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SUNY New Paltz Announces PianoSummer at New Paltz International Institute and Festival July 10 - August 4, 2000

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NEW PALTZ, NY -- PianoSummer at New Paltz, an international summer piano institute and festival offers a unique combination of intensive piano studies, public performances of the piano repertoire by distinguished artists, and opportunities for the discovery of emerging young talent. Held July 10 - August 4 at SUNY New Paltz, the four-week program brings together advanced students from around the world and an outstanding international artist faculty in an intensive and intimate atmosphere. The Institute and Festival were founded by Artistic Director Vladimir Feltsman, the renowned pianist who has been an ardent advocate of early musical training in this country, and who holds a Distinguished Chair at the State University of New York.

The PianoSummer at New Paltz Festival engenders a special atmosphere of creativity and discovery. Wonderful concerts performed by musicians at the top of their form, a close proximity between audience and artist, and the youthful vitality of students in the PianoSummer Institute, allow music lovers the opportunity to revel in creative programming constructed around a favorite instrument.

At these concerts you will hear pianists with widely differing approaches to the same instrument: musicians trained in Russia, Korea and America whose dedication to artistry is matched by their dedication to teaching. During its four-week season, PianoSummer at New Paltz is intensely busy with concerts, recitals, master classes, and an international piano competition. You may attend any or all of these events. Whether it is a free recital by one of the Institute's gifted piano students, or an orchestral concert conducted by Maestro Feltsman, we invite you to join us on the campus of SUNY New Paltz for this unparalleled music experience.

For a complete festival brochure, please call 914-257-3860 or visit us on the web at Tickets are available by calling the Box Office at 914-257-3904.