"simply the best and most perfect violinist that I have ever had the chance to hear." - Yehudi Menuhin on Vadim Repin
New York, New York (PRWEB) June 25, 2015
InterHarmony® International Music Festival is proud to introduce its new Outstanding Guest Artist series featuring the incomparable Vadim Repin. At IIMF's first session in Arcidosso, Italy, students will have the chance to participate in a master class with the man Yehudi Menuhin once called "simply the best and most perfect violinist that I have ever had the chance to hear." Repin first came to fame when he won the Gold medal for all age groups in the Wienawski Competition – at the age of eleven. Since then, he has performed all over the globe under the baton of such luminaries as Ashkenazy, Boulez, Dohnanyi, Levine, Mehta, and Thielemann. His many critically acclaimed albums include a recording of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov trios with Mischa Maisky and Lang Lang, which won an Echo Klassik in 2010. More Information.
Music Director and Cellist Misha Quint invited Repin to perform Bruch's romantic "Violin Concerto No.1 in g minor" with InterHarmony Festival Orchestra, conducted by Andrzej Grabiec, at the final concert of Session 1 on July 12, 2015 in Arcidosso's ancient Santuario della Madonna dell'Incoronata. This musical event promises not only an evening of enchantment for the audience, but a unique opportunity for students to perform on stage with one of the great living masters of the violin.
Outstanding Guest Artist Series brings students together with world famous performers.
Then, during InterHarmony's second session, Italian pianist Bruno Canino will join the IIMF in Arcidosso this summer during its second session to offer a once in a lifetime master class. InterHarmony® International Music Festival students will be invited to perform for and learn from this great artist. On July 18, 2015, Bruno Canino will join festival founder Misha Quint and violinist Andrzej Grabiec on the stage to perform Dvořák's great "Dumky" Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor on July 18. Bruno Canino at InterHarmony
Bruno Canino is a towering figure in contemporary music, and a living legend in the Italian classical music scene, performing with artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Mstislav Rostropovich, Lynn Harrell, Viktoria Mullova and Pierre Boulez. The list of composers who have dedicated works to him is a veritable who's who of 20th century music, including Luciano Berio, Mauricio Kagel, Wolfgang Rihm and Iannis Xenakis.
This summer, join InterHarmony® International Music Festival in welcoming its 3rd Guest Artist, Alfred Brendel.
Regularly cited as one of the instrument's greatest practitioners, Alfred Brendel enjoys a reputation unequalled among living pianists. Despite his improbable, largely self-taught beginnings in a non-musical family, he began concertizing at 17. After a breakthrough program of Beethoven brought him international recognition, he embarked on a recording and performance career which would reinvent the Austro-Hungarian tradition for modern audiences. His discography, one of the most extensive ever recorded by a pianist, includes the complete piano works of Beethoven and all of Mozart's piano concerti.
He has been recognized with honorary doctorates from Cambridge, Oxford and Yale, as well as the Lifetime Achievement Awards of Edison, MIDEM Classical Awards, the "Deutscher Schallplattenpreis" and "Gramophone Magazine", the recording industry's highest accolade. Since retiring from the stage in 2008, he has concentrated on lecturing, teaching and writing, and is the author of several books on music. Alfred Brendel at InterHarmony
Mr. Brendel will hold a lecture, on August 10, 2015, during Session 3 of InterHarmony International Music Festival in the Konzertsaal des Rathauses of Sulzbach-Rosenberg. Students will be invited to listen to the ideas, insights and advice of one of the most reflective and articulate musicians of our times.