Posts Tagged ‘Piatigorsky International Cello Festival’


PICF ’16: The Calder Quartet returns to USC

May 20, 2016

The acclaimed ensemble of alumni from the USC Thornton School of Music perform a series of concerts as part of the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival.


PICF ’16: Remembering Piatigorsky

May 20, 2016

Through the voices of his former students, KUSC and the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival pay tribute to the historical legacy of cellist and Angeleno Gregor Piatigorsky.


PICF ’16: Festival Media Roundup #3

May 20, 2016

The festival has offered a remarkable week of music making and has a full schedule through the weekend. The Huffington Post has already published a list of “Ten Essential Picks for the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival.” Where Magazine featured the festival under the “Hot Dates” section of its April issue and included it online as… Continue reading PICF ’16: Festival Media Roundup #3


PICF ’16: Festival Media Roundup #2

May 18, 2016

The coverage in the last week has been both broad and positive of the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival. Arts Beat LA featured a lengthy preview of the festival. Los Angeles Magazine included two articles on their website: “You Should Be Listening to Cello Music in L.A., and Here’s Why” and “L.A. Will be Filled with… Continue reading PICF ’16: Festival Media Roundup #2


PICF ’16: When Lesser met Benny

May 18, 2016

Acclaimed cellist and Piatigorsky International Cello Festival artist Laurence Lesser recalls a serendipitous encounter with a Hollywood icon.


PICF ’16: Q&A with Amit Peled

May 18, 2016

In the second installment of our Festival artist Q&A series, we spoke with Israeli-American cellist Amit Peled, who will be featured in a May 21st Lunch Concert.


PICF ’16: Stand Partners

May 17, 2016

Piatigorsky International Cello Festival fellows Cicely Parnas and Coleman Itzkoff share the stage for the first time this week, but their families have performed together before.


PICF ’16: Finding the body and soul of the cello

May 17, 2016

The Los Angeles Times reviewed the many events that occurred over the Festival’s opening weekend, from the three concerto concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall to an opening night gala at USC’s Bovard Auditorium. Music critic Mark Swed wrote that “…Sunday, the first full day of the festival, a bevy of spectacular cellists used the… Continue reading PICF ’16: Finding the body and soul of the cello


PICF ’16: Just be quiet and everything will be jake

May 16, 2016

Many people—artists, fellows, and audience members—have traveled from across the globe to attend the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival. The following video also begins with a journey, and in true Los Angeles fashion, it takes place in a car. This drive begins with all the foreboding of film noir and leads to a house in the… Continue reading PICF ’16: Just be quiet and everything will be jake


PICF ’16: The “Huffington Post” publishes its “Ten Essential Picks” for the Festival

May 15, 2016

Laurence Vittes of the Huffington Post has published a list of “Ten Essential Picks for the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival,” which arrives at USC this week. Some of Vittes’ selections include the Quintet+ series concerts, a Baroque concert with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, a workshop in cello improvisation, and a panel event acknowledging the… Continue reading PICF ’16: The “Huffington Post” publishes its “Ten Essential Picks” for the Festival