The 2005 World Piano Teachers Associates Conference in New York, April 9 and 10 at The Piano Salon at Yamaha Artist Services – Global Sound

Global Sound – (PRWEB) April 7, 2005

Yamaha Artist Services, Inc. and The Ibla Foundation Present The 2005 World Piano Teachers Associates Conference in New York, April 9 and 10 at The Piano Salon at Yamaha Artist Services – International Performers and Speakers from Europe, Asia, and the Americas

Yamaha Artist Services, Inc. and The Ibla Foundation of New York will present the 2005 World Piano Teachers Associates Conference on Saturday, April 9 at 6 PM to 10 PM and Sunday, April 10 from 10 AM to 10 PM at the Piano Salon at Yamaha Artist Services, 689 Fifth Avenue at 54th Street in Manhattan.

The conference will present a remarkable series of concerts and seminars that will explore the vast and wonderful universe of piano music, from across the centuries and around the world. A distinguished array of internationally acclaimed performers and speakers will share their enthusiastic views about music and the art of performing in one of the most acoustically advanced and exciting halls in New York, the newly built Piano Salon at Yamaha Artist Services.

All of the April 9 and 10 events are free and open to the public. More about these events at For more information, contact The Ibla Foundation at 212-387-0111 or or Yamaha Artist Services at 212-339-9995.

Among the speakers scheduled to appear throughout the two days are such internationally renowned piano pedagogues and teachers as Guenter Reinhold from Karlsruhe, Germany, Anna Rutkowska-Schock of Wroclaw, Poland, Valentin Surif from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ivon Maria Pek Pien from Surabaya, Indonesia, Carla Giudici of Ragusa, Italy and Hermira Gjoni from Tirana, Albania.

Ibla Grand Prize-Winning performers who will perform on Sunday, April 10 include pianists Anna Rutkowska Schock (Poland), Chie Sato Roden (Japan), Jani Aarrevaara (Finland), Nathan Carterette (USA), Gennsly Ediansyah Syams (Indonesia), Atsuko Seta (Japan), Gesa Luecker, (Germany), Soyeon In (Korea), as well as duo-pianist teams Vincenzo and Francesco Destefano (Italy) and Helen Sim (USA) and Ning-Wu Du (China).

Since its establishment in April, 1987 in New York City, Yamaha Artist Services, Inc. (YASI) has gained widespread recognition for its professional service and devotion to the global performing arts community. YAS is dedicated to meeting the unique needs of artists, artists’ managers, performing arts organizations and educational institutions worldwide. Visit them online at

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, in the southeastern corner of Sicily. Winners are presented the following year in such venues as Carnegie Hall in New York, Tokyo Opera City Hall, Tchaikovsky Bolshoi Hall in Moscow as well as other prestigious venues in Canada, Europe, Russia and the USA.

The 2005 Competition will take place from June 28 to July 10 in the magnificent baroque quarters of Ragusa Ibla. Visit the Foundation online at

Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting

516-797-9166 or

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