15TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL KEYBOARD INSTITUTE AND FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY MANNES COLLEGE THE NEW SCHOOL FOR MUSIC

July 14-28, 2013 in New York
Jerome Rose, Founder and Director
Julie Kedersha, Festival Director

Rose
IKIF Founder Jerome Rose (Photo: John Landolfi)
NEW YORK, July 2, 2013- Mannes College The New School for Music will host the 15th annual International Keyboard Institute and Festival (IKIF), founded by Mannes alumnus and faculty member Jerome Rose. The IKIF, which runs from July 14 through July 28, includes two concert series:

The Prestige Series features accomplished young artists from around the world, all of whom are just beginning their international careers. Many are winners of major international awards, including Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Rubenstein, and the World Piano Competition.

The Masters Series features established guest artists, many of whom not only perform but also lead a master class for Mannes students, as well as Mannes faculty. Those giving recitals and master classes include Ilya Yakushev, Nikolai Demidenko, Yuan Sheng, Mykola Suk, Andrea Lucchesini, and Jeffrey Swann. International Keyboard Institute Founder/Director Jerome Rose will perform the Festival's opening concert on Sunday, July 14 at 8:30 p.m.

In addition, the International Keyboard Institute and Festival will feature special lecture/recitals:

Noam Sivan will present “The Art of Improvisation” (July 20 at 2 p.m.)

Jed Distler will lecture on “Composers at the Keyboard” (July 20 at 4 p.m.)

Jerome Rose will host a special event honoring David Dubal (July 21 at 3 p.m.)

Read on for a full schedule. For more full program information, evening events, and master classes, please visit: www.ikif.org, write info@ikif.org, or phone 212.580.0210 x4858.

Location for all International Keyboard Institute and Festival Concerts: Mannes Concert Hall, 150 West 85th Street, NYC
Admission: $20 per concert; $15 per master class; Daily Pass: $50 (classes plus two concerts); Festival Pass (two weeks - 27 events): $250; Week I, Festival Pass: $125 (12 concert events; 1 lecture); Week II, Festival Pass: $125 (12 concert events; 1 lecture; MacKenzie Award Competition semis and finals)
2013 International Keyboard Institute and Festival Performance Schedule

Sunday, July 14
Master Series Concert, 8:30 p.m.: Jerome Rose

Monday, July 15
Prestige Series Concert, 6:00 p.m.: Andrew Tyson
Masters Series Lecture, 8:30 p.m.: Ilya Yakushev

Tuesday, July 16
Prestige Series Concert, 6:00 p.m.: Dudana Mazmanishvili
Masters Series Concert, 8:30 p.m.: Nikolai Demidenko

Wednesday, July 17
Prestige Series Concert, 6:00 p.m.: Hélène Tysman
Masters Series Concert, 8:30 p.m.: Yuan Sheng

Thursday, July 18
Prestige Series Concert, 6:00 p.m.: Magdalena Baczewska
Masters Series Concert, 8:30 p.m.: Mykola Suk

Friday, July 19
Prestige Series Concert, 6:00 p.m.: Federico Colli
Masters Series Concert, 8:30 p.m.: Andres Lucchesini

Saturday, July 20
Festival Lecture/Recital, 2:00 p.m.: Noam Sivan, “The Art of Improvisation” (Free)
Festival Lecture, 4:00 p.m.: Jed Distler, “Composers at the Keyboard” (Free)
Masters Series Concert, 8:30 p.m.: Jeffrey Swann

Sunday, July 21
Festival Event, 3:00 p.m.: Honoring David Dubal, hosted by Jerome Rose (Free)
Faculty Concerts, 6p.m. and 8:30 p.m.: Asaf Blasberg, Gabriele Leporatti, Gesa Luecker, Quynh Nguyen, Alexander Braginsky, Emanuel Krasovsky, Victor Rosenbaum, José Ramos Santana, Boris Slutsky, Nina Lelchuk, Nina Tichman, Michael Oelbaum, Eduard Zilberkant

Monday, July 22
Prestige Series Concert, 6:00 p.m.: Momoko Mizutani
Masters Series Event, 8:30 p.m.: David Dubal

Tuesday, July 23
Prestige Series Concert, 6:00 p.m.: Stanislav Khristenko
Masters Series Concert, 8:30 p.m.: Steven Mayer

Wednesday, July 24
Prestige Series Concert, 6:00 p.m.: Seong-jin Cho
Masters Series Concert, 8:30 p.m.: Marc-André Hamelin

Thursday, July 25
Prestige Series Concert, 6:00 p.m.: Kotaro Fukuma
Masters Series Concert, 8:30 p.m.: Massimiliano Ferrati

Friday, July 26
Prestige Series Concert, 6:00 p.m.: Ilya Rashkovsky
Masters Series Concert, 8:30 p.m.: Alexander Kobrin

Saturday, July 27
IKIF Event, 11 a.m.: MacKenzie Semifinals
Masters Series Concert, 8:30 p.m.: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

Sunday, July 28
IKIF Event, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: MacKenzie Finals


Mannes College The New School for Music develops the next generation of classical musician/citizens by combining the music conservatory traditions with the cutting-edge advantage of being part of The New School, the nation's foremost progressive university. Founded in 1916, the Mannes formula for quality education has capitalized on its world-class faculty, location in the heart of the global arts capital, small class size, and a living tradition of rigor and depth that develops strong technique and great artistry. The Mannes ethos forms the basis of a vibrant community, whether you are a degree or diploma student in the College or Extension divisions, or a young person studying in Mannes Prep. In this second decade of the 21st century, when demands on artists are greater and more complex than ever, Mannes is committed to providing a wide range of exciting learning and knowledge building in partnership with its sister divisions of The New School, including one of the world's great design schools, Parsons The New School for Design; the liberal arts at Eugene Lang College; public policy, business, and civic engagement in The New School for Public Engagement; and cross disciplinary arts learning at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and The New School for Drama. For more information on Mannes and The New School visit www.newschool.edu/mannes.
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