The Key Biscayne Piano Festival was founded with the intention of bringing piano players of the highest caliber to please a passionate piano audience, in addition, to educate and involve young and enthusiastic fans of music.
All the artists presented in the series are superior artists, they have a message to transmit through their musical performances; The public had the opportunity to be in contact with them, enter into dialogue and interview them after each concert. Their personal stories were a model and inspiration for the young audience.
Amarylli Fridegotto, concert performer and teacher and artistic director of the Festival, decided to put her students in contact with international concert pianists so that her students can be inspired by them.
She began a partnership and friendship with Giselle Brodsky, founder and artistic director of the Miami International Piano Festival, an institution among the most respected in the world in the presentation of classical piano concert artists in its seasons for more than 20 years.
Giannina Minervine, Gabriel Pascual were the first to help. In the end there were 18 Board members around: Mark Chiappara, Diana Coppola of Dominicis, Belen Cristino, Patricia Woodson Weinman, Alejandra Yarur, Nichole Aldrich, Patrícia Cabrera, Frank Caplan, Irma Faus, Erika Garcia-Miro, Francine Misch-Dietsh, Veronica Mosse, Maria Xaviera Ordas, Sylvia Westphal, and Ana Wolfington.
At the same time, Amarylli asked for financial support to the parents of her students, from the businesses of the island, and from the initial idea of starting the Festival with 3 concerts, 8 concerts was achieved in the first season 2018/2019.
Next season in collaboration with the MIPF is scheduled to include Pietro de Maria, Opera and Piano with Micah McLaurin and soprano Eglise Gutierrez, Jorge Luis Prats, Misha Dacic, Ilya Itin, Kemal Gekic, and Andrew Tyson.
We sincerely hope that all were delighted with this series and that you found it enriching, captivating and unforgettable.
---Key Biscayne Piano Festival