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The Miami International Piano Festival Present 19 Piano Recitals

The Miami International Piano Festival (MIPF) presents an unprecedented number of 19 piano recitals showcasing accomplished veterans and emerging young pianists during its 25th anniversary in 2023-2024.

After the spectacular opening Concerto Evening on October 22 in a unique format, featuring 3 great pianists with 3 different piano concertos under the leadership of Maestro Hobart Earle music director and Principal conductor of the Odessa Philharmonic. This performance will be followed by 18 piano recitals featuring some of the most compelling pianists in the world today.

Six world-class pianists at the Aventura Arts and Cultural Center, and six extraordinary artists making their debut at the Wolfsonian Museum in Miami Beach. Our international talent will captivate attending classical music lovers. Nothing can substitute for the experience of being there when one marvel appears after another.

The MIPFA is also presenting a series of seven consecutive recitals in January as part of the MIPFA Winter Program in Miami Beach, sponsored by the City of Miami Beach and the Cadet Hotel.


3385 NE 188th St. Aventura, FL

All concerts at 5:00 PM

November 19, 2023


Silver medal winner of the 2018 Van Cliburn Competition and Gold medal winner of the 2021 American Pianists Awards, Bronze Medal of the Tchaikovsky Competition.

FRANK/BAUER Prelude, fugue, et Variation, Op 18, MOZART Sonata in IN D Major, K 311, MEDTNER Fairy tales,

CHOPIN Polonaise Fantasie, Op. 61/ SCHUMANN Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17

January 7, 2024

CHELSEA GUO (USA) (Pianist and Opera Singer)

Luis Urbina (Piano)

"Chelsea Guo is a rare and impressive young artist in that her prodigious and affecting gifts are reflected equally in her captivating performances both as a pianist and singer.” Edna Landau


BRAHMS Variations on an Original Theme Op. 21 No. 1 /SCHUMANN Romances Op. 21

RACHMANINOFF Selections from Op. 3 Elegie, Melodya, Polichinelle


RACHMANINOFF Oh, do not sing, my beauty, Spring Waters, Lilacs, How Fair this Spot

BRAHMS Meine liebe ist grün, Wie Melodien SCHUMANN Frauenliebe und Leben

February 25, 2024


“This young artist’s potential is boundless.” Aristo Sham showed tremendous command and involvement, passion, and pianism” The New York Concert Review

HANDEL Suite in E major "The Harmonious Blacksmith", HWV 430/ SCHUMANN Three Fantasiestücke, Op. 111

BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 21 in C major "Waldstein", Op. 53 /VILLA – LOBOS Suíte Floral, W117 /

WANGHUA Jasmine Flower Fantasia (2003) / RAVEL Gaspard de la nuit

March 24, 2024


“Gekic rides the charismatic edge of genius” R. Dyer, Boston Globe

“He is something like a general who has learned all the rules in the book and is therefore free to ignore them in the time of war” James Roos, Miami Herald

MOZART Sonata A-major, KV 331/ BEETHOVEN Sonata F-minor, Op.57/CHOPIN Sonata B-minor, Op.58 PROKOFIEV: Sonata B-major, Op.83

April 28, 2024


Cano Smit is ablaze with creativity, He is an extraordinary musician, intensely personal in its conception. Walter Ponce, Pianist & author of "The Tyranny of Tradition in Piano Teaching"

BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111 /SCHUBERT Piano Sonata in A minor, D784

FAURE Improvisation in C sharp minor, Op.84 N.5/ DEBUSSY La Plus que Lente / FAURE Romance sans Paroles, Op.17 N.3 / GRANADOS Los Requiebros/ El Pelele from Goyescas

May 19, 2024


“Avery Gagliano is a distinctive young talent who has already graduated to the big league of

professional pianists while still a student at music college.” – International Piano magazine

BACH French Suite No. 4 in Eb/ BEETHOVEN Sonata in D Major, Op. 28/ PADEREWSKI Nocturne Op. 16, No. 4

SCHUMANN Humoresque, Op. 20

The crown jewel of the festival, the DISCOVERY SERIES, held at the Wolfsonian-Florida International University (FIU) museum in the heart of the Art Deco District in Miami Beach, will present three weekends introducing six new artists to our audience.


1001 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, FL


All concerts at 7:30 PM

January 27


Mason’s rock-solid technique and attention to detail are impressive. He brings real personality when he performs …” Larry Budmen, Florida Classical Review

BACH Overture in the French Style, BWV 831/ BRAHMS Study No. 5 (for left hand alone) after Bach's Chaconne, BWV 1016 / DENNIS KAM Prelude no. IV: Lovingly, tenderly, hauntingly/ TANIA LEON Tumbao/

JEAN-HENRI D’ANGLEVERT Passacaille d’Armide de M. de Lully/ BRAHMS 4 Klavierstücke, Op. 119”

January 28


“The Complete Artist” Ovcharenko embodies Honens’ ideal with his technical mastery, perseverance against adversity, and an understanding of musical text that is intellectual and emotional.”

BACH – BUSONI Chorale “Nun komm der Heiden heiland” /CHOPIN Heroic Polonaise” Op.53,

Nocturne in E-Minor Op. Posth, Scherzo No.2 in B-flat minor Op.31/ GINASTERA Piano Sonata No.1 in C-Major

D. SCARLATTI Piano Sonata in B-Minor K.87 /LISZT Sonata in B-minor

March 9


“… a stunningly original pianist with musical insight and maturity

comparable to colleagues twice his age.” Gramophone

CPE BACH Fantasy in C major, H. 284/SCHUMANN Arabeske, Op. 18, Kreisleriana, Op. 16

DEBUSSY Estampes/ CAMARGO GUARNIERI 4 Ponteios (n. 30, 40, 45 & 49)/ VILLALOBOS

Brazilian Cycle (excerpts): Impressões Seresteiras & Festa no Sertão

March 10


“He offers sonorities of a surprising diversity and complementarity, combined with

finesse and precision.” Bachtrack

BRAHMS 2 Rhapsodies Op.79/ SCHUMANN Symphonic Etudes 34/ SCHUMANN/LISZT Widmung, Fruhlingsnacht / LISZT Sonata in B minor S.17

April 13


Wouter Valvekens searches for structure in the piece and plays authentically without misplaced sentimentality. Konzerthaus Dortmund

MOMPOU Variations on a theme of Chopin / SZYMANOWSKI Masques, Op.34

CHOPIN Barcarolle, Op. 60/ SCHUMANN Fantasy 0p. 17

April 14


“….class, style, technical mastery, and solo prowess in his lyrical and also incisive version of Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto” (Beckmesser).

ALBENIZ Iberia Book 4 – X. Málaga, XI. Jerez / SCHUMANN Kreisleriana, Op. 16 / BACH–BUSONI Chorale Preludes – No. 3 in G minor, No. 4 in G Major, No. 5 in F minor BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111


SEVEN Extraordinary Piano Recitals

January 3 – January 9

Miami Beach Woman's Club

2401 Pine Tree Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140

All Recitals are at 7:00 PM

January 3


"Fury, demonically charged and technically staggering.” Harold Schonberg

January 4


“Extraordinarily inventive, a leading voice and one of the great wonders of modern pianism.”

Musical Life

January 5

Special Celebration


“Spectacular.…it was like he had placed the orchestra in the middle of a gigantic centrifuge and pushed start.” Copenhagen Post


“A musician of great authority.” Richard Goode

January 6


“Gekic rides the charismatic edge of genius” R. Dyer, Boston Globe

January 8


January 9


Mission of Patrons of Exceptional Artists

Exceptionally talented pianists devote their entire youth to the development of their skills, abiding by rigid and demanding schedules and focusing on achieving a successful career in music. During this arduous process, they find themselves lost without the support and understanding of a benefactor. That is where the mission and purpose of Patrons of Exceptional Artists comes in, an organization that for the last 25 years has exposed the talent of countless deserving pianists to the attention of the public, conductors, and agents. Many of our artists are now in the international circuit represented by top management.

In order to further its mission, in 1998, Patrons of Exceptional Artists branched out to create the Miami International Piano Festival, (MIPF), which resulted in highly popular and inspiring summer academies held at Nova Southern University in Florida. This summer, however, MIPF offered students exposure to the most accomplished international faculty in the beautiful region of Briosco, Italy, at Villa Medici Giulini, a historical building that houses an astonishing collection of keyboard instruments. We also expanded our outreach through an online state-of-the-art virtual platform that continues to evolve, creating an archive and visual library of these activities. The goal is to provide global exposure to our artists while allowing music lovers around the world the opportunity to enjoy our concerts, lectures, and masterclasses.

Giselle Brodsky, founder and artistic director of Patrons of Exceptional Artists, spends hundreds of hours listening to innumerable performances of hopeful entries to select the artists that will inspire our audience and students with their passion and commitment to the expression of music. The Miami International Piano Festival concerts are interactive experiences that engage our audiences and enhance their appreciation of music in its infinite prism of ideas and emotions.

Patrons Of Exceptional Artists is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization.

For more information, contact Giselle Brodsk, at or visit our website at

By ML Staff. Image courtesy of Unsplash


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