Oberlin-Como 2021 Piano Festival

Oberlin Como - 2021 Piano Festival

Oberlin Conservatory is pleased to present the first Oberlin-Como Virtual Piano Festival, broadcast July 13 through 17, 2021. Available below for on-demand viewing are exclusive interviews and master classes with festival faculty. 

Stanislav Ioudenitch, Oberlin-Como director, introduces the festival in this brief video.

Oberlin-Como Festival Faculty

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Yefim BronfmanStanislav IoudenitchWilliam Grant NaboréDang Thai SonRobert Spano

Festival Schedule 

Links to view each master class are below.

Day 1 – Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 7:00 PM EST

Yefim Bronfman – Piano Concerti of Beethoven and Brahms

Day 2 – Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 7:00 PM EST

Stanislav Ioudenitch – The Golden Age of Piano Virtuosity: Legacy of Lake Como

Day 3 – Thursday, July 15, 2021, 7:00 PM EST

William Grant Naboré – The Marvel of the Baroque on the Pianoforte

Day 4 – Friday, July 16, 2021, 7:00 PM EST

Dang Thai Son – Conversations with Chopin

Day 5 – Saturday, July 17, 2021, 7:00 PM EST

Robert Spano – Performing Piano Concerti: A Conductor's View

2021 Oberlin-Como Fellows

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Como Fellow - Xiaoyu Liu        Como Fellow - Leonardo Pierdomenico        Como Fellow - Anastasia Vorotnaya

Oberlin Conservatory Students

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Como student - JJ BuiComo student - Yangrui CaiComo student - Leo ChoiComo student - Daniela Jiménez OchoaComo student - Allison To

Started in 2016, the Oberlin-Como Piano Academy is an exclusive partnership with Italy's esteemed International Piano Academy Lake Como. Each year, up to three students, selected from applicants worldwide, begin a two-year program of study through Oberlin Conservatory. Called Oberlin-Como Fellows, these exemplary young musicians work with Oberlin faculty and internationally renowned master teachers throughout the year. 

This year saw the loss of three founding members of the International Piano Academy Lake Como: Leon Fleisher, Dmitri Bashkirov, and Fou Ts'ong.  The festival is dedicated to these legendary artists.