Dearest Friends and Supporters:
As we welcome the New Year, we all need to reflect on the transformative experiences we all endured because of the pandemic these past 2 years. The Covid-19 crisis brought new challenges to our organization and forced us to intensify our efforts and create an alternative opportunity for our wonderful artists and mentors.
Thanks to the support and generosity of our donors and cultural organizations such as Florida Department of State | Division of Arts and Culture, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Miami Beach and FAB, Funding Arts Broward, we were able to transform this idea into a wonderful reality. The product of this labor is the unique, state-of-the-art Virtual Platform that embraces every aspect of our twenty-three-year trajectory.
This state-of-the-art Virtual Platform is guided by a team experienced in technology, social media, and production. Through this important project, we offer in effect a canvas to our compelling artists – one on which where they will be able to continue paint their ideas, performances, projects, and knowledge for the next generation of great pianists.
As it grows, this Virtual Platform will not only provide them with an opportunity to remain relevant but will strengthen them in ways they have never imagined, giving them the opportunity to focus on themselves, be self-reliant and explore their creativity in ways never seen before with an audience hungry for innovation.
As we enter 2022, we plan to launch our much-awaited Virtual Concert Hall where the performances of our great artists will not only be available to our community, but they worldwide to give our artists greater, more deeply deserved exposure.
On October 17, we celebrated our return to live performances with an unequaled display of grand artistry by three of our most beloved artists, Pietro de Maria, Josu de Solaun and Kemal Gekic accompanied by our Orchestra under the leadership of the wonderful conductor Javier Mendoza. If you couldn’t attend the performance in person, you will soon be able to experience it through our Virtual Concert Hall.
The impact was emotional when we realized how much we missed live performances. As we end 2021, we are proud to have presented already three exhilarating, live performances, and we have 10 exciting similar events more in store for you in 2022.
Please mark your calendars and join us; your support and feedback are invaluable to all of us. Our artists need to communicate their dreams and vision with you, and I can assure you that each performance will bring much joy and inspiration to your lives.
As we enter 2022, I feel excited and optimistic. I am convinced that after so many months of silence we are all emerging stronger, more inspired, and with a stronger desire to absorb the benefits of music’s healing power.
In support of this ambitious undertaking, I fervently hope to count upon your generous donation once again. We need your support to invest in projects for our artists in order to further their careers and make their dreams realities. Your generous support will allow us to do amazing things and reach even greater heights.
Please accept my heartfelt wishes for a joyous holiday season, good health, and a prosperous and inspiring 2022.