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Pianist Eric Ferrand-NíKaoua of France to Perform at Miami International Piano Festivalís Classical Sundays at Five


Miami, FL (December 31, 2012) The second in a series of classical piano concerts presented by the Miami International Piano Festival, ďFour Classical Sundays at FiveĒ will feature Eric Ferrand-NíKaoua of France on Sunday, January 13 at Aventura Arts & Cultural Center in Aventura, FL at 5 P.M.

About the Four Classical Sundays at Five Concerts

Four Classical Sundays at Five is a series of four classical salon-style piano recitals, presented at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center by the non-profit organization Miami International Piano Festival featuring renowned classical artists from around the globe.

The unique concert experience brings the tradition of the salon concerts of the 19th century back to life, allowing artist and audience to know each other on a deeper level than ever before. By breaking the barrier between artist and audience through direct interaction, a new level of intimacy between performer and spectator is achieved. A post-recital Meet the Artist reception allows audience and performer to get to know one another in an even more intimate setting.

This second event in the series will present the extraordinary French pianist Eric Ferrand-NíKaoua. Mr. Ferrand-NíKaoua has been praised for his ďnatural sense of phrasing and color,Ē and his keen ability to bring the music, rather than himself, to the forefront. His program is a tribute to a variety of periods from European Romanticism to American Romance and will highlight composers such as Mendelssohn, Liszt, Chopin, Berlioz, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson and Gershwin.

Eric Ferrand NíKaoua, has performed with the New Japan Philharmonic, as well as other Japanese orchestras, and has also performed in such exemplary concert halls as the The‚tre du Ch‚telet in Paris and the Wigmore Hall in London.† He has collaborated with the extraordinary violinist Gilles Apap, an artist frequently featured in this Festival.

During the recital on January 13, works by the American artist Edna Glaubman (1919-1986) will be on display in the lobby. Many of Glaubmanís works were inspired by musicians and selected works from the Glaubman Family Collection, will serve as a prelude to the Miami International Piano Festivalís upcoming ďMusic Meets PaintingĒ program.

The program in the Discovery Series in May will actually show a visual artist creating a work of art in real time while being accompanied by the music performed on stage.† Glaubman, an influential artist, lived and worked in Miami from 1961 to 1986, and was part of the original Coconut Grove Arts movement that shaped the vibrant and evolving aesthetic of the region. A percentage of proceeds from the sale of these works will benefit the Miami International Piano Festival.

ďAs we celebrate 16 years of a truly enriching and exciting journey into the world of the piano, we reflect on our mission,Ē noted the Miami International Piano Festivalís Artistic Director Giselle Brodsky. ďWe want to keep the art of classical piano music alive, bring it to our devoted audiences, and expand it into the next generation.Ē

Patrons of Exceptional Artists, through the presentation of The Miami International Piano Festival and an expanding variety of concert series worldwide, is dedicated to discovering, promoting, supporting and documenting the great Masters of the keyboard emerging in this generation. The Miami International Piano Festival reaches an expansive audience through its three major concert series, the Aventura Cultural Series in Aventura, FL, the Master Series in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and the Discovery Series in Miami Beach, FL.†

Classical Sundays at Five Concert Ticket Information

For a limited time, an exclusive discount is available on the Classical Sundays at Five concert tickets. Tickets purchased before January 1st are eligible to receive 30% off the regular ticket price of $30. The discount code MPFHOLIDAY must be used to apply the discount.

To purchase series tickets online, visit or Tickets may be purchased by phone by calling Aventura Arts & Cultural Center directly at 954-462-0222 / 877-311-7469 (SHOW). †

Half-price tickets are available for students age 22 and under, with valid I.D.

All tickets sales are non-refundable and the program may be subject to change. To learn more about Eric Ferrand-NíKaoua, the Miami International Piano Festival events, or to donate, please visit

For more media information, contact Katerina Kavouklis, Miami International Piano Festival at .


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