Naples, Florida, October 11th, 2022—The Grand Piano Series announces the commencement of its all-new season with a flourish of excitement, as Beethoven Fest kicks off the series on Tuesday, October 25th at 3 PM at the St. Leo Auditorium in Bonita Springs.
Since 2016, the Grand Piano Series has presented exceptional concerts featuring artists of the highest caliber. The new season showcases a variety of concert offerings and features world-renowned artists, such as Barry Douglas, legendary Irish pianist and Gold Medalist of the fabled Tchaikovsky Competition. Recognizing the extreme hardship many are currently suffering, FREE CONCERT TICKETS are available to anyone in our area who would like to attend any of The Beethoven Fest concerts from October 25 to 28. To claim your free tickets or to purchase tickets for other concerts, visit https://www.grandpiannoseries.org/buy-tickets
The current season opens with a multi-day tribute to the beautiful sonatas of Ludwig von Beethoven, and continues with a variety of musical styles. Though piano music is routinely featured, chamber music, voice, and even historical period instruments will be featured in some concerts. Upcoming concerts extend well beyond routine including enchanting Hispanic melodies in Spanish Rhapsody, featuring opera star Santiago Ballerini, Grand Piano Series Founder/Artistic Director Milana Strezeva, Janice Carissa, a Gilmore Young Artist and winner of Salon de Virtuos, and renowned cellist Laura Metcalf in this picturesque celebration of Spain and its cultural heritage. Tabea Debus & Adam Cockerham use period instruments to explore how tunes and dances made their way into many aspects of music-making in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe. The season closes with another multi-day event. ChamberFest, a four-day event in April, showcases pieces Schumann and Schubert, Bach, Mozart, Turina, Ravel and many more, performed by world-renowned artists, including Francisco Fullana, Fabio Bidini and the Balourdet Quartet.
The opening Beethoven festival will complete a project featuring all Beethoven sonatas in chronological order that originally began in 2019. The first concert will recap prior performances by featuring three legendary Beethoven sonatas representing the diversity of his genius, including the existential drama of the “Pathetique”, watercolor poetry of the “Moonlight”, and force of Nature of “Waldstein”. These pieces and other Beethoven Fest concerts will be performed by Dominic Cheli, Paul Williamson and Rodolfo Leone. Dominic Cheli’s playing has been described as “spontaneous yet perfect, the best of how a young person can play,” by Symphony Magazine. Named one of CBC Music’s “30 under 30” Canadian classical musicians, Paul Williamson is a first prize winner of the piano category of the Canadian national music festival and others. A 2017 International Beethoven Piano Competition winner, Italian-born Leone, has been recognized as one of the most brilliant and insightful pianists of his generation.
The Grand Piano Series (www.grandpianoseries.org) was founded by Raniero Tazzi of the Studio Art Concert Agency and Juilliard trained pianist and chamber musician, Milana Strezeva. Strezeva has had the honor of playing over 700 concerts across the U.S., Europe, Australia and South Africa. With a mission to showcase some of the most influential talents of the world’s most talented artists, Strezeva and Tazzi invite you to embark on this journey of musical excellence that awaits in this upcoming season.
Strezeva speaks about newest season of the Grand Piano Series and what to expect for the future of the series.
“The series commences with some of the most invigorating pieces in music, and we’re excited to embrace another season of excellence here in Southwest Florida. We have more events than ever before with so many talented artists. We are looking forward to welcoming even more top performers in the years to come,” she explains.
For tickets to the 2022-2023 Grand Piano Series season, please visit https://www.grandpianoseries.org/buy-tickets.
About The Grand Piano Series
Grand Piano Series was founded in the spring of 2016 by classical pianist and chamber musician Milana Strezeva, photographer, pianist, and artist manager, Raniero Tazzi. This organization’s passion and mission are to preserve great music literature featuring artists of the highest caliber. Inspiring people of all ages to discover the richness and beauty of classical music through performance, study, and uncompromising excellence of outstanding musical experiences is at the core of our organization.
To learn more about The Grand Piano Series, please call (469) 333-3231 or visit www.grandpianoseries.org for more information.