The month of August was marked by a truly remarkable event in the history of World of Music and Arts: 1st International Piano Master-Class taught by piano virtuoso and Liszt Piano Competition prize winner professor of Jerusalem University Dr. Vadim Monastirsky.
During this 10 day piano camp World of Music and Arts‘ students received 3 private lessons, participated in 2 student recitals, Open Master-Class and Final Gala Concert. In addition to piano lessons and special events our students had opportunity for informal socializing at picnics and farewell dinner. Surrounded by an atmosphere of learning students were re-inspired for the next steps in their musical careers.
About our students:
Youngest piano student who participated at the Master-Class (Evan, age 9) is a student of Anna Vavilova (WMA Director). Evan has been studying piano for almost 2 years and currently completing Gr. 9 RCM in Piano. Evan successfully performed two very challenging pieces: Waltz in C Sharp Minor by Chopin and La Coucou by Dussek. Evan dreams to become a concert pianist and travel the world. He is asking his mom to buy him a grand piano, preferably European made. Evan is hoping for a Steinway Grand!
Richard (age 13) is already a seasoned performer! His recent victory includes 1st place award at Colorado International Piano competition last month. Richard is leaving Vancouver to study in Philadelphia with a wonderful American pianist Susan Starr. Richard is a student of Ellen Silverman and had taken piano lessons with World of Music and Arts’ Artistic Director Dr. Eugene Skovorodnikov. Richard performed one of Beethoven’s Sonatas and Chopin’s Nocturne in D Flat Major.
Lan (age 22) just graduated from University of British Columbia with B.Mus. in Piano Performance. She is planning on getting her M.Mus. at one of the leading Universities of North America this fall. Lan has been taking piano lessons with Dr. Eugene Skovorodnikov and performed Liszt “Paraphrases” and one of Beethoven’s Sonatas.
Helen (age 50) already an accomplished performer and always a student :). Helen takes piano lessons with Dr. Skovorodnikov to expand her repertoire and learn how to teach students better. Helen is a teacher, who always keeps learning new ways to inspire her students!
We are very pleased with the turnout of this event and are looking forward to the next year. We are working with our Italian colleagues to take this Master-class to Italy in Summer of 2016.