DECEMBER 2013 NEWSLETTER

What does Mark Twain have to do with Classical Music?

When I began putting together this newsletter, it was to be with musings inspired by Enrique
Fernandez's reflections on the viability of classical music. Then I realized that this is the last NEWSletter of the year, and I owe you a recap of the 2012/13 season.

Read more | December 5, 2013
 

SEPTEMBER 2013 NEWSLETTER

Do you know the one about the 5 pianos?

I don't either. (I made it up.) But I do know about the 5 or more competing tasks I try to juggle at any one time, despite my most earnest attempts at doing things sequentially. And I know that of the 5 things, only one ends up being done on time and right, the other 4 taking inordinately longer and piecemeal. Do you recognize this?

Read more | September 20, 2013
 

SUMMER 2013 NEWSLETTER

LOOKING BACK
Some of the highlights of this season:

16 artists from 7 countries competed in Miami with the closest scores ever in Dranoff history
Cash prizes of over $70,000 were awarded.

The top 3 teams have been invited to a seven Latin American countries for tours in 2014
These 3 teams will perform here at home during the 2013-2014 season

Read more | June 2013
 

CARLENE SAWYER TALKS ON WLRN 91.3 FM:
THE DRANOFF 2 PIANO COMPETITION INTERVIEW

ARTS BEATS'S CHARLES GREENFIELD INTERVIEWED CARLENE SAWYER, DRANOFF'S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ON WLRN. THE BROADCAST AIRED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 19TH AT 1 PM.

Read more | April 17, 2013
 

APRIL 2013 NEWSLETTER

"It is kind of fun to do the impossible"

Thank you, Walt Disney, for the reminder!

It is really the way to look at life - not to take obstacles as closed doors, but to look at them as a game to outwit. And to keep the mindset of a child for whom everything is a discovery.
We have…

Read more | Apr 11, 2013
 

TRAVEL TO MIAMI IN MAY FOR THE 12TH DRANOFF 2 PIANO COMPETITION

Semifinals
May 11 through May 14, 2013

Grand Finals
May 16, 2013

Read more | Apr 05, 2013
 

MARCH 2013 NEWSLETTER

No warhorses - what a relief!

Aglika Genova and Liuben Dimitrov not only avoided the battle worn two-piano literature, but they served up "a delightful preview of Dranoff Competition", the headline by Lawrence Budman's review of the Inaugural Concert on March 8 states. Read the full review below.

An evening of superb piano playing, beginning with the cleverly…

Read more | Mar 21, 2013
 

DUO ANTITHESIS SERVES UP INTIMATE CONCERT AT THE BETSY
- SOUTH BEACH

Read more | Mar 18, 2013
 
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