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Peter and Mady Soave

Founder & Artistic Director

Peter Soave

www.petersoave.com

Recognized worldwide as the foremost master of the bandoneon and concert accordion, Peter Soave has established himself as the leading soloist of his generation. The hallmark of his performances is his unique combination of commanding stage presence and the excitement of his vibrant virtuosity. He now presents Peter Soave Music Academy, and is proud to offer a rich musical experience that will plunge his guests into the depths of musical artistry, culture, and friendship.

Co-Founder & Administrator

Mady Soave

www.madysoave.com

Mady Soave is an accomplished accordion player, scholar and music teacher, traveling around the world to share her musical knowledge and passion for the accordion. Eager to harmonize nature and music, she is a founding member of Peter Soave Music Academy, along with her husband Peter. They offer master classes, intense week-ends, workshops and concerts. She is your onsite liaison and administrator of PSMA and will be happy to assist you during your stay.

Special Guest PSMA 2017

Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton

www.scotthamiltonsax.com

Scott Hamilton is the premier “mainstream” saxophonist of today. Born in Providence (Rhode Island, USA) the largely self taught musician tried out several instruments before settling on tenor saxophone in his teens. In the fourth decade of a jazz career in which he has always made a subtle art sound easy, Hamilton still caresses old standards with the same urbane ecstasy he always has. Renowned for his interpretation of standards, his warm tenor phrasing and unerring sense of swing have a way of making every tune he plays uniquely his own. Come to Scott’s concert on Saturday, July 29, 2017 (9pm) in Sauris, alongside with Eddie Monteiro.

Ralf Bethke (Germany) has been with us from the beginning. He is a passionate accordion technician, player, and teacher. Often referred to as "Doktor Ralf", he can do wonders on your instrument! He will be available for all MIDI consultations, questions, requests & inquiries as well as programming, including: basics of MIDI, tools, sound(s) create your own MP3 files...and much more. Ralf is also an expert on Sibelius software and ForScore app.

Damir Bužleta

Damir Bužleta

Damir Bužleta (Pula, Croatia) graduated from the Faculty of Pedagogy in Pula with a degree in music culture. He was a teacher at the Okud Istra Academy and conductor of the “Stanko Mihovilić” Accordion Orchestra for over 20 years, winning first prize in national and international competitions. In 1992 he founded the “International Summer School” in Pula, which brings together world pedagogues and concert artists. Bužleta is conductor of the “Matko Brajša-Rašan” mixed Choir since 1995. As composer, his works are performed in numerous national and international festivals.

Nicolas Couvet

Nicolas Couvet

Nicolas Couvet (France), is a physiotherapist in Haguenau, Alsace. After starting his career in a rehabilitation center in Germany, he transferred to France and continues to train regularly in the various fields of his profession. He began learning music in 2004, then quickly turned to the accordion. He regularly performs throughout Alsace with the orchestra of the Haguenau Accordion Academy as well as his own accordion trio, "Triolet". Thru his profession and his passion, he offers his expertise to avoid any injury or pain due to the practice of the instrument.

Dr. Duilio Dobrin

Dr. Duilio Dobrin

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Dr. Duilio Dobrin (Texas, USA), born in Buenos Aires, is a pianist, conductor, educator, composer, and arranger. He is deeply committed to the training of young performing artists and future music educators. Dobrin had the privilege of studying under Leonard Bernstein at Tanglewood, Sergiu Celibidache in Munich, and Otto Werner-Mueller at Yale, where he received a Certificate of Post-Doctoral Studies. He holds Doctor of Arts and Master of Music degrees from Ball State University, institution from which he received the Outstanding Alumnus Award. Dobrin graduated first in his class from the National Conservatory of Music in Argentina, earning a Gold Medal baccalaureate.

Lev Lavrov

Lev Lavrov

Lev Lavrov (Voronezh, Russia), born in 1991, is a graduate of the Gnessin Academy Of Music in Moscow where he studied with Viacheslav Semionov. Winner of many international prizes, most notably 1st prize Coupe Mondiale 2015 in Finland, he currently teaches at Gnessin College. Lev Lavrov represents a new level of accordion virtuosity. PSMA is pleased to present Lev Lavrov in his Italian debut.

Eddie Monteiro

Eddie Monteiro

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Eddie Monteiro (New Jersey, USA), of Portuguese descent, is one of the most unique jazz accordionists of all time. He has over 30 years of musical performances in classical, jazz, dance, theater, cabaret and choral ensembles. Eddie serves currently as the Music Teacher, Choral Director, Vocal and Instrumental Music Director for the Ann Street Elementary School. Eddie joined the Roland team in the spring of 2008 as a V-Accordion Product Specialist. His harmonic skills are mind boggling and his talent is colossal.

Massimo Pividori

Massimo Pividori

Massimo Pividori (Tarcento, Italy) studied accordion with Flocco Fiori, and Adolfo Del Cont. He graduated at the Conservatory of Music in the Accordion Bachelor Degree program as well as piano and harmony under the tutelage of Maria Puxeddu. He has won several national and international awards and is now artistic director of "Gruppo Fisarmonicisti Tarcento" and the "Flocco Fiori" Ensemble.

Marco Quarantotto

Marco Quarantotto

Marco Quarantotto (Italy) was born in Trieste in 1992. He has studied several musical instruments including flute, guitar, violin, piano, and eventually settled with the accordion. His primary teachers have been Maurizio Marchesic and Corrado Rojac. In 2008, he was accepted at the Trieste Conservatory of Music in the Accordion Bachelor Degree program. Meanwhile, he also entered the Mechanical Engineering department at the University of Trieste, from which he graduated in 2014. Marco has attended PSMA since 2008 and returns this year as rehearsal coach/instructor.

In his own words: "At PSMA, I had the opportunity of perfecting my musical skills being in contact with some of the greatest performers in the accordion world."

Prof. Viatcheslav Semionov

Viatcheslav Semionov Interview

Viatcheslav Semionov (Russia), a renowned composer, concert artist & pedagogue, is a pillar of the concert accordion world. In 1995, Semionov was awarded the title of "Artist Of The People Of Russia" by President Boris Yeltsin. Professor at the Gnessin Institute of Music in Moscow, his students have won numerous gold medals in the most prestigious international competitions. Many of his compositions for accordion, namely Don Rhapsody, are becoming standard repertoire. Slava is an accordion ball of fire who brings great flavor and color.

Sincere gratitude to the Pigini factory for sponsoring Mr. Semionov's travel.

Mary Tokarski (Connecticut, USA) is an outstanding artist and dynamic educator. Her performances are bombastic and her dedication to the accordion is tremendous. Long time member of the "K" Trio, Mary is current President of the American Accordionists' Association (AAA). For over 20 years Mary served as Director of Music Education at Tokarski Music Center, where she taught piano and accordion, conducted the choral & ensemble programs, supervised the pre-school programs, and served as a Music Educator in the North Haven Department of Education's Early Childhood Development Program at Green Acres Elementary School.

 

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