

Ondine Le Gibet Scarbo

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)

Alexander Beridze

György Ligeti

Matei Varga

Alborada del Gracioso from Miroirs No. 4 Mai Kagaya

Fanfares Etude No. 4, Book 1

Gabriel Faure

Papillon Op. 77 for Cello and Piano

(1845-1924)

(1923 - 2006)

Jacqueline Choi & Mai Kagaya

Frederic Chopin

Johann Sebastian Bach

Unaccompanied Suite No. 4 in E flat major for Cello

(1811 - 1849)

Giovanni Sollima

“Alone” for Cello solo

(1840 - 1893)

(1962)

“Grand pas de Deux” from ballet “Nutcracker” piano transcription by Mikhail Pletnev Alexander Beridze

Jacqueline Choi

Claude Debussy

L’isle Joyeuse (The Island of Pleasure) L. 106

(1685-1750)

Sarabande

Intermission Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Suite No. 2, for two pianos Op. 17 I. II. III. IV.

Introduction Valse Romance Tarantelle

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

(1862 - 1918)

(Alla marcia, in C major) (Presto, in G major) (Andantino, in A flat major) (Presto, in C minor)

Alexander Beridze & Mai Kagaya

Bela Bartok (1881 - 1945)

www.newyorkpianofestival.com nypf@newyorkpianofestival.com 917 454 8271 or 917 454 8245

New York Piano Festival 2012

Matei Varga

Mai Kagaya

Suite Op. 14 Sz. 62, BB 70 Matei Varga

Claude Debussy

Reflets dans l’eau (Reflections in the Water)

Mai Kagaya

(1862 - 1918)

from Images, Book I, L. 110 Soyeon Park

Dinu Lipatti

Sonatina for the Left Hand

(1917 - 1950) (1862 - 1918)

For Tickets $25 visit

Three Ecossaises Op. 72

Widmung (Dedication) Op. 25 No. 1

Liebertango for two Pianos Alexander Beridze & Mai Kagaya

Soyeon Park

Franz Liszt

(1811 - 1886)

Claude Debussy

2

Rondo in D major K. 485

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)

Alfred Grunfeld (1852 - 1924)

Matei Varga

Poisson d’or (Goldfish) from Images, Book II, L. 111 Soyeon Park

Impromptu Op. 90 No. 3 in G flat major Matei Varga

Soiree de Vienne, Op. 56 Concert Paraphrase on the Johann Strauss II operetta “Die Fledermaus” Alexander Beridze 3


The founder and artistic director of the New York Piano Festival, Mr. Beridze is a pianist with a vision and a mission. He maintains a busy schedule equally active as both a performer and a teacher. Mr. Beridze was the Gold Medalist of the 2009 World Piano Competition in Cincinnati,. In addition, he has won numerous other competitions in his native Republic of Georgia and in the U.S. Most notably, he was the receipient of Georgia's President's Grant both in 2001 and 2005 and the Vladimir Spivakov Award in 2003.

Saturday, June 16th, 6PM - Master Classes Selected students will be taught simultaneously by three teachers: Alexander Beridze, Matei Varga, and Soyeon Park

Saturday, June 23rd, 6PM - Students’ Gala Concert After a month of intensive work, students will present an exciting program for the closing concert of the New York Piano Festival 2012

KLAVIERHAUS

DEDICATED TO THE NOBLE SCIENCE OF SOUND 211 West 58th Street

Klavierhaus works with major cultural institutions and individual pianists seeking a responsive, expressive instrument for making soul-satisfying music. We tailor our refined workmanship to each situation to produce an instrument with clarity, color, stamina and dynamic range. At our showroom just around the corner from Carnegie Hall on the historic Piano Row at 211 West 58th Street in New York City, you will find only select instruments as chosen by us from sources worldwide.

Passion for music and scientific knowledge, great craftsmanship, a firm commitment to technological research and highly selected materials: these are the main elements required to produce a Fazioli piano. The aristocratic sound with a rich transparent tone is inspired by the Italian ideal of the “forte” and “piano” of Bartolomeo Cristofori, the piano’s inventor. 4

New York, NY 10019

We have built our reputation in the piano world as a powerhouse of rebuilding, to the highest possible standards, classic Steinway and Sons instruments from both New York and Hamburg. Klavierhaus will guide you to the piano best suited to your personality and design scheme, whether for performance, entertainment, or as an expression of your personal life style. If you are a serious pianist seeking the instrument that is your perfect partner, and especially if you appreciate beauty and authenticity in the piano as an art form, a trip to Klavierhaus is a must.

A group of highly qualified and committed technicians who work passionately each to create their works of art. The entire creation, from start to finished product takes approximately three years and 1000 hours of highly specialized hand-crafted work. An ever increasing number of internationally renowned pianists are choosing the Fazioli piano in concert halls, academies, conservatories, theatres and recording studios worldwide.

Alexander Beridze

In the United States, Mr. Beridze won the 2004 Jacob Flier International Piano Competition held in New-Paltz, New York. He has appeared with the Tbilisi State Symphony, the Republic of Georgia State Opera and Ballet Symphony, and the Hudson Valley Orchestra of New York. In addition to his musical studies, Mr. Beridze holds a Doctoral degree in Journalism from the Tbilisi State University. During the years of 1996-2006, he was a correspondent for weekly newspaper Kviris Palitra for which he wrote over 500 articles on music and interviewed many distinguished musicians including Mstislav Rostropovich, Genadi Rojdestvensky, Yuri Bashmett, and Maxim Vengerov.

As a soloist and chamber musician, Mai Kagaya has appeared before audiences of Stern auditorium, Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, and the Kaufman Center. In addition to these personal engagements, Ms. Kagaya performs concerts as a member of the New York Piano Duo, and performs frequently with Alexander Beridze in Aspen, CO, Palm Beach, FL, and NYC. In her native Japan, Ms. Kagaya had already established herself as a virtuoso performer with a sensitive touch and sophisticated artistry while still a teenager. In 2003, she won the Dorothy MacKenzie Award at the International Keyboard Institute & Festival. Ms. Kagaya was also awarded numerous prizes by the Piano Teachers' National Association Competition and the Japan Piano Teacher's Association Competition, which led to her triumphal Tsuda Hall debut in Tokyo in 2001. In 2004, Ms. Kagaya was selected to perform at the prestigious Hamarikyu-Asahi Hall in Tokyo. In 2006 she appeared as a soloist with the Kyushu Symphony Orchestra in Fukuoka City. Her performances were critically acclaimed and she was invited to study in the United States.

Mai Kagaya

5


The founder and artistic director of the New York Piano Festival, Mr. Beridze is a pianist with a vision and a mission. He maintains a busy schedule equally active as both a performer and a teacher. Mr. Beridze was the Gold Medalist of the 2009 World Piano Competition in Cincinnati,. In addition, he has won numerous other competitions in his native Republic of Georgia and in the U.S. Most notably, he was the receipient of Georgia's President's Grant both in 2001 and 2005 and the Vladimir Spivakov Award in 2003.

Saturday, June 16th, 6PM - Master Classes Selected students will be taught simultaneously by three teachers: Alexander Beridze, Matei Varga, and Soyeon Park

Saturday, June 23rd, 6PM - Students’ Gala Concert After a month of intensive work, students will present an exciting program for the closing concert of the New York Piano Festival 2012

KLAVIERHAUS

DEDICATED TO THE NOBLE SCIENCE OF SOUND 211 West 58th Street

Klavierhaus works with major cultural institutions and individual pianists seeking a responsive, expressive instrument for making soul-satisfying music. We tailor our refined workmanship to each situation to produce an instrument with clarity, color, stamina and dynamic range. At our showroom just around the corner from Carnegie Hall on the historic Piano Row at 211 West 58th Street in New York City, you will find only select instruments as chosen by us from sources worldwide.

Passion for music and scientific knowledge, great craftsmanship, a firm commitment to technological research and highly selected materials: these are the main elements required to produce a Fazioli piano. The aristocratic sound with a rich transparent tone is inspired by the Italian ideal of the “forte” and “piano” of Bartolomeo Cristofori, the piano’s inventor. 4

New York, NY 10019

We have built our reputation in the piano world as a powerhouse of rebuilding, to the highest possible standards, classic Steinway and Sons instruments from both New York and Hamburg. Klavierhaus will guide you to the piano best suited to your personality and design scheme, whether for performance, entertainment, or as an expression of your personal life style. If you are a serious pianist seeking the instrument that is your perfect partner, and especially if you appreciate beauty and authenticity in the piano as an art form, a trip to Klavierhaus is a must.

A group of highly qualified and committed technicians who work passionately each to create their works of art. The entire creation, from start to finished product takes approximately three years and 1000 hours of highly specialized hand-crafted work. An ever increasing number of internationally renowned pianists are choosing the Fazioli piano in concert halls, academies, conservatories, theatres and recording studios worldwide.

Alexander Beridze

In the United States, Mr. Beridze won the 2004 Jacob Flier International Piano Competition held in New-Paltz, New York. He has appeared with the Tbilisi State Symphony, the Republic of Georgia State Opera and Ballet Symphony, and the Hudson Valley Orchestra of New York. In addition to his musical studies, Mr. Beridze holds a Doctoral degree in Journalism from the Tbilisi State University. During the years of 1996-2006, he was a correspondent for weekly newspaper Kviris Palitra for which he wrote over 500 articles on music and interviewed many distinguished musicians including Mstislav Rostropovich, Genadi Rojdestvensky, Yuri Bashmett, and Maxim Vengerov.

As a soloist and chamber musician, Mai Kagaya has appeared before audiences of Stern auditorium, Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, and the Kaufman Center. In addition to these personal engagements, Ms. Kagaya performs concerts as a member of the New York Piano Duo, and performs frequently with Alexander Beridze in Aspen, CO, Palm Beach, FL, and NYC. In her native Japan, Ms. Kagaya had already established herself as a virtuoso performer with a sensitive touch and sophisticated artistry while still a teenager. In 2003, she won the Dorothy MacKenzie Award at the International Keyboard Institute & Festival. Ms. Kagaya was also awarded numerous prizes by the Piano Teachers' National Association Competition and the Japan Piano Teacher's Association Competition, which led to her triumphal Tsuda Hall debut in Tokyo in 2001. In 2004, Ms. Kagaya was selected to perform at the prestigious Hamarikyu-Asahi Hall in Tokyo. In 2006 she appeared as a soloist with the Kyushu Symphony Orchestra in Fukuoka City. Her performances were critically acclaimed and she was invited to study in the United States.

Mai Kagaya

5


Jacqueline Choi

Cellist Jacqueline Choi, the 1st place winner of the 2010 Edwin H. & Leigh W. Schadt String Competition, is an active soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician sought after in the United States and abroad. Having made her concerto debut at age 12 in Seoul, Korea, Ms. Choi was invited as a soloist by the Boston Symphony, Bucheon Philharmonic, Boston Landmarks, Allentown Symphony, and New England Conservatory’s Chamber Orchestras, and toured Brazil and Venezuela as a soloist with NEC's Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. Ms. Choi is a recipient of the prestigious Kumho Prodigy Concert Award. She won first place in numerous concerto competitions including those held by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Brockton Symphony, the New England Philharmonic, and the New England Conservatory, and was also a prizewinner of the 24th Irving M. Klein International String Competition.

Also a devoted chamber musician, Ms. Choi appeared in concert with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, performing with Itzhak Perlman, and toured major cities of Canada with the Kumho Virtuosi Trio. Also a member of the Kumho-Asiana Soloists, she performs in their chamber music series and international tours on a regular basis. Ms. Choi has participated in the International Program at Music@Menlo, Yellow Barn Music Festival, Banff Centre for the Arts, and the SchleswigHolstein Musikfestival, collaborating with Itzhak Perlman, John Adams, John Harbison, Donald Weilerstein, Stephen Coxe, and other such renowned artists. Jacqueline Choi is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. She completed her Master of Music degree at the Juilliard School and her Bachelor of Music degree at the New England Conservatory in Boston. Her teachers include Clive Greensmith, Timothy Eddy, and Paul Katz. Ms. Choi plays on a 1854 Giuseppe Rocca cello loaned to her by the Kumho-Asiana Arts Foundation. Pianist Matei Varga is established as one of the leading young artists of his native Romania. He has performed at major venues around the world, among them Carnegie Hall (New York), the Auditorium du Louvre and Salle Gaveau (Paris), Konzerthaus (Berlin), the Romanian Athenaeum and the Radio Hall (Bucharest), Royal Dramatic Theater (Stockholm) and Casals Hall (Tokyo).

Matei Varga graduated from the National University of Music in Bucharest, and received a Master of Music degree and a Professional Studies Diploma from New York's Mannes College of Music. He studied with Pavlina Dokovska, Sandu Sandrin, Ana Pitis, Ioana Minei and participated in Master Classes presented by Murray Perahia, Richard Goode and Raoul Sosa. Mr. Varga lives in New York City, where he is a teacher at the Lucy Moses Music School and the Project Manager of the Vendome Prize Piano Competition.

Korean-born American pianist Soyeon Park started her musical education at the age of four. Soon after arriving in the United States, Soyeon attended Manhattan School of Music’s Preparatory Division as a scholarship student, where she gave three showcase recitals and won two concerto competitions. As a young artist, she won many awards from various competitions and auditions including ARTS (Arts Recognition and Talent Search) by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, Heida Hermann International Competition, Wideman Piano Competition and the Corpus Christi International Competition. Soyeon was accepted to participate in Tivoliclassica Festival Internazionale di Musica Classica in Italy, Piano Texas and Banff Music Academy. Her highly acclaimed debut recital in Romania brought her back to Europe to perform in Sicily, Italy with an orchestra. She continues to perform as a soloist at concert halls throughout the United States and Europe. Soyeon has been privileged to participate in masterclasses with renowned pianists Alexander Kobrin, Armen Babakhanian, Robert McDonald, Ann Schein, Ian Hobson, Jerome Lowenthal, Min Kwon, Barry Snyder, Ivan Moravec, and Menahem Pressler. Soyeon’s recent performances include a recital which was broadcasted on Czech National Radio.

Soyeon Park

Mr. Varga is a prizewinner of numerous international competitions, including the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the Maria Canals Competition in Barcelona, the Porto International Piano Competition and the George Enescu Competition in Bucharest. International reviewers described his performances as “magical” (Süddeutsche Zeitung), “elegant” (The Hartford Courant), “masterful” (New York Concert Review), while Harry Rolnick of ConcertoNet called Mr. Varga a “fearless performer”. His recent CD released by Naxos and produced by multiple Grammy winner Max Wilcox, with piano music by George Enescu, was received enthusiastically by critics who wrote that “Varga makes a vivid impression” (Fanfare) and “tears into the sinew of this music with great bite and forcefulness” (American Record Guide) declaring the recording a “must” (Ritmo, Spain). During the

Matei Varga

6

2012-2013 season he will present recitals all over the world with the complete piano works of Dinu Lipatti. Mr. Varga has also participated in various prestigious music festivals, including the International Keyboard Festival in New York City, the Music Festival of the Hamptons, Festival de Sintra (Portugal); Festival dei Due Mondi (Spoleto, Italy), Young Euro Classics (Berlin), Festival Européen “Jeunes Talents” (Paris) and the “Hariclea Darclée” and “George Enescu” International Festivals in Romania. He has collaborated with such artists as soprano Mariana Nicolesco, flautist Carol Wincenc, pianist Ben Schoeman and conductors Otto-Werner Mueller, Edward Cumming, Eduard Zilberkant, Ludovic Bacs and Adrian Sunshine, among others. He appeared as a soloist with the “George Enescu” Philharmonic, the Hartford Symphony, the Romanian National Radio Orchestra, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Porto National Orchestra, and the Morocco Philharmonic.

Soyeon is a highly sought-after collaborative artist in New York City’s demanding classical music scene, frequently appearing at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and Steinway Hall. Her energetic and insightful interpretations of classical works have charmed and inspired audiences young and old. She received her Bachelor and Master Degrees of Music as a scholarship student from Manhanttan School of Music. Currently, Soyeon is working for Doctoral Degree in Musical Arts at Manhattan School of Music under tutelage of a renowned pianist and pedagogue, Zenon Fishbein.

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Jacqueline Choi

Cellist Jacqueline Choi, the 1st place winner of the 2010 Edwin H. & Leigh W. Schadt String Competition, is an active soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician sought after in the United States and abroad. Having made her concerto debut at age 12 in Seoul, Korea, Ms. Choi was invited as a soloist by the Boston Symphony, Bucheon Philharmonic, Boston Landmarks, Allentown Symphony, and New England Conservatory’s Chamber Orchestras, and toured Brazil and Venezuela as a soloist with NEC's Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. Ms. Choi is a recipient of the prestigious Kumho Prodigy Concert Award. She won first place in numerous concerto competitions including those held by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Brockton Symphony, the New England Philharmonic, and the New England Conservatory, and was also a prizewinner of the 24th Irving M. Klein International String Competition.

Also a devoted chamber musician, Ms. Choi appeared in concert with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, performing with Itzhak Perlman, and toured major cities of Canada with the Kumho Virtuosi Trio. Also a member of the Kumho-Asiana Soloists, she performs in their chamber music series and international tours on a regular basis. Ms. Choi has participated in the International Program at Music@Menlo, Yellow Barn Music Festival, Banff Centre for the Arts, and the SchleswigHolstein Musikfestival, collaborating with Itzhak Perlman, John Adams, John Harbison, Donald Weilerstein, Stephen Coxe, and other such renowned artists. Jacqueline Choi is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. She completed her Master of Music degree at the Juilliard School and her Bachelor of Music degree at the New England Conservatory in Boston. Her teachers include Clive Greensmith, Timothy Eddy, and Paul Katz. Ms. Choi plays on a 1854 Giuseppe Rocca cello loaned to her by the Kumho-Asiana Arts Foundation. Pianist Matei Varga is established as one of the leading young artists of his native Romania. He has performed at major venues around the world, among them Carnegie Hall (New York), the Auditorium du Louvre and Salle Gaveau (Paris), Konzerthaus (Berlin), the Romanian Athenaeum and the Radio Hall (Bucharest), Royal Dramatic Theater (Stockholm) and Casals Hall (Tokyo).

Matei Varga graduated from the National University of Music in Bucharest, and received a Master of Music degree and a Professional Studies Diploma from New York's Mannes College of Music. He studied with Pavlina Dokovska, Sandu Sandrin, Ana Pitis, Ioana Minei and participated in Master Classes presented by Murray Perahia, Richard Goode and Raoul Sosa. Mr. Varga lives in New York City, where he is a teacher at the Lucy Moses Music School and the Project Manager of the Vendome Prize Piano Competition.

Korean-born American pianist Soyeon Park started her musical education at the age of four. Soon after arriving in the United States, Soyeon attended Manhattan School of Music’s Preparatory Division as a scholarship student, where she gave three showcase recitals and won two concerto competitions. As a young artist, she won many awards from various competitions and auditions including ARTS (Arts Recognition and Talent Search) by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, Heida Hermann International Competition, Wideman Piano Competition and the Corpus Christi International Competition. Soyeon was accepted to participate in Tivoliclassica Festival Internazionale di Musica Classica in Italy, Piano Texas and Banff Music Academy. Her highly acclaimed debut recital in Romania brought her back to Europe to perform in Sicily, Italy with an orchestra. She continues to perform as a soloist at concert halls throughout the United States and Europe. Soyeon has been privileged to participate in masterclasses with renowned pianists Alexander Kobrin, Armen Babakhanian, Robert McDonald, Ann Schein, Ian Hobson, Jerome Lowenthal, Min Kwon, Barry Snyder, Ivan Moravec, and Menahem Pressler. Soyeon’s recent performances include a recital which was broadcasted on Czech National Radio.

Soyeon Park

Mr. Varga is a prizewinner of numerous international competitions, including the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the Maria Canals Competition in Barcelona, the Porto International Piano Competition and the George Enescu Competition in Bucharest. International reviewers described his performances as “magical” (Süddeutsche Zeitung), “elegant” (The Hartford Courant), “masterful” (New York Concert Review), while Harry Rolnick of ConcertoNet called Mr. Varga a “fearless performer”. His recent CD released by Naxos and produced by multiple Grammy winner Max Wilcox, with piano music by George Enescu, was received enthusiastically by critics who wrote that “Varga makes a vivid impression” (Fanfare) and “tears into the sinew of this music with great bite and forcefulness” (American Record Guide) declaring the recording a “must” (Ritmo, Spain). During the

Matei Varga

6

2012-2013 season he will present recitals all over the world with the complete piano works of Dinu Lipatti. Mr. Varga has also participated in various prestigious music festivals, including the International Keyboard Festival in New York City, the Music Festival of the Hamptons, Festival de Sintra (Portugal); Festival dei Due Mondi (Spoleto, Italy), Young Euro Classics (Berlin), Festival Européen “Jeunes Talents” (Paris) and the “Hariclea Darclée” and “George Enescu” International Festivals in Romania. He has collaborated with such artists as soprano Mariana Nicolesco, flautist Carol Wincenc, pianist Ben Schoeman and conductors Otto-Werner Mueller, Edward Cumming, Eduard Zilberkant, Ludovic Bacs and Adrian Sunshine, among others. He appeared as a soloist with the “George Enescu” Philharmonic, the Hartford Symphony, the Romanian National Radio Orchestra, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Porto National Orchestra, and the Morocco Philharmonic.

Soyeon is a highly sought-after collaborative artist in New York City’s demanding classical music scene, frequently appearing at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and Steinway Hall. Her energetic and insightful interpretations of classical works have charmed and inspired audiences young and old. She received her Bachelor and Master Degrees of Music as a scholarship student from Manhanttan School of Music. Currently, Soyeon is working for Doctoral Degree in Musical Arts at Manhattan School of Music under tutelage of a renowned pianist and pedagogue, Zenon Fishbein.

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New York Piano Festival Honorary Board Dale Coudert Edwina Sandys Richard Kaplan Barbara Hines Princess Diana Bagrationi Valery Kourtey Mikhail and Alla Barash Artistic Adviser Vladimir Feltsman Founder and Artistic Director Alexander Beridze Executive Director Mai Kagaya

KLAVIERHAUS GENERAL SPONSOR OF THE NEW YORK PIANO FESTIVAL

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