The Peter Soave Music Academy (PSMA) is organizing an international summer course for musicians and music lovers, to be held in Sauris, a small alpine village in the heart of the Italian Dolomites, from 26th July to 9th August. These weeks include workshops, private lessons, master classes, group classes, chamber music and finally concerts where participants and professionals will play together.
The project has its roots in the summer of 1982, when Peter took part in one of the annual meetings for seminars Accordion Fernand Lacroix in Châtel (Switzerland). From that event, where there was also a meeting with Friedrich Lips, Soave felt the need to organize a course with purpose similar to that in Châtel. The place was just Sauris, where in August 2006 he arrived with his wife Madeleine, and that led to what is now called PSMA.
The Peter Soave Music Academy will welcome new guests from Canada, France, Germany, Russia, Italy, Switzerland and United States. The teaching staff is composed of: JL Noton, Madeleine Soave, Prof. Dennis Tini (Michigan, USA), Stas Venglevski (Wisconsin, USA), Mary Tokarski (Connecticut, USA), Ralf Bethke (Germany) and Peter Soave.
Among the surprises of 2015, we can already announce the presence of Nicholas Couvet (France), Dr. Véronique Moret, Duilio Dobrin (Texas, USA), Eddie Monteiro (New Jersey, USA) and Viatcheslav Semionov (Russia).
The Peter Soave Music Academy offers a diversified program that allows any musician to improve their musical and human relationship realizing what has always been the dream of Peter Soave: “It would be great if not the greatest musicians and teachers would support me one day?“.
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Recognized worldwide as the foremost master of the bandoneon and concert accordion, Peter Soave has established himself as the leading soloist of his generation. The hallmark of his performances is his unique combination of commanding stage presence and the excitement of his vibrant virtuosity.
Of Italian descent, Peter Soave’s earliest memories are of music played on an accordion. By age three, he was certain of his life’s work. He began music studies at five, and quickly gravitated towards classical music. At sixteen, he entered international competitions and swept first place four times, confirming his reputation as a virtuoso of the highest order: Grand Prix in Neu Isenberg, West Germany; Klingenthal Wettbewerb in East Germany; Coupe Mondiale in Folkstone, England; and the Trophée Mondiale in Arrezano, Italy.
In 1987, Peter Soave was the inaugural recipient of “Voce d’Oro,” the international award honoring those who have given prominence to the accordion in the world of modern music. Deeply inspired by the music of Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla, Mr. Soave’s impassioned musicianship motivated him to include the characteristic bandoneon in his performances.
He has appeared with the San Francisco Symphony, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Zagreb Philharmonic, Windsor Symphony, Flint Symphony, San Salvador Philharmonic, Belgrade Philharmonic, Lubbock Symphony, Bellevue Philharmonic, Walla Walla Symphony, Orquesta Sinfónica de Puerto Rico, Williamsport Symphony, Orquesta Sinfónica Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho and The Zagreb Soloists. Mr. Soave collaborated with conductors such as James Levine, Neeme Jarvi, Thomas Wilkins, Robert Spano, Leone Mageira, Hermann Michael, Duilio Dobrin, and Guillermo Figueroa. For the only North America appearance in 1999 of the “Three Tenors,” Soave performed as the featured bandoneonist. He has also appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
In 2007, Soave premiered Astor Piazzolla’s oratorio “El Pueblo Joven”, written for symphony orchestra, voice recitative, soprano, bandoneon, choir, and percussion, with the Radio Romania Chamber Orchestra, Romania.
Mr. Soave’s discography includes a solo album “Pride and Passion”, “Five Tango Sensations” with The Rucner String Quartet, a double CD “Undertango 2″ and “Peter Soave & Symphony Orchestra” featuring the music of Astor Piazzolla and Carmine Coppola. His recording awards include the Detroit Music Award for Best Classical Recording in 2001 and Best Classical Instrumentalist in 2003.
Eager to harmonize nature and music, Soave founded the Peter Soave Music Academy in the Dolomite Mountains in Italy in 2010, welcoming music lovers to convene and share.
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