13th Annual Festival

Dedicated to the artistic career advancement of exceptionally gifted young professional musicians and to the promotion of peace and understanding through music.

13th Annual iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates

July 12-25, 2010
Beverly Hills-Los Angeles
Eduard Schmieder, Music Director & Conductor

Among the programs of iPalpiti Artists International, its annual Festival of International Laureates in Los Angeles is emerging as one of the nation’s most significant music festivals and the subject of international accolades. The prestigious journal STRAD devoted extensive enthusiastic coverage to it, and the Los Angeles Times acclaimed the Festival’s “take-your-breath-away demonstrations of musicianship and technique.”

Featuring selected prize-winning young professional musicians from around the globe in the iPalpiti Orchestral Ensemble under the direction of Eduard Schmieder, the Festival encourages artists to find their “own voice,” performing as iPalpiti Soloists in solo and chamber ensemble concerts.

Tuesday, July 12 to July 19

Special private events TBA and Outreach programs.

Thursday, July 15 7:00PM

“Spring Symphony” – Film Screening
Hannon Theater, Mount St. Mary College 

Screening of a romantic drama about the love between self-destructive musical genius Robert Schumann and brilliant pianist Clara Weick.  Blending beautiful music with love and passion, director Peter Schamoni’s emotional, award-winning film explores the creative process and inspiration that produces great works of art.  In German with English subtitles.  Afterwards, there will be a dessert reception where Sonya Tuchman-Waldow, now an iPalpiti board member, will talk about her experience making the movie.

Friday, July 16 4:00PM

Hannon Theater, MSMC
Martin Chalifour, Principal Concertmaster, LA Philharmonic
Open to iPalpiti Patrons
Master class/conversation with iPalpiti

Saturday, July 17 4:30PM

Rolling Hills United Methodist Church
iPalpiti Soloists & Orchestra “Preview”

Open Rehearsal


Concert – Selections from the July 24th program and ensembles from programs shown below.

Sunday, July 18 5:00PM

Two Events

The home of Helena and Stanley Kröl-Kolodziey
Meet the Artists Gala


iPalpiti Soloists at Sundays Live! 
LACMA, Bing Theater Broadcast 88.5 KCSN-FM
Homage to Chopin:
Francisco Vila, cellist (Ecuador) and Luiza Borac, pianist (Romania)
Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante Op. 22
4 Etudes  (the Harp, the Revolutionary)
Cello Sonata in G Minor Op. 65   

Wednesday, July 21 7:00PM

iPalpiti Soloists
Greystone Mansion

Robert Schumann Fantasiestücke Op. 88: Romanze & Duet 
Luiza Borac, Vladimir Dyo, Yves Dharamraj
Robert Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat Major, Op. 47
Jennie Jung, Catharina Chen, Evgeny Gorobtsov, Kian Soltani
Myron Gould “Benny’s Gig” for bass & clarinet
Artem Chirkov, Tibi Cziger & virtuosi

Thursday, July 22 8:00PM

iPalpiti Soloists & Orchestra
Hannon Theater, Mount St. Mary College 

Beethoven: String Trio
Kaija Lukas, Alfiya Latypova, Adelya Shagidullina
Op. 11 for piano, clarinet & cello
Jennie Jung, Tibi Cziger, Julie Jung & soloists virtuosi

Saturday, July 24 6:00PM

Walt Disney Concert Hall/iPalpiti Orchestra/Eduard Schmieder, conductor 

W. A. Mozart Adagio and Fuge, KV 546
Frédéric Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11
Luiza Borac, soloist
Ronald  Royer (b.1970) In Memoriam Frédéric Chopin For Clarinet, Cello & String Orchestra 
(based on the Nocturne in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 1)
Tibi Cziger, Clarinet & Yves Dharamraj, Cello
Robert Schumann Cello Concerto
Julius Berger, soloist
Benjamin Britten Simple Symphony

Sunday July 25 6:00PM

iPalpiti Soloists at Sundays Live!
LACMA, Bing Theater Broadcast 88.5 KCSN-FM

Homage to Schumann: 
Fantasiestücke Op. 88 Romanze & Duet
Luiza Borac, Vladimir Dyo, Yves Dharamraj
Ahnung  (new discovery from Kinderszenen)  – US Premiere / Luiza Borac
Piano Quartet in E flat Major, Op. 47 – Andante cantabile
Conrad Chow/ Adelya Shagidullina /Kian Soltani/ Luiza Borac
Piano Quintet in E flat Major, Op. 44 1.
Peter Rainer/ Marie Radauer-Plank/ Adelya Shagidullina/ Julius Berger/ Luiza Borac


Critics Around the World Say:

“Exhilaration, thrills, and awe conquer audiences faced with the irrepressible virtuosity and musical achievement of emerging young performers. These are the stock in trade of Young Artists

– Los Angeles Times

“…iPalpiti sprang to life as a single, singing voice. It was the natural, “vocal” quality that stayed with me long
after the final notes of the concert were sounded…”

– Dallas Morning News

“…iPalpiti played with striking unity and spirit and had an infectious way of making music… All [artists] clearly
stimulated each other musically, showing mutual inspiration and respect.”

– The Strad Magazine, London

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