A concert featuring this years IBLA competition winners from around the world will be presented by Salvatore Moltisanti, one of the foremost Italian pianists of his generation, at New York Universitys Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, located at 24 W. 12th Street, on Monday, April 28, at 6 p.m. Sopranos, pianists, violinists, flutists, guitarists, and cimbalists will perform prior to their Carnegie Hall debut.
Music featured includes works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Pietro Floridia, Vincenzo Bellini, Verdi, Puccini, and Bartok.
The competition winners include: Katsiarina Anokhina, cimbalist, Russia; Elesin Fedor, cellist, Russia; Martina Filjak, pianist, Croatia; Cara Hesse, pianist, South Africa; Masako Iwamoto-Ruiter, soprano, Japan; Krzysztof Kaczka, flute, Poland; Elena Kawazu, violinist, USA; Alessio Quaresima, pianist, Italy; and Emrecan Yavuz, pianist, Turkey.
The IBLA Foundation in New York City organizes an annual music competition for pianists, singers, instrumentalists, and composers which takes place during the last week of June and the first week of July in Ragusa Ibla, Italy. For further information, visit www.ibla.org.