|Philippe ENTREMONT||Marina SCALAFIOTTI|
|Rosella CLINI||Sung-Won LEE|
|Stéphane LEMELIN||Caroline DUMAS|
|Carla GIUDICI||Robert ROUX|
|Nelson DELLE-VIGNE FABBRI||Francesco MONOPOLI|
|Yasuko MITSUI||Susan SHU-CHENG LIN|
Philippe Entremont is one of the world's leading pianists and a well-known conductor. He is particularly well known as a pianist for his performances in the early twentieth century repertory and music of the Classical era.
His father was a conductor, who when Philippe was a boy, was conductor at the Strasbourg Opera. Philippe's mother was a pianist, who gave him his first lessons. He studied with Marguerite Long, who was a favored interpreter of the music of Maurice Ravel. In 1944 he went to study at the Paris Conservatory with Jean Doyen. At the age of 12 Entremont won the Harriet Cohen Piano Medal. At the Paris Conservatory he won the first prizes in solfège when he was 12, in chamber music when he was 15, and in piano when he was 16. He made his professional debut in 1951 in Barcelona. He began touring in Europe.
Philippe Entremont made his American debut on January 5, 1953, with the National Orchestral Association, with Jacques Barzun conducting. He became particularly well-known for his performances and recordings of music by such composers as Milhaud, Stravinsky, Jolivet, and Leonard Bernstein.
He has appeared as a pianist on five continents in practically every major musical center and with the great orchestras for the world, and at many major summer festivals.
He also appears frequently in chamber music presentations, including appearances with flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal.
In 1967 Philippe Entremont also took up conducting. In 1976 he was appointed principal conductor and lifetime musical director of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.
Philippe Entremont and Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri
In 1980 he became music director of the New Orleans (Louisiana) Symphony Orchestra, remaining in that position until 1986. In 1985 he was appointed music director of the Denver (Colorado) Symphony Orchestra. From 1988 to 1990 he was conductor of the Orchestre des Concerts Colonnes in Paris, and in 1993 became principal conductor of the Chamber Orchestra of the Netherlands.
He also is active as a teacher, in addition to maintaining a very busy concert schedule.
He has been the president of the Ravel Academy in Paris and is director of the American Conservatory of Fontainebleau. His recordings have won the Grand Prix du Disque and the Netherlands Edison Award.
Philippe Entremont is the President of The International Certificate for Piano Artists.
The pianist Marina Scalafiotti was born in Settimo Torinese(Turin).
After brilliant studies at the "G.Verdi" Conservatory of Turin, she starts an international career of concert performer.
At the age of 16, she wins the Stresa International Competition for Contemporary Music. The following years, she will win 23 important piano contests.
Along her pianistic career she plays as soloist at the piano and harpsichord and in Musical Ensembles for chamber music with famous artists as Erwin Schiffer, Kati Sebestyen, Jacques Dupriez and Brigitte Autret.
She performed in the most prestigious concert halls of Italy, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Netherlands, Germany and the USA, with orchestras with directors as Ovidiu Balan, Gian Andrea Noseda, Piero Bellugi, Herbert Soudant and Pierangelo Gelmini.
After her first prize for the prestigious Treviso Piano Competition in 1992, Alexis Weissenberg encourages Marina Scalafiotti to go to Paris to perfect her art of interpretation with Nelson Fabbri Delle-Vigne Fabbri, a former pupil of Claudio Arrau.
Marina Scalafiotti & Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri
Later Marina Scalafiotti will become Nelson Delle-Vigne's assistant. She is member of the jury of several international contests of piano and of "The International Certificate for Piano Artists" presided by Philippe Entremont.
She is regularly invited to give of Master Classes in France, Italy, the USA and Belgium and also teaches at the Conservatory of Torino in Italy.
Marina Scalafiotti is a very appreciated interpreter among contemporary compositors, which regularly dedicate their compositions to her.
Her passion for contemporary music recently permitted her to win the "Spedidam" price 2002 at the International Competition for Contemporary Music of Orleans.
Born in Barletta, Italy, Francesco Monopoli studied with Hector Pell, Michele Marvulli, Sergio Perticaroli and Maria Curco Diamond.
Prize Winner of various national and international competitions, he's at the present professor of Piano at the State Conservatory ' N. Piccinni' of Bari, he's professor of Piano for the 1st and 2nd Level University Academic Courses, Director of the 2nd Level Piano Department and Director of the Master Degree Solo Course. Francesco Monopoli also gives master classes in Italy and abroad.
In addition, he performs internationally as piano soloist and performed more than 450 piano recitals in Italy, France, Germany, Taiwan, Japan, Russian, Spain, Albania, Romania and England. He played as soloist with many important Italian and foreign Orchestras chamber musician and has made several radio and CD recordings.
Francesco Monopoli is often on the jury of important international competitions.
He obtained the Premio Disfida di Barletta in 1993, the Premio Telethon Bnl in 1994 and the Premio "Teatri Aperti" in 1999.
"I like his way of thinking the Music"said about him the conductor Carlo Maria Giulini, after an his performance of Diabelli Variations of Beethoven.
The Italian virtuoso Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri was born in Argentina, where he was instructed by Magda Tagliaferro, Gyorgy Cziffra and Claudio Arrau.
In addition to his performing and recording career that took him to several continents, Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri is also a famed international piano pedagogue.
He is a professor of piano at the Ecole Normale "Alfred Cortot" in Paris, and has also been appointed professor extraordinaire at the Chapelle Musicale "Reine Elisabeth" in Belgium.
He gives frequent master classes in France, USA, Portugal, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Greece, South Korea, etc.
What did I play? Dio mio!
He also collaborated to the festivities of the European Union Day in Seoul, South Korea, by special invitation of the European amabassador.
Cultural and pedagogical broadening is an important goal of his duties as general director of the Bell'Arte Foundation.
Mr. Delle-Vigne Fabbri is also the artistic director of MUSIC-a Braine l'Alleud, the Paris International Summer Sessions and of the EMS Music Group, a record company and record studio.
Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri is the founder and artistic director of The International Certificate for Piano Artists, a pedagogical programme in collaboration with the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris "Alfred Cortot" and the University of Florida-School of Music. This programme is placed under the presidency of Philippe entremont. Jerome Lowenthal is its vice-president.
Nelson Delle-Vigne is the director of the present Summer course.
Carla Giudici with Philippe Entremont and John Blanch
Born in Cremona, Carla Giudici graduated very young from the "G. Verdi" Conservatory in Milan as a student of Carlo Vidusso. She continued her studies at the "Conservatoire de Musique" in Geneva under Nikita Magaloff, Louis Hiltbrand, and Ilonka Deckers.
Carla Giudici has been a member of the national Jury examinations in several Italian Music Conservatories and for the S. Cecilia Academy postgraduate studies. Carla Giudici has been invited every year to the Festival Pro Mundo Uno in Orvieto for the "Academia Respighi" as well as teaching annual courses for the Accademia Respighi in Rome and the professionals Courses for CEE. µ (European Courses of formation and improvement for professional pianist).
She is also a faculty member at the international Festival of classical music "Tivoli classica." Carla Giudici is regularly invited to present Master classes at the following International Courses: "Etruria" in Palazzo Altieri of Oriolo, at the Piano International courses of the "Opus Artis" of Bruxelles, at the Conservatory of Rotterdam, at the 12th "Festival International de Musica" in Torroella de Mongri and in Jerona (Spain), at the International Piano Festival of Venice, at the Union of Bulgarian Musicians of Sofia, in Jerona, at the School of Music "Pedro Carrero" in Barcellona (Spain), Griburgo: Center Fenix of music (Switzerland), the Beethoven Society in London and the summer courses at "Ecole Normale Alfred Cortot", Paris.
Carla Giudici has regularly been invited by the University of North Carolina' "School of the Arts" (USA) to hold master classes about the Piano Technique books that she has published; she was also invited by St. Paul University in Chicago, New York University, Manhattan School, Julliard School and United Nations "Dag Kammerskjold" Auditorium in New York, La Fayette University of New Orleans, Hartford University, Miami New World School of Arts, Honolulu University and in Paris and Bruxells for the "International Musical Record", etc. Morioka, Ichinoseki and Kamaici in June of 2001.
In 2002 Carla Giudici was one of the top four nominee in Italy for the best teacher prize "Tasto d'oro"(The golden key).
The City of Cremona has given her official recognition for her activities in Italy and abroad. In 1987 Carla Giudici received the "Adelaide Ristori" award in the Protomoteca at the Campidoglio, an award granted to women who have distinguished themselves in the artistic field. In 1888 she was appointed member of the "International Burckard Akademie" and in June 1992 in the "Salone del Cinquecento" of Palazzo Vecchio in Firenze, she was officially appointed Academica by the International Academy " Le Muse". In 2002, in Rome, Carla Giudici received the "Fiore di Roccia" award (for journalism and show-business), VIII edition. Since 2001 she is member of the Rotary Club Roma. In 2002, The President of Italy bestowed upon her the Order of Merit and the title of "Commendatore al Merito della Repubblica Italiana"
Susan SHU-CHENG LIN, was born into a family of artists.
She studied at the Graduate School of the Musashino University of Music where she majored in Piano Performance Pedagogy and Accompaniment.
In recent years, Prof. Shu-CHeng Lin, in addition to her teaching responsabilities in piano, has worked hard to improve the culture policy of the Taiwan Government, evoting herself to the training of musicians with great potential, expanding international cultural exchanges in the area of music.
Since 1985, she has served as an evaluator and judge for the Education Ministry and in 1995 took over coordinating activities for the work of junior members of the group.
In 1999, she becomes co-director of the National Music Section Evaluators and in addition, she invited to assume the role of judge at all national music competitions.
At the same time, she developed and expanded international culture exchange opportunities.
She is currently Professor/ Director of the Graduate Institute of Performing Arts at National Taiwan Normal University and an adjunct professor in the graduate program of the Music Department at Fu-Jen Catholic University.
Sung-Won LEE, was born in Daegu, Korea where her musical career started at the age of five. In 1979 when she was a student at Keimyung University she won the Dong-A contest, the most prestigious music contest in Korea and was engaged in a number of performances.
After joining the faculty of Keimyung University in 1985. she performed with Kosice Symphony, Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra, Sofia Chamber Orchestra, and Rorentian String Quartet.
Followed recitals at Carnegie Hall in New York and Chopin's birthplace; in addition she has performed numerous duo concerts in Korea and abroad, including Chicago, Oxford, St.Petersburg, Bombay, Brisbane, Finland, and Japan.
Born in Tokyo, Yasuko MITSUI studied piano and harpsichord at the Tokyo Musashino Music High School and the University of Music in Vienna.
Since her student days she has performed with the ensemble Bella Musica, appeared on TV and performed at music festivals.
She has collaborated with W. Holzmair, A. Schmid and O. Warla, and has a predilection for the music of J. S. Bach.
She has performed widely in concerts throughout Europe and Japan, and has released several recordings.
She participated in master classes in Vienna, Hannover and Briev. Yasuko Mitsui has been on the jury of international piano and harpsichord competitions. She is Professor at Iwate National and Elisabeth Universities.
Robert ROUX began his career at age 10 with a performance on the nationally televised Lawrence Welk Show.
Since that time, he has been a winner of several piano competitions in the United States, including the United States Information Agency's Artistic Ambassador Competition and the International Piano Recording Competition.
A Steinway Artist, Roux's performances include appearances at the White House, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., Merkin Concert Hall in New York, Stude Concert Hall in Houston on the Horowitz Steinway, St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music, and Villa Pignatelli in Naples.
He has toured as recitalist and concerto soloist in sixteen countries; Nuremberg Nachrichten, Germany's third largest daily newspaper, deemed him "...a smart interpreter of Viennese classicism whom we should bear in mind..." Clavier magazine, referring to a three-day American Liszt Society festival held in 2002, deemed Roux's performance of the Liszt Sonata "...the most stunning playing during the festival...for which the audience offered a well-deserved standing ovation."
Dr. Roux's students have been frequent prize winners and award recipients at the national and international level. He has been featured as a master teacher at the World Piano Pedagogy Conference, and also has taught on the faculty of the University of Southern California at Los Angeles, where he took over John Perry's class in 1995.
He has been Associate Director of the Prague International Piano Masterclasses since 1997, and has served on the faculty of the prestigious Van Cliburn Institute, the Moscow International Piano Masterclasses, the Paris International Piano Sessions, and the Association of German Music Schools.
His list of teachers and coaches include Lili Kraus, Adele Marcus, William Race, and Leonard Shure. He is listed in Who's Who in America and is also interviewed as one of the top teachers in Benjamin Saver's publication, The Most Wanted Piano Teachers in the USA.
A pianist with a broad and eclectic repertoire that ranges from the Classical period to the twentieth century and from art song literature to the Romantic concerto, Canadian pianist Stéphane Lemelin has received particular praise for his interpretations of Schubert, Schumann, Fauré and Ravel. He tours regularly in Canada and has given numerous performances in the United States, Europe and Asia.
A frequent participant in summer festivals including the Lanaudière International Festival, Parry Sound, Domaine Forget, Ottawa, and Vancouver Chamber Music Festivals, he has collaborated with artists such as Donna Brown, Boris Berman, James Campbell, Jacques Israelievitch, Peter Schreier, Marc Grauwels, Martin Ostertag, Wolfgang Meier, and the St Lawrence and Muir String Quartets.
He has appeared as soloist with most of Canada's major orchestras including the Montreal Symphony under Charles Dutoit. Recital engagements have included London's Wigmore Hall, the Phillips Collection in Washington, the Ladies Morning Musical Club in Montreal and the Vancouver Recital Society.
Since the fall of 2003, he is a member of Trio Hochelaga, with violinist Anne Robert and cellist Benoit Loiselle.
He is also the artistic director of the Prince Edward County Music Festival, a yearly chamber music festival.
Stéphane Lemelin has made several compact disk recordings as a soloist and chamber musician. Stéphane Lemelin was born in Mont-Joli, Quebec, in 1960.
After studying with Yvonne Hubert in Montreal, he worked with Karl-Ulrich Schnabel in New York, Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory, and Boris Berman and Claude Frank at Yale University where he received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree.
A laureate of the Casadesus International Competition in Cleveland, he is the recipient of several national and international awards, including grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Canada Council, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Austrian Government.
From 1990 to 2001, Mr. Lemelin taught at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada.
In 2001, he became Professor of Music at the University of Ottawa, where he is currently Chair of the Department of Music.
Rosella Clini is piano teacher at the Royal Conservatory of Mons, assisted by Thomas Paule.
Student of Jacques Genty, she graduates from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris "Alfred Cortot".
One can discover her regularly in recitals or with orchestra on the international scenes (Paris, Trieste, le Touquet, Mannheim, the US, ...).
Rosella Clini figures often in the jury panel of international competitions. With her husband, the american pianist Thomas Paule, she forms a piano duo. They often perform together.
Caroline Dumas studies at the National Conservatory of Nïmes and enters very young at the CNRS of Paris.
She will be the youngest awarded student with 3 First Prizes.
Student of Charles Panzera, she continues the tradition of the French vocal school.
Besides her personal career, she teaches vocal technic and interpretation at the ECNMP.
Hervé Legrand is a famed French composer. He not only composes for orchestra, chamber music ensembles, soloists or vocal music, but also for jazz compositions.
Hervé Legrand specialized in film music
As thus, he composed the music of several films,(Papillons de nuit, etc.)
The Paris International Summer Sessions 2007