The Gümüşlük International Classical Music Festival

“When I think about Gümüşlük, I can’t stop smiling. The warmth and hospitality of its people, the sunshine, the sea and the spectacular concert venue make me want to come back again and again,” says renowned Russian-American pianist  Ilya Itin. photo – Aljazeera Itin is a prestigious guest artist and returning pedagogue at the Turkish music festival, and a personal friend of its propelling forces, the festival’s founders, Eren Levendoğlu and Gülsin Onay. Onay,...
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Das Internationale Miami Klavier Festival

  Musikfestspiele beruhen oft auf der Initiative eines energischen Gründungsmitgliedes oder einer Institution, deren Ziele sich im Charakter des Festivals offenbaren. Seit seinem Start am Miami Beach Lincoln Theater, seinem ersten Veranstaltungsort im Jahre 1998, ist das Internationale Miami Klavier Festival zunehmend in Schwung gekommen, indem andere Veranstaltungsörtlickeiten und Gefolge sich hinzugesellten und das Goldene Klavierzeitalter beschwörten. Die Mitbegründerin und künstlerische Leiterein Giselle Brodsky, ihrerseits eine ausgebildete Pianistin und Klavierlehrerin, rief die Stiftung “Förderer...
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Crafting The Well-Tempered Pianist: Teaching The Taubman Approach

The second article in this series about the Taubman Approach familiarized the reader with some of the many testimonials regarding the validity of Taubman’s work, its significant impact on pianists of all levels, and its ramifications for injured instrumentalists. We have heard from musicians who had questions answered they did not even know they had — yet were essential to their well-being at the instrument. I really appreciate the opportunity to reach out to a...
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Crafting the Well-Tempered-Pianist: The Taubman Approach / Testimonials

After introducing the first article in my series about the Taubman approach, I received very varied responses. They were not only sent to this site, but also to a friend’s Facebook pages, and to some general websites that attract musicians, where I had posted the link to my series as well. The reactions ran the whole gamut, ranging from interested to enthusiastic to doubtful and even hostile. At first glance, it may appear hard...
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