15th Annual Festival

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

15th Annual iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates

Thursday, July 12 – Sunday, July 29
Eduard Schmieder, Music Director & Conductor

“… Eduard Schmieder, the founder of the admirable iPalpiti, believes that music remains a functional universal language… Schmieder is an authoritative conductor. A tall and serious Russian of the old school, he goes in for intense expression and dug-in string sonorities…” – Los Angeles Times, Mark Swed, Chief Music Critic (2010)

July 12 – July 15

iPalpiti Soloists in Encinitas
Daily concerts:

Thur, Fri, Sat 7:30pm
Sunday 2:00pm

Encinitas Library

Tuesday, July 17 12:00PM

iPalpiti Soloists

UCLA / Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater
Kodaly Sonata Solo Cello/ Ysaye LeLondres String Trio/Beethoven Serenade in D Major, op 25
Ann, Dyo, Radauer-Plank, Chen – violins/ de Almeida, Shagidullina-violas/Shaw, Soltani – celli, Khoury – flute

Thursday, July 19 12:00PM

iPalpiti Soloists

UCLA/Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater
Bruckner Adagio from String Quintet in F Major
Dyo, Dossumova -violins/ Shagidullina, Kauffman  – violas/ Shaw -cello
Beethoven Quintet Opus 4
Bruckner String Qunitet Op. Posth. – Intermezzo
Chow, Chepizhnaya -violins/Shagidullina,Kauffman -violas/Draiblate, cello

Friday, July 20 8:30PM

iPalpiti orchestra/Eduard Schmieder, conductor

Temple of the Arts at the Saban Theatre
J.S. Bach Overture in b, BWV1067
Maron Anis Khoury – Flute soloist
Sharon Farber ONLY A BOOK Variations New Commissioned Work WORLD PREMIERE

Saturday, July 21 7:30PM

iPalpiti Orchestra & Soloists

Rolling Hills United Methodist Church 
Selections from Festival programs

Sunday, July 22 6:00PM

iPalpiti Soloists at Sundays Live!

LACMA, Bing Theater
Kuhlau Flute Quintet N 2 in E major, op. 51
Maron Anis Khoury – flute/ Radauer-Plank -violin/ Victor de Almeida, Bogdan Banu -violas/ Kian Soltani – cello
Peteris Vasks (b.1946) Quartet for Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano (2001)
Catharina Chen -violin/ Victor de Almeida -viola/ Kian Soltani -cello/ Svetlana Smolina -piano
Michael Tzeitlin (b. 1950) “Everyday Life & Midnight Chimes” Intermezzo & Ten Waltzes, Op 11
Catharina Chen -violin/ Kian Soltani -cello/ Svetlana Smolina -piano

Wednesday, July 25 7:00PM

iPalpiti orchestra/Eduard Schmieder

Greystone Mansion
The concert will be held at the inner courtyard of the Greystone Mansion. Program TBA from the podium.

Thursday, July 26 7:00PM

Meet the Artists Gala

Private Home atop Sunset Strip 

Saturday, July 28 8:00PM

iPalpiti Orchestra/Eduard Schmieder, conductor
Festival Grand Finale

Walt Disney Concert Hall
Handel/Lerman Passacaglia
Bach/Stokowski Prelude from Partita in E major
Kreisler Devil Trills Sonata on a theme by Tartini (arr. by Riccardo Zandonai)
Saint-Saëns Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso
Pavel Šporcl, violin soloist
Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht Op. 4
Hindemith MINIMAX “Repertorium für Militärmusik”

Sunday July 29 6:00PM

iPalpiti Soloists at Sundays Live!

LACMA, Bing Theater 
Bach Chaconne from Partita for violin solo no.2 in d
Ysaÿe Sonate no.4 for violin solo
Dvorák Sonatina for Violin and Piano B. 183 (Op. 100) & Mazurek in e, op 49
Pavel Šporcl, Violinist
Svetlana Smolina, pianist


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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