Maestro Abbado will be sorely missed !

Maestro Abbado With great sorrow the music world mourns the passing of Maestro Claudio Abbado, widely admired not only for his extraordinary musicianship, but for his noble character; one of the great human beings, who will be sorely missed.  Here is a personal example of how deeply Maestro Abbado touched anyone who met him, from the young conductor Noam Zur:” In 2011, I visited the Lucerne Festival and was lucky enough, not only to...
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Noretta and John Leech: Standing fortissimo behind classical music and the artists of the Keyboard Charitable Trust

Photo: John Leech, Ilona Oltuski, Noretta Conci-Leech It all started in 1991, when John Leech wanted to surprise his beloved wife Noretta with a momentous 60th birthday present. The gift he chose was one that would make a real difference in the life of numerous gifted, young pianists.  The gift he chose was that together they would help ease the struggle many young pianists go through to receive the international recognition they deserve and...
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