Featured Interview: JARROD RADNICH
I was introduced to the talent of Jarrod Radnich (MGBH) by one of my friends' children who came over to me and, with an intriguing excitement in his eyes, asked, "Would you like to see something cool?" He opened his laptop and showed me a video of Jarrod Radnich's arrangement performance of "The Pirates of the Caribbeans" theme.
And All That Jazz: Christian Tamburr
When it comes to the business of piano performance, Christian Tamburr (MGBH) seems to have it all figured out. A talented entrepreneur as well as a gifted musician, he has paved his road to success (not without divine providence, of course) by using his outstanding interpersonal skills and a solid business sense.
Generation Z: Jacob Velazquez
Jacob Velazquez (MGBH) from Miami, FL comes with a special and unique story. Around the same time his family discovered his talent, they also learned about his autism spectrum. Instead of feeding the Darkness, they chose to feed the Light. With many studies indicating that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) respond well to music, the family decided to use Jacob's diagnosis as an opportunity to inspire others.
PIANO ARCHITECTURE: THE FAZIOLI STORIES
With many piano manufacturers around the world, the Fazioli company keeps surprising us with not only with the high quality of sound, but also with its astonishing designs. With a story behind each piano design, Fazioli has become one of the world’s top piano manufacturers. Its sought after pianos found their place in many music halls, private homes, and have been seen in many movies.
The Circuit: Giselle Brodsky's Miami Piano Fest
In this issue we are introducing a new section that we named The Circuit, dedicated to piano festivals, competitions, and other events that discover and promote piano performers in the US as well as around the world. The first in this series is the Miami International Piano Festival (MIPF) celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Mrs. Giselle Brodsky (MGBH) - the Co-founder and Director of the festival shares her insights, experience, and aspirations.
Revisiting History: JANE STIRLING - CHOPIN'S MOST DEVOTED STUDENT
Jane Stirling's (OBM) name has long been associated with Chopin's (OBM) whenever discussions occur regarding his teaching and the final period of his life. In Western music history, she is known as an ardent supporter of her teacher, arguably the most popular classical music composer of today.
MEMBER PROFILE: Slawomir Dobrzanski
A versatile pianist with a broad repertoire, Sławomir Dobrzański frequently performs a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, South America, China, and throughout the United States.
Venues: Carnegie Hall
Since its opening night, blessed by performance of Peter Ilyich Chaikovsky, Carnegie Hall in Manhattan, New York has been one, if not the most, of the world's prestigious classical performance venues. Such pianists as Vladimir Horowitz, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Arthur Rubinstein played an important part in contributing to the grandeur of this place.
THE PIANO BRAIN: MUSIC, CHARACTER, AND MORAL DEVELOPMENT
In 2015, the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at Birmingham University called for character education to be embedded in the UK curriculum. The report linked strong character traits such as resilience and perseverance to higher educational achievement, employability, and social, emotional, and physical health. Character matters.

CREDITS

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Esther Basha
CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Monica Salucci
EDITOR
Tanya Levy
GRAPHIC DESIGN
John Bardham
Erika Molts
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS
Esther Basha
Alex Davydovich
Tanya Levy
Jacqueline Leung

CREDITS...CONTINUED

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS
Michael Refvem
Michael Griffin
PHOTOGRAPHER CREDITS
eff Goldberg/ESTO
Anne Lafae
Alena Berezina
Alfredo Correa
Roy Quesada
Fabio Furtado

SPECIAL THANKS
To Mrs. Giselle Brodsky for arranging
the interview with Jacob Velazquez.

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