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IBLA Foundation Winners

500th Anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's Legacy

May 6, 2019
6:00 pm

On the occasion of the IBLA Foundation Winners recital at Carnegie Hall on May 7: click here for more info.

The IBLA Grand Prize International Music Competition has become one of the world’s cultural treasures. Held each year in early Summer in the magnificent southeastern corner of Sicily, in the quietly beautiful and charming Baroque city of Ragusa-Ibla, this competition has proven to be a consistent and world-class showcase for musical talent of the highest order. The competition’s founder, Dr. Salvatore Moltisanti, himself a pianist, has created an atmosphere that encourages openness to any and all forms of music, allowing presentations of all musical styles as well as instruments (this has included several types of jazz ensembles, domra virtuosos, accordionists, folk singers and many others from outside the classical mainstream, as well as instrumental and vocal performers of standard and contemporary repertoire), and creating a place where the ideas of wonderfully talented people can be nurtured in a spirit of international respect.

Andreas Foivos Apostolou, Piano / Composer – GREECE
Angelica, Cirillo, soprano, MONACO
Tania diGiorgio, soprano, ITALY
Anchie Donn, Piano – TAIWAN / USA
Federico Ercoli, Piano – ITALY
Caterina Fiorentini, Piano / Accordion / Composer – ITALY
Alberto Firrincieli, Harpsichord – ITALY
Michael Hyokun Ha, Tenor – SOUTH KOREA
Chenxing Huang, Piano – CHINA
Corrado Neri, Piano / Composer – ITALY
Tamara Licheli, Piano – GEORGIA
Shinobu Otake, Clarinet – JAPAN
Eduardo Paredes Crespo, Violin – BOLIVIA / BRAZIL
Mariana Preda, Pan Flute – ROMANIA
Edoardo Riganti Fulginei, Piano – ITALY
Mingyuan Ruan, Accordion – CHINA
Alan Storeygard, Guitar / Composer – USA
Cody Tippet, Guitar / Composer – USA
Dongni Xie, Piano – CHINA / USA
Xiaoyi Xu, Piano – CHINA