School of Music & Fine Arts

International Piano Festival

The 10th annual International Piano Festival at Palm Beach Atlantic University's West Palm Beach campus
will take place Februrary 21-26, 2016.

Performers from across the globe come to campus to participate in the International Certificate for Piano Artists (ICPA), which is designed for a limited number of high-level pianists who wish to perfect their art. Students attend ICPA master classes with famed professor Nelson Delle Vigne Fabbri
and others. These artists are featured in several performances during the week culminating in a performance of piano
concertos accompanied by orchestra. A complete schedule of master classes will be available in February.

The International Certificate for Piano Artists is the European equivalent to the highest preparation available for someone seeking to start an important solo career. An ICPA certificate tells professional agents, impresarios, and managers that this person is ready to perform in professional arenas.

Concerts will be given throughout the week demonstrating the masterful playing of these young artists. 

All concerts are in Helen K. Perrson Recital Hall unless stated otherwise (Vera Lea Rinker Hall, 326 Acacia Road, West Palm Beach)

2015 Concert Schedule:

  • February 21 - International Piano Festival Opening Concert
    5 p.m. Tickets: $15 general admission; $5 students with ID.
  • February 22 - International Piano Festival Concert II
    7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 general admission; $5 students with ID.
  • February 24 - International Piano Festival Concert
    7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 general admission; $5 students with ID.
  • February 26 - International Piano Festival Concerto Concert
    with PBA Symphony
    7:30 p.m. DeSantis Family Chapel, 300 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $25 general admission, $10 students with ID. Ask about group rates.

For tickets, please contact Ticket Central at (561) 903-2970.

Masterclasses (Februrary 22-26) will be during the day and are also open to the public; masterclass schedules will be posted daily in the lobby of Vera Lea Rinker Hall. Call (561) 803-2422 for a recorded message. Free; no tickets required.

To read more about last year's performance, click here or on the PBA 2015 International Piano Festival brochure.

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