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E’ uscito il primo CD di Nadezda Pisareva:
nadezda pisareva plays schumann

Nadezda Pisareva

SCHUMANN, Robert (1810-1856)
Klaviersonate fis-moll Op.11
1. Introduzzione. Un poco Adagio – Allegro vivace
2. Aria
3. Scherzo E Intermezzo. Allegrissimo – Plu Allegro – Tempo I – Intermezzo Lento alla burla ma pomposo – Tempo I.
4. Finale. Allegro un poco maestoso
Scherzo, Gigue, Romanze und Fugette, Op. 32
5. Scherzo. Sehr markiert
6. Gigue. Sehr schnell
7. Romanze. Sehr rasch und Bravour
8. Fugette. Leise
Drei Fantasiestücke Op. 111
9. Sehr rash, mit leidenschaftlichem Vortrag
10. Ziemlich langsam – Etwas bewegter – Erstes Tempo


L’ 8 dicembre 2015 Samson Tsoy ha vinto il 1° premio delIX Concurso International de piano de Campillos” (Malaga)

Samson premio

We are happy to announce that we just won second Prize at the Liszt-Garrison Competition Baltimore 2015, Maryland, USA. We also received the “Best Interpretation Award” for a composition by Franz Liszt and “Best Interpretation Award” for a composition by an American Composer. Furthermore we are invited for concerts in the US.
Ensemble Color (Florian Streich, Sarah Hiller )

3ensemble Color

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La perfomance del violinista William Wei con Vladimir Shan Hsin Chang al pianoforte nella Fantasia sulla Carmen
di F. Waxman ha ottenuto uno strepitoso successo. Le visualizzazioni su You Tube al 24 Giugno 2016 sono 2952.

William Wei

Una nuova pianista: Nadezda Pisareva

L. van Beethoven: Sonata in do maggiore Op. 53 “Waldstein”


Nadezda Pisareva (2)

Hyoung-Joon Jo (violoncello) e Soohyun Park (violino) si sono sposati il 10 Giugno.

Si sono sposati col rito religioso a Vienna il 27 Giugno 2015


The Abel Quartet with Hyoung Joon Jo take Second Prize at the International Lyon Chamber Competition for Chamber Music! Vote for them to win the Audience Prize here:



Giovedì 26 marzo alle ore 20.30 Salle Cortot – 78 rue Cardinet, 75017 Parigi

Recital di Ingmar Lazar

Au programme : œuvres de Schubert (Sonate no. 20 D. 959), Ravel (Miroirs) et Prokofiev (Sonate no. 4 op. 29)

Our heartiest congratulations to Hyoung Joon Jo and the Abel Quartet for winning first prize at the 6th International Haydn Chamber Music Competition in Wien! We are most delighted!

Samson Tsoy l’8 febbraio 2015 presso la “SOCIETA’ UMANITARIA” ,via S.Barnaba,48 Milano,alle h.17,terrà un concerto.Saranno eseguiti brani di SCARLATTI, Debussy, Mussorgsky


at WIGMORE HALL, 20 February 2015 – 7:30 pm


Maria Joao Pires, piano ; Pavel Kolesnikov, piano;

Schubert and Beethoven

The website is back up and running, with one substantial new addition for the new year.Ther’s a podcast All Ears. You can find it right here:…/all-ears-with-everet…/id955331757

Il sito web è tornato e sta funzionando con una sostanziale aggiunta : il podcast All Ears. Puoi trovarlo digitando:…/all-ears-with-everet…/id955331757


Abel Quartet with our Hyoung Joon Jo wins Second Prize at the August Everding Competition! Please See here:…/2…/august-everding-2014/




Mainzer Virtuosi release second CD December 17, 2014 with the 8 Seasons from Vivaldi and Piazzolla. Agnes Langer receives ZIRP Stipendium from Villa Musica.

Agnes Langer is one of 4 young musicians who was selected for the ZIRP Scholarship. More details here.

“intimacy of ensemble…handled sensitively and with mature reciprocity” Gramophone review of the first Mainzer Virtuosi CD.

Wenwen Du on tour with Ian Bostridge throughout North America 2015.

Pianist Wenwen Du from Vancouver and former student of Prof. Lee Kum Sing and Ian Bostridge will embark on a North American tour of many cities including Berkeley, Vancouver, Morrow, etc. spring of 2015.

Brice Mbigna winner of “Premio Pugnani”

Congratulations to Brice Mbigna who just won the 1st Prize at “Premio Pugnani” plus Special Prize “Rassegna Giovanile Baja” and scholarship!

Forthcoming alumni performances

Hyoung Joon Jo will perform at this year’s Beethovenfest Bonn October 3rd and 4th. Tian-Yu Zhou performs in China and Japan October and November.Agnes Langer, Pavel Kolesnikov and the Mainzer Virtuosi perform at Cadogan Hall and Houghton Hall October 16 and 19, 2013. We wish all much success!

Mainzer Virtuosi CD released

The Mainzer Virtuosi release their first CD on Sheva Collection. Look for it on amazon, Nimbus or at!

Andrejs Osokins wins Baroque Prize

Andrejs Osokins wins the Baroque Prize at the 2013 Cleveland International Piano Competition.

Everett Hopfner wins E. Gre Competition

Everett Hopfner, a welcome longtime participant of the Casalmaggiore Festival, has just captured the top prize at the 2013 E. Gre Competition for New Music in Canada!Along with a cash prize, Everett will have the opportunity to tour across Canada later this year.

Elzbieta Stawarska wins at Concurso Internazionale “Musica Insieme” in Venice

Elzbieta Stawarska, a regular alumni at Casalmaggiore Festival, has just won both the solo and chamber music categories at the the Concurso Internazionale “Musica Insieme” in Venice, Italy. Congratulations, Ela for your wonderful accomplishment!

Pavel Kolesnikov wins Esther Honens International Competition

Pavel Kolesnikov is the 2012 winner of the Esther Honens International Competition in Calgary. Pavel, a regular and long-time favourite of the Casalmaggiore International Festival, captures the top prize at this year’s Honens International Piano Competition which includes a $100,000 CAD cash prize as well as an artist career development package valued at $500,000 CAD. Watch Pavel’s solo performances here and his final concerto round here

Samson Tsoy takes second prize at the 23rd International Haverhill Sinfonia Competition!

Samson Tsoy was just declared winner of the second prize, and highest ranked pianist at this year’s International Haverhill Sinfonia Competition in England. He was awarded two other special prizes as well. We are proud of his accomplishments.

Andrejs Osokins wins fourth prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition!

Andrejs Osokins has taken the Anita Woolman Fourth Prize at the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition. We congratulate Andrejs on his wonderful achievement and wish him all future success.

Pianist Samson Tsoy is one of this year’s laureates of the Santander International Piano Competition in Spain.

Samson was one of six selected by a renowned international panel of jurists to compete in the Finals of the prestigious competition. We congratulate him on his wonderful achievement!

Pavel Kolesnikov in semi-finals of the Esther Honens International Piano Competition

We are also proud to announce that Pavel Kolesnikov was one of 10 pianists chosen to compete in the semi-finals of the Esther Honens International Piano Competition in Calgary, Canada. He made his highly lauded London debut at St. Johns Smiths Square in a program of the Brahms entire works for violin and piano with violinist Agnes Langer on July 19th of this year.

Andrejs Osokins takes Third Prize at the 2012 Dublin International Piano Competition

Pianist Andrejs Osokins was recipient of the third prize at the 2012 Dublin International Piano Competition. We wish him continued success in his future endeavours.

Igor Tsinman is the new Associate Concertmaster of the Philharmonisches Orchester Giessen.

Violinist Igor Tsinman has just been named the Associate Concertmaster of the Giessen Orchestra under the baton of Michael Hofstetter. Congratulations to Igor!