Yamaha Artist Services, Inc. and The Ibla Foundation Present The 2005
World Piano Teachers Associates Conference in New York, April 9 and 10
at The Piano Salon at Yamaha Artist Services - International Performers
and Speakers from Europe, Asia, and the Americas
Yamaha Artist Services, Inc. and The Ibla Foundation of New York will
present the 2005 World Piano Teachers Associates Conference on Saturday,
April 9 at 6 PM to 10 PM and Sunday, April 10 from 10 AM to 10 PM at the
Piano Salon at Yamaha Artist Services, 689 Fifth Avenue at 54th Street
The conference will present a remarkable series of concerts and seminars
that will explore the vast and wonderful universe of piano music, from
across the centuries and around the world. A distinguished array of
internationally acclaimed performers and speakers will share their
enthusiastic views about music and the art of performing in one of the
most acoustically advanced and exciting halls in New York, the newly
built Piano Salon at Yamaha Artist Services.
All of the April 9 and 10 events are free and open to the public. More
about these events at http://www.ibla.org/. For more information, contact
The Ibla Foundation at 212-387-0111 or [log in to unmask] or Yamaha Artist
Services at 212-339-9995.
Among the speakers scheduled to appear throughout the two days are
such internationally renowned piano pedagogues and teachers as Guenter
Reinhold from Karlsruhe, Germany, Anna Rutkowska-Schock of Wroclaw,
Poland, Valentin Surif from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ivon Maria Pek Pien
from Surabaya, Indonesia, Carla Giudici of Ragusa, Italy and Hermira
Gjoni from Tirana, Albania.
Internationally noted Gershwin authority and lecturer Dr. Alicia Zizzo
will present "The Recently Reconstructed Solo Classical Piano Music of
George Gershwin" on Saturday, April 9 at 9 PM with pianist Alia Alhan
Ibla Grand Prize-Winning performers who will perform on Sunday, April
10 include pianists Anna Rutkowska Schock (Poland), Chie Sato Roden
(Japan), Jani Aarrevaara (Finland), Nathan Carterette (USA), Gennsly
Ediansyah Syams (Indonesia), Atsuko Seta (Japan), Gesa Luecker, (Germany),
Soyeon In (Korea), as well as duo-pianist teams Vincenzo and Francesco
Destefano (Italy) and Helen Sim (USA) and Ning-Wu Du (China).
Since its establishment in April, 1987 in New York City, Yamaha Artist
Services, Inc. (YASI) has gained widespread recognition for its
professional service and devotion to the global performing arts community.
YAS is dedicated to meeting the unique needs of artists, artists' managers,
performing arts organizations and educational institutions worldwide.
Visit them online at http://www.YamahaArtistServices.com.
The Ibla Foundation in New York City organizes an annual music competition
for pianists, singers, instrumentalists and composers which takes place
during the last week of June and the first week of July in Ragusa Ibla,
in the southeastern corner of Sicily. Winners are presented the following
year in such venues as Carnegie Hall in New York, Tokyo Opera City Hall,
Tchaikovsky Bolshoi Hall in Moscow as well as other prestigious venues
in Canada, Europe, Russia and the USA.
The 2005 Competition will take place from June 28 to July 10 in the
magnificent baroque quarters of Ragusa Ibla. Visit the Foundation online
Jeffrey James Arts Consulting