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The launch of Legado was made possible by City Artist Corps.
Claudio Arrau AND HIS TEACHING LEGACY.
This research project is aiming to explore the life and work of artists who where formed, at different degree levels, under the teachings of Maestro Claudio Arrau.
A first part of the research, focused on Cuban pianist and pedagogue German Diez - a longtime Arrau's student and assistant in New York City - became the basis for the documentary Piano Lessons: The Life and Art of German Diez. The movie, directed and co-authored by Antongiulio Panizzi, has received the official endorsement of the American Liszt Society and was premiered at the ALS Annual Conference on October 15, 2021 at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
The film has also been part of the official selection of the Silicon Beach Film Festival 2021 and the 39th Turin Film Festival (not in competition).
The movie is now available on Tubi TV, XumoTV and Amazon Prime Video. More info here.
The research is now expanding to "map" the extent of the legacy of Maestro Arrau, with interviews to students and students of students. Among the interviewees pianists Garrick Ohlsson, Erika Nickrenz and Vanessa Perez; composers Joan Tower and Robert Lopez. The research will be published as a book by Cultural Bridge in 2024.
A project dedicated to the performing, recording, editing and commissioning of Latin classical music.
The project was the recipient of the City Artist Corps Grant in 2021 and launched in October 2021 with an event dedicated to piano works of Alfredo Diez Nieto.
Part of the work is an editorial project for the realization of the first American edition of selected instrumental, orchestral and ensemble work by Diez Nieto, reviewed and prepared together with co-editor Francisco Miranda. The scores will be printed and released by SOLA.
Legado's first commission is from composer Mariel Mayz for a piece for piano and violin written for pianist Francesca Khalifa and violinist Nune Melik. The pice will be part of Legado first album. which will be released in 2024.
A project dedicated to reflect and celebrate the strength, resilience, contribution of women in the Arts.
The project is a collaboration with award- winning photographer Manuel Rusca and aims to combine expressive portraits of diverse women-identifying artists with music, words and dance. More info here.
The exhibition will open in May 2024 in New York City, and will then travel in the country and abroad.
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