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Dr. Ivo Kaltchev

LIPF Welcomes New Co-Director, Ivo Kaltchev!

The Lancaster International Piano Festival is proud to announce that Dr. Ivo Kaltchev, already a member of the LIPF family as a long-time faculty member, will be returning for the 2019 season as Co-Director alongside Artistic Director, Dr. Xun Pan.

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LIPF 2019 Faculty, Lecturers, Speakers, and Guest Artists


Xun Pan, Artistic Director

Rhiannon Banerdt; Anthony Cecere; Emilio Colon; Cara Elise Colon; Eric Fung; Matthew Graybil; Ai-lin Hsieh; Ivo Kaltchev; Haeyoung Kim; Songwen Li; Chongxiao Liu; Agnes Maurer; Simon Maurer; Francesco Mirabella; Pavel Nersessian; Kyu Jung Rhee; Kate Zink-Saladik; Hedi Salanki; Aysylu Salyakhova; Christopher Shih; Kinwai Shum; Kristin Sims; Oxana Yablonskaya; Chenggang Yang; Yang Yang; Jeremy Young; Xiaofeng Zhang.

Welcome!
LIPF, a non-profit arts organization dedicated to the performance and teaching of classical music at the highest standard, is proud to announce the Lancaster International Piano Festival, July 19-28, 2019, in the magnificent The Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center and The Ware Center of Millersville University, Lancaster, PA. Young aspiring concert pianists, teachers, amateurs, and piano lovers at large - all are invited to participate in this inspiring and informative ten-day program.

The goal of the festival is to provide something for everyone by combining an intensive educational program with an outstanding concert series presented by world-class pianists. In 2019, we are so honored to have great pianists such as Oxana Yblonskaya, Pavel Nersessian, Christopher Shih, Jeremy Young to give concerts and masterclasses. We invite you to enter the festival as an active participant or observer. Many exciting events will take place during this ten-day program. The participants will have an opportunity to work with prominent pedagogues in daily one-on-one coaching sessions as well as to participate in educational workshops and master classes that will be focusing on both piano solo and piano ensemble repertoire.

Chamber Music is an important part of the LIPF. Participants in chamber groups will have daily coaching and rehearsing, as well as masterclasses given by artists like Emilio Colon, Cara Elise Colon, Simon Maurer, Agnes Maurer, and Ai-Lin Hsieh. The 2019 LIPF participants will also have an amazing opportunity to perform in recitals at the Steinman Hall.

Every year we have an in-house competition in different categories, in 2019, participants should choose any one of the Chopin Etudes, plus another work (or works) from their own choice, and the total time should be under 15 minutes. 6 prize winner will be honored in the final round. (1st Prize: $1000 plus one recital and a concerto with Millersville University Symphony Orchestra in the next season; 2nd Prize: $500; 3rd Prize: $300; Honorable Mentions: $100 each)

LIPF is also offering yoga/relaxation and culture seminar during the day. In addition to the intensive festival's program, participants will also have many opportunities to explore cultural sights of Philadelphia tour of the Kimmel Center, The Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia Museum of Art and many more.

From master classes to guest recitals and enlightening lectures, the events of the 2019 Lancaster International Piano Festival will prove to be beneficial and inspiring to its participants as well as enhance Lancaster community with another significant cultural event. Don't miss your chance to join us this coming summer!