26th Annual Festival

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

iPalpiti Festival 2023


After 25 seasons of local and international accolades, and, naming the festival “…one of the highlights — in some years, THE highlight — of the summer here,” iPalpiti festival transitions into biennial production.
It will allow the organization to focus on grants and awards to the artists, catalog and digitize massive historical recordings and materials, and also allow iPalpiti’s Maestro, Eduard Schmieder, to take on other summer engagements.

In this 26th summer season, we bring you the interim “mini-festival” featuring Trio Zadig from Paris in concerts and events in Beverly Hills and beyond from July 17-23. The Trio, with a blessing from the legendary founder of the Beaux Art Trio, Menahem Pressler, is poised to become THE TRIO of its generation.

Monday, July 17 12 PM

Rotary Club of Beverly Hills
The Beverly Hills Hotel
Members only


Wednesday, July 19

Greystone Mansion
Beverly Hills


Dinner on the Terrace | French Chef creations
Concert in the Mansion | Orpheus: HOMMAGE A SAINT-SAËNS

With the 2021 premiere of their new album ORPHEUS, The Zadig Trio marked the centenary of Camille Saint-Saëns’s death to admire two essential facets of his work: composition and transcription. Saint-Saëns’ arrangements of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Pièces de clavecin en concerts 1 and 5 and Franz Liszt’s Orpheus frame his own Trio for piano, violin, and cello in E minor op. 92.


F. Liszt – Orpheus, S.98 (arr. C. Saint-Saëns)

JP. Rameau – Pièces de clavecin en concerts, Premier concert (arr. C. Saint-Saëns)

La Coulicam. La Livri. Le Vézinet

JP. Rameau – Pièces de clavecin en concerts, Cinquième concert (arr. C. Saint-Saëns)

La Forqueray. La Cupis. La Marais

C. Saint-Saëns – Piano Trio n°2 in e minor, Op. 92

I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Allegretto
III. Andante con moto
IV. Grazioso, poco allegro
V. Allegro

“This program gives us the impression of traveling through time and space, between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries…It is a chance to discover or rediscover the compositional skills, sense of form and dialogue, thematic inventiveness, and rich harmonies of Saint-Saëns. True to its penchant for seldom-frequented repertory, Trio Zadig, imitating the Voltairean hero from whom it takes its name, continues its adventure in the world of chamber music.”

– Label Fuga Libera

Friday, July 21

Saban Theatre
8440 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills

The Shostakovich & Rachmaninoff program will be performed on July 23, 2pm at Rolling Hills.


Shostakovich – Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 8 in C minor

Rachmaninoff – Piano Trio élégiaque No. 2 Op. 9 in D minor

I. Moderato
II. Quasi variazione
III. Allegro risoluto

Saturday, July 22

Petite Ermitage
8822 Cynthia St
West Hollywood


Dinner and Performance.

Sunday, July 23

Rolling Hills UMC
26438 Crenshaw Blvd
Rolling Hills Estates

Meet the Artists


In-person and simultaneously livestreamed.



“From Love to Loss: A Musical Journey with Young Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff”

Presented in collaboration with Classical Crossroads’ “Second Sundays at Two” series.

Festival Sponsors


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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