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Nelson Delle Vigne Fabbri

Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri



The Italian pianist Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri was instructed by Magda Tagliaferro, Claudio Arrau and Gyorgy Cziffra.

In addition to his performing and recording career that took him to several continents, Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri is also a famed international piano pedagogue. He made his  pedagocical career at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris "Alfred Cortot", and was also appointed professor extraordinaire at the Chapelle Musicale "Reine Elisabeth" in Belgium.

Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri gives frequent master classes in France, USA, Canada, Portugal, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Greece, Russia, China, South Korea, Taiwan, etc. He also collaborated to the festivities of the European Union Day in Seoul, South Korea, by special invitation of the European ambassador. Cultural and pedagogical broadening is an important goal of his duties as general director of the Bell'Arte Foundation.

Delle-Vigne Fabbri is the artistic director of MusicA Braine l'Alleud, the Paris International Summer Sessions and of the EMS Music Group.

Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri is the founder and artistic director of The International Certificate for Piano Artists-programme. 

Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri
Jerome Lowenthal

Jerome Lowenthal

Vice President

Jerome Lowenthal, American classical pianist, teaches the Juiliard School in New York, where he was also chair of the piano department. He made his debut at 13 with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Returning to the United States from Jerusalem in 1963, he made his debut with the New York Philharmonic, playing Bartók's Piano Concerto No. 2.

Since then, he has performed with famous conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Seiji Ozawa, Michael Tilson, Leonard Bernstein, Thomas, Leopold Stokowski, Leonard Slatkin, Yuri Temirkanov, Eugene Ormandy and Pierre Monteux. He has played sonatas with Itzhak Perlman, piano duos with Ronit Amir, his late wife and Ursula Oppens, as well as quintets with the Lark Quartet, Avalon Quartet, and Shanghai Quartet.

His studies included lessons with Olga Samaroff in Philadelphia, William Kapell and Eduard Steuermann at the Juilliard School in New York, and Alfred Cortot at the École Normale de Musique de Paris in France. A prizewinner at Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in Brussels (1960) and Busoni Competition, he is a frequent judge in international piano competitions.

He is recognized as a specialist of Franz Liszt, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Béla Bartók, and more generally of virtuoso and late romantic music. His recordings include piano concertos by Liszt with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the complete Tchaikovsky concerto cycle with the London Symphony Orchestra. He has an extensive repertoire, including 59 performed piano concerti, and is the dedicatee of many new works and has unearthed some rare romantic piano works, such Liszt Third Piano Concerto.

Michel Béroff

Michel Béroff

Vice President


Michel Béroff, born in France, graduated from the Paris Conservatoire. In the following years, he won the  first international Olivier Messiaen piano competition.

He has been since considered one of the most outstanding interpreter of Messiaen's music. During the next years he played with the most prestigious orchestras around the world under the direction of such conductors as Abbado, Barenboim, Bernstein, Boulez, Dohnanyi, Dorati, Dutoit, Eschenbach, Gielen, Inbal, Jochum, Leinsdorf, Masur, Ozawa, Previn, Rostropovitch, …. As a chamber music partner, he has been very active playing with Martha Argerich, Barbara Hendricks, Jean-Philippe Collard, Augustin Dumay, Pierre Amoyal, Lynn Harrell.

During the past years, Michel Beroff has been developing a conducting career. Exclusive EMI artist for over 20 years, Michel Beroff has published more than 50 recordings; among them, the complete works for piano and orchestra from Liszt, Prokofieff and Stravinsky, conducted by Seiji Ozawa and Kurt Masur. For Deutsche Grammophon, he has recorded Ravel's left hand concerto with the LSO and Claudio Abbado.

His latest recordings includes the complete piano music from Debussy for Denon. Michel Beroff has been awarded five times the "Grand-Prix du Disque".

As a publisher, he participated, for Wiener Urtext, to a new edition of Debussy piano music. For the japanese network NHK, he realized, in 2006, a serie of fifteen master-classes on french music. During the last seasons, Michel Beroff played with the LSO under Pierre Boulez, the New-York philharmonic and Kurt Masur, as well as the London Philarmonic for an extensive tour of England and Spain . He also toured extensively in Germany, Holland, Sweden, Finland, Portugal, Greece, Brasil, Korea and China.

Michel Béroff is a former teacher of the Paris Conservatory.

Marie-Josèphe Jude

Marie-Josèphe Jude

Marie-Josèphe Jude was born in Nice from a French father and a sino-Vietnamese mother.  She started to learn piano and harp in her home city before joining the Conservatoire de Paris encouraged by G. Cziffra. She worked with Aldo Ciccolini (piano) and Jean Hubeau (chamber music) and was awarded a first prize in Piano and a concert licence in harp at the Ecole Normale in Paris. She then entered the third cycle  in Jean-Claude Pennetier’s class.

 At that time, she regularly attended Maria Curcio-Diamand’s lessons in London. In 1986, she met the composer Maurice Ohana and became one of her favourite performers. She was a finalist at the Clara Haskil Competition in 1989 and won the Victoire de la Musique  in the category « New Talent » in 1995.

This is when her carreer developped internationally; she has appeared in halls and festivals all over the world: from Montpellier to bath, from the Roque d’Anthéron to Kuhmo, from Bagatelle to Locarno, from Colmar to Québec, from Nantes to Tokyo  (Folle Journée)….


She  has played as a soloist under the conducting of Frans Brüggen, Charles Dutoit, Emmanuel Krivine, François-Xavier Roth,  Jean-Yves Ossonce, Arturo Tamayo, Klaus Weise… with orchestras such as the Orchestre de Paris, the Nice Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Bordeaux, the Orchestre National d’Ile de France,  les Siècles, the BBC Scottish Orchestra, Basel Symphonic Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra of Luxembourg, the Brussels Philharmonic and the MDR in Leipzig.

Marie-Josèphe Jude is also a fine chamber musician who plays with Henri Demarquette and Xavier Phillips (cello), Philippe Graffin and Jean-Marc Phillips (violin), Pascal Moraguès and Michel Portal (clarinet). In 1997 she founded a piano duo with Jean-François Heisser but she also plays with Michel Béroff or Claire Désert.

She has recorded many Cds for the label Lyrinx: Brahms, Mendelssohn, Jolivet (Diapason d’Or), Clara Schumann, Dutilleux-Ohana, Beethoven, Chopin and Ravel-Debussy with Michel Béroff. In 2020, was released a CD “Flute Transcriptions”, recorded with Raquele Magalhãe for Nomad Music. After 4 years of teaching at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Lyon (2012-2016), she is now a teacher at the CNSM in Paris.

 In October 2017, she was appointed President and artistic director of the Nice International Summer Academy.

Josep Colom


Josep Colom was born in Barcelona, Spain, in the difficult years of the Spanish post-war. He began piano lessons in Barcelona with his aunt Rosa Colom, and later moved to Paris to study at the École Normale de Musique.
His many awards include First Prize at the Santander Paloma O'Shea International Piano Competition (1978) and First Prize at the Jaén and Épinal International Competitions. Since his debut at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris in 1979, he has regularly toured the five continents giving recitals and concerts with orchestras and performing chamber music with a wide variety of ensembles and artists.

His first recordings in 1982 include the complete Sonatas of Manuel Blasco de Nebra (Etnos), for which he was awarded the Spanish Ministry of Culture Prize. In 1989 he recorded the complete works of Manuel de Falla (Circe), an album that Fanfare magazine hailed as the best version of Falla’s works. He has also recorded the complete works of Frederic Mompou, the complete concertos and variations of Johannes Brahms, as well as works by Fauré, Debussy, Ravel and Brahms in collaboration with the pianist Carmen Deleito.

Mr Colom has served as jury of many important piano competitions, including the Paloma O'Shea International Piano Competition and the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. In 1998 the Spanish Ministry of Culture awarded him the Premio Nacional de Música.
Since 2010 he regularly teaches in Valencia at the Musikeon Postgraduate Programs,[2] and gives masterclass in Spain (Aula de Música de la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares), Switzerland (Cours International de Blonay) and France (École Normale de Musique de Paris), among others.

Josep Colom
Valéria Szervánszky
Valeria Szervanszky

Valéria Szervánsky

Valeria Szervánszky studied at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest with Pál Kadosa and György Kurtág. In 1973 she joined the highly prestigious class of Prof. Hans Leygraf at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover, and on graduating returned to the Liszt Academy to teach the Exceptionally Gifted Children's Class with Prof. Klára Máthé and also work as an assistant to Prof. Kadosa. She also played for the cello class of Miklos Perényi. In 1979 she took up a position as professor of piano at the Musashino Academy of Music in Tokyo and taught in Japan until moving to London in 1986. 

Active as both a pianist and teacher - a field in which she has an international reputation - Valeria Szervánszky travels to Tokyo several times a year for master-classes and teaching. In London she teaches at the Purcell School.

She is also in demand for music courses and has taught at the International Bartók Festival in Hungary, the British Kodály Academy, the twentieth-century music course at the Centre Acanthes, Avignon, the Orlando Festival in Holland and the International Musician's Seminar at Prussia Cove.

Since 1979, Valeria Szervánszky has concentrated primarily on the piano duo partnership with her husband, Ronald Cavaye and they have performed extensively in Europe and the Far East - particularly in Japan. They have broadcast for the BBC and Hungarian Radio and also recorded the Mozart concertos for two and three pianos and Stravinsky’s own arrangement of The Rite of Spring for piano duet, together with works by Ravel and Debussy.

They also have a special working and personal relationship with the Hungarian composer, György Kurtág.

In the autumn of 1996 Valeria Szervánszky directed Kurtág’s incidental music incorporated in a new production of Vladimir Nabokov’s play Der Pol  (The Pole) in Berlin, Paris (Paris Autumn Festival), Zurich and Lausanne.

Valeria Szervánszky and Ronald Cavaye made the first complete CD recording of the first four volumes (solos, duets and two pianos) of Játékok – Games.

At the 1994 International Bartók Festival they gave the Hungarian première of Kurtág’s Lebenslauf for two pianos and two basset horns and have since performed the work in Budapest and London (with members of the London Sinfonietta).

Recent performances include Boulder, Colorado, San Francisco, Tokyo and Bartók’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion in Beijing (with Rainer Seegars of the Berlin Philharmonic and Liu Gang). 

Valeria Szervánszky and Ronald Cavaye have written a guide for teachers and students to the first volume of Mikrokosmos by Béla Bartók published in Japanese by the Zen-On Music Publishing Company.

Boaz Sharon


Boaz Sharon is a pianist, recording artist and professor of piano at Boston University as well as Director of Piano Studies at Boston University Tanglewood Institute.
He is a frequent performer in the U.S., China, Russia, Czech Republic and other countries.

He was born in Tel Aviv, Israel and studied with Emma Gorochov,then with Stefan Askenase in Brussels,  and later  in the US with William Doppmann and with Leonard Shure.

Before his present position at Boston University, he was Pianist-in-Residence at Duke University, and Professor of Piano at the University of Florida.
He is a frequent judge at competitions including the Rudolf Firkusny International Piano Competition, Prague, the Liszt International Piano Competition-"Dedication to Franz Liszt", Moscow and the Jaen International Piano Competition in Spain. Having directed the Prague International Piano Masterclasses for the last 13 years he is also on the artist faculty of the Ruza International Piano Festival in Russia, and  the International Certificate for Piano Artists.

He is first-prize winner and gold medalist at the Jaen International Piano Competition, Spain, and has received the Jubilee Medal from Charles University, Prague, on the 600th anniversary of that university's foundation, given for "significant contributions" to Charles University.
Sharon is Honorary Fellow at Charles University, Prague. In 2009 he was appointed Visiting Professor at the China Conservatory in Beijing.

Boaz Sharon

Piotr Folkert


Piotr Folkert received his Master's degree from The Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland.
After winning several competitions for young pianists, he continued his studies at Yale University in New Haven, Indiana University in Bloomington and The Mannes College of Music in New York City. Mr. Folkert has worked with such distinguished musicians as Professor Andrzej Jasinski, Grant Johannesen, Richard Goode, Oxana Yablonskaya, Murray Perahia.

He is widely regarded as one of the most gifted and sensitive pianists performing today. His "stellar technique and insightful interpretations" have won him consistent critical acclaim and enthusiastic audiences worldwide, whether for his solo recitals, his orchestral engagements or his growing catalogue of recordings.

His broad repertoire ranges from music of the Baroque period to new works of contemporary composers, with some especially commissioned and written for him. His performing schedule regularly takes him to the great concert stages of North America and has been highlighted by frequent engagements at the Carnegie Hall.
Internationally, he has appeared in cultural capitols of Europe, Australia, Americas and Far East.


Mr. Folkert is a winner of The Annual Young Artist International Piano Award in New York (1995), The International Chamber Music Competition in Caltanisetta, Italy (1990) among others. He has participated in numerous festivals including The Flaine Music Festival (France), The Summit Music Festival (New York), The Guelph Spring Festival (Canada), Burg Music Festival (Berlin), The Music Festival of Baltic Countries (Poland), Kun-Ming Festival (China).

He was bestowed the honor of performing a special recital for the King of Malaysia at the Royal Palace in Kuala Lumpur. During the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta his performance and musical tribute to Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski and the Olympic Committee at Spivey Hall was broadcast nationwide on NPR's "Performance Today".
Concert tours including recitals and concert appearances with orchestras brought Piotr Folkert to the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, New Zealand, Russia, UAE, Turkey, India, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand.


Mr.Folkert has recorded many recitals for radio and television around the world. In addition, Mr. Folkert has recorded solo and chamber music for European and American labels including: Arti, Zuk, Sanibel and Dux. Upcoming releases include solo album with music of F. Chopin (Ballades) and "Piano Concertos" with String Orchestra (Henryk M. Gorecki, Morton Gould and Malcolm Williamson).
Mr. Folkert is on the International Roster of Steinway Artists.

Piotr Folkert

Dominique Cornil

The pianist Dominique Cornil gave her first public performance with orchestra at the age of 10. She graduated at 14 from the Royal Conservatory in Mons and at 18 from the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris.
She became laureate of the "Fondation de la Vocation" and was a prize-winner of the Lisbon, Naples, Geneva and Brussels (Queen Elisabeth of Belgium) international piano competitions
Since then she has taken up a concert career spanning Europe, Canada, Latin America, China and Japan. She regularly performs under famous conductors, including A. Vandernoot, G. Octors, P. Bartholomée, J. Fürst, C. Davis, Y. Levi, J. Rolla, M. Venzago, M. Shostakovitch, A. Dmitriev, E. Bergel, T. Guschlbauer,...

She appeared on the stage with famous orchestras including the Zagreb Soloists, Philomusica of London, R.T.L., Suisse Romande, Hamburg Radio, Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra, St-Petersburg Philharmonic, F. Liszt Chamber Orchestra of Budapest, Reykjavik Symphonic, Hong-Kong Philharmonic, European Festival Orchestra, the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble,...

A much sought after chamber artist, Dominique Comil regularly joins forces with artists such as V.Bogaerts, P. Amoyal, Y. Horigome,L. Prunaru, M. Hallynck, M. Maisky, A De Groote, M. Grauwels, W. Boeykens, R. Van Spaendonck, L. Lethiec, the Ysaÿe String Quartet,...

She is also a founding member of EPTA (European Piano Teacher Organisation) Wallonie-Bruxelles, and has been since 1998 the Musical Director of the "Juillet Musical d'Aulne" summer festival.
Her many recordings, in solo and with orchestra, include works of C. Franck, W.A. Mozart, J. Haydn, S. Joplin, S. Prokofiev, E. Nazareth, B. Martinu, A. Huybrechts, P. Tchaïkovski, R. Wagner and F. Martin. She was invited by the widow of the famous Swiss composer Frank Martin at the Conservatoire de Genève to perform solo piano and chamber music works on the occasion of the General Assembly of the Frank Martin Society.

Dominique Cornil

Daniel Blumenthal

Daniel Blumenthal is Professor at the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Brussels and at the Thy Masterclass Chamber Music Festival in Denmark.  He has served on the jury of the Queen Elisabeth Competition for Piano and the Paris Conservatory. 

He is an honorary member and musical advisor of Icons of Europe, Brussels.

Laureate of several international music competitions,Queen.Elisabeth and Leeds among them, Daniel Blumenthal continues

to enjoy a career of acclaimed performances on five continents and award winning recordings.

Daniel Blumenthal

Mikhail Karpov

Mikhail Karpov has a reputation of the one of the most subtle highly professional pianist and teacher. He graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory P. I. Tchaikovsky under professor Yakov Milshtein.


Mikhail Karpov teaches since 35 years at the College of this same conservatory, preparing the young pianists aiming a professional career to enter to the Conservatory. He also teaches piano chamber ensembles.


He is regularly on the faculty of the international piano festival "MusicA Braine l'Alleud" and of the ICPA.Several of his students are winners of prestigious international piano competitions, developing their career in Russia and abroad. 

Mikhail Karpov

Paola del Giudice

Pianist and harpsichordist, Paola del Giudice graduated with top marks from the "Nicolini" Conservatory in Piacenza, under the guidance of Olga Scevkenov (piano) and Mariolina Porrà (harpsichord). She studied piano with the maestros: V. Vitale, M. Tipo, A. Ballista, B. Canino and chamber music with maestro P. Guarino as well as at the Chigiana Academy in Siena with the duo Gulli-Cavallo.

Winner of many national and international competitions, she performed alongside illustrious artists in Italy and abroad: Valli Theatre in Reggio Emilia, Municipal Theatre in Piacenza, Bonci Theatre in Cesena, Regio Theatre in Parma, "Rosetum" Theatre in Milano, Stadttheater in Konstanz, Concert Hall in Lausanne. As a pianist and harpsichordist she collaborated with symphonic orchestras such as the "Toscanini" Foundation Symphonic Orchestra - Parma, the "OFI"- Piacenza, the "Barocco
Veneziano" Ensemble and the Camerata Opera Ensemble under conductors M° Neuhold, M° Garbarino and M° Gavazzeni. With the above mentioned orchestras she toured in Germany, Austria, Sweden, France and Japan at prestigious halls such as the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the Konzerthaus in Vienna...


She has been an accompanist pianist and teaching assistant at numerous courses. Paola del Giudice premieres regularly contemporary music, some of them dedicated to her; she recorded under labels as Fonit Cetra, Rusty Records and Mondo Musica. A CD of Antionio Lolli's works for violin and harpsichord under the label Dynamic (at the violin: Luca Fanfoni) has recently been released. For a few years now she dedicated herself to the fortepiano repertoire both as a soloist and with chamber ensembles. Paola del Giudice has an intense didactic activity and many of her students have been awarded in national and international competitions. Paola del Giudice teaches piano at the "Nicolini" Conservatorium in Piacenza.

Paola del Giudice

Chiara Cipelli

hiara Cipelli graduated with Highest Honours from the Conservatory "G. Nicolini", Piacenza, under the guidance of Lucia Romanini and from Musikhochschule Freiburg i. Br.  where she studied with James Avery and Chamber Music with Felix Gottlieb. She continued her studies with Nelson Delle Vigne Fabbri at "Ecole Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot"(Paris) where she awarded the scholarship "A.Roussel" and holds the "Diplome Supérieur de Piano".


She was prize winner of many national and international competitions (Coppa Pianisti d'Italia- Osimo, Rassegna Kawai-Como, Premio Carlo Soliva, Casale Monferrato, Pavia Piano Competition, Premio Città di Pisa, Premio Città di Cesenatico, International Piano Competition Città di Pietra Ligure, International Piano Competition Fausto Zadra...). 


Ms. Cipelli was invited to perform in many concert halls in Italy and abroad (Taiwan, France, USA, Belgium, Germany, Canada ...) receiving outstanding reviews. As solo she has performed with the Palm Beach Symphony Orchestra and the TNSO and collaborated with the Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana,Orchestra Pomeriggi Musicali of Milano and Gruppo Strumentale Ciampi, playing with conductors Amedeo Monetti, Fabrizio Dorsi, Ramon Tebar, Lee-Hsih Wen,etc.Ms. Cipelli is currently Professor of Piano at the Scuola Civica di Musica "C. Monteverdi" in Cremona and the Istituto Superiore Studi Musicali "A. Peri" Reggio Emilia and holds Masterclasses in Italy, Spain, France and Belgium.

Chiara Cipelli
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