|Pianist Matei Varga will perform in a new recital this summer in the frame of the Prestige Series of the 2009 International Keyboard Institute and Festival (IKIF), at Mannes College of Music.
The program includes:
CPE Bach - Keyboard Sonata in A major
Schubert - Impromptu op. 90, no. 3, in G flat major
Grieg - Sonata op. 7, in E minor
Enescu - Sonata no. 1, in F sharp minor
Concerts, Lectures and Masterclasses are planned as part of the 2009 Eleventh Season of the International Keyboard Institute & Festival, which will take place at Mannes College from July 19-August 2. Two concert series will take place this year: the Prestige Series, at 6:00 pm, featuring accomplished young artists from around the world, each just at the beginning of an international career, many of them recent winners of major international competitions; and the Masters Series, at 8:30 pm featuring Guest Artists and Faculty.
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. The Festival has grown from a base of 30 participants to well over 100 each season. Participants who attend the Festival for two weeks are eligible to compete for up to $10,000 in the Dorothy MacKenzie Artist Recognition Scholarship Awards.