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. ICPA students attend lessons, open to the public, with famed professor Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri and other master teachers. These artists are featured in several performances during the week culminating in a performance of piano concertos accompanied by orchestra.
The PBA International Piano Festival begins on Saturday evening with a masterclass for local advanced piano students, given by PBA piano professor Joseph Kingma, to showcase the brilliant talent that is being developed right here in Southeast Florida. The festival continues on Sunday afternoon with a concert celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, featuring some of his most famous sonatas alongside rarely heard gems. Monday evening will feature some of the most beloved piano music of the Romantic Era played by young artists alongside our excelling PBA piano students. Wednesday, the final concert in PBA's Helen K. Persson Recital Hall, will feature ICPA Young Artists in collaboration on multiple pianos. The PBA International Piano Festival culminates on Friday night at the Rinker Playhouse, located in the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, with the PBA Symphony, Maestro Lloyd Mims, and ICPA young artists performing concerti by Mozart, Liszt, and Beethoven. You won't want to miss these wonderful programs!