INTERNATIONAL KEYBOARD INSTITUTE & FESTIVAL
With the Participation of YAMAHA & Yamaha Artist Services New York
HUNTER COLLEGE (CUNY), NEW YORK CITY
Concerts, Lectures and Masterclasses are planned as part of the 2017 Nineteenth Season of the International Keyboard Institute & Festival, which will take place at Hunter College from . Fourteen concerts featuring Guest Artists and Faculty will take place at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College each evening at 8:00 pm. Daily featured Masterclasses and weekend special events will take place in Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College. In addition, IKIF will present pre-concert lectures and interviews from The Kaye Playhouse during the Festival each night starting at .
This year the Guest Artist Faculty includes distinguished pianists Vladimir Feltsman, Alon Goldstein, and Alexander Kobrin, for selected masterclasses and recitals. Founder/Director Jerome Rose will perform the opening concert. Making Festival concert debuts are Vladimir Feltsman, Nikita Mndoyants, and Jie Chen. Hunter College Faculty members returning this year to IKIF are: Geoffrey Burleson (Director of Piano Studies at Hunter College) for a solo recital, and Quynh Nguyen as a Faculty Artist. Returning to give a recital and selected masterclasses are Ilya Yakushev, Magdalena Baczewska, Jeffrey Swann, Steven Mayer, Massimiliano Ferrati, and Dmitry Rachmanov. Throughout the series, David Dubal and other guests will present Pre-Concert Program Notes each evening at in the Kaye.
Free Lectures and events in Lang Recital Hall will be held mid-festival afternoon during the Festival. Topics will include a lecture by David Dubal: “Louis Moreau Gottschalk & The History of the American Pianist”. Concerts by young artists Ivan Gusev and Vladimir Rumyantsev will also take place.
This year the IKIF Artists Recognition Scholarship Awards Competition will be made possible by a donation from JMW Consultants, Inc. The competition Finals will be held on the last Sunday of the Festival in Lang Recital Hall from and from 2 – 4pm. The Semi Finals will be held on the last Saturday of the Festival at . In addition to a scholarship award, the First Prize winner of the competition will be offered a concert on the IKIF 2018 Masters Series, in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of IKIF.
Highlights of the two-week Festival include:
· Opening Concert: Founder/Director Jerome Rose performing Beethoven, Schumann and Liszt
· Recitals in the Kaye: Ilya Yakushev, Nikita Mndoyants, Magdalena Baczewska, Alon Goldstein,
Jeffrey Swann, Steven Mayer, Vladimir Feltsman, Geoffrey Burleson, Jie Chen, Massimiliano Ferrati,
Dmitry Rachmanov, and Alexander Kobrin.
World Premiere: by Steven Mayer (7/22): Gottschalk: Symphony No. 1 "La Nuit des Tropiques"
(transc. for solo piano by S. Mayer)
· Pre-Concert Program Notes by David Dubal & friends in the Kaye Playhouse
· Free concerts and events in Lang Recital Hall:
David Dubal on "Louis Moreau Gottschalk & The History of the American Pianist"
Concerts by Ivan Gusev and Vladimir Rumyantsev
· IKIF Artist Recogntion Scholarship Awards Competition sponsored by JMW Consultants, Inc.
Semi Finals () and Finals () of the Competition
Faculty Artists who will teach and perform include Akira Eguchi, Yuri Kim, Emanuel Krasovsky, Nina Lelchuk, Quynh Nguyen, Michael Oelbaum, Victor Rosenbaum, José Ramos Santana, Nina Tichman , Matei Varga, and Eduard Zilberkant.
Since 1999 the Festival has attracted students from around the world who have the opportunity to attend the Festival to study with Faculty Artists, participate in masterclasses, and attend concerts and lectures given by some of the world’s best-known pianists and scholars. Participants who attend the Festival for two weeks are eligible to compete for $10,000 in the IKIF Artist Recognition Scholarship Awards made possible by a donation from JMW Consultants, Inc. This year IKIF, in addition to distributing scholarship awards, will grant to the First Prize winner of the competition a performance on the IKIF 2018 Masters Series in celebration of our 20th Anniversary. IKIF will also award to the First Prize winner a concert opportunity at the Accademia Europea Villa Bossi (Italy) and a recording for the Sheva Collection label.
Over 165 video clips of past Festival events are posted on YouTube, and IKIF has a Facebook page. See: www.ikif.org
For a Schedule of Concerts, Lectures, and featured Masterclasses, please see our website at: www.ikif.org. All Festival events are held at Hunter College. Single concert tickets and concert passes can be purchased through The Kaye Playhouse Box Office at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues) either in person, by phone at 212-772-4448, or online www.hunter.cuny.edu/
Single concert tickets: $20 *** Festival Concert Pass: $200 (includes 14 events 7/16 -30).
Week I Concert Pass: $100 (includes 7 concert events 7/16 - 7/22).
Week II Concert Pass: $100 (includes 7 concert events, 7/23 - 30).
Concert Passes are not valid for Masterclasses. Special Discounts will be available for Hunter College students.
Additional Student and Senior Discounts will be available at the box office.
Closest Subway is 68th Street stop of No. 6. Closest buses are Lexington M101, 102, 103 or crosstown M66.
Kaye Playhouse entrance: East 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues.
Box Office Hours: – Mon – Fri. or one hour before event
Lang Recital Hall entrance: East 69th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues (4th floor)
Hunter College mailing address: 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065
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