The Ibla Foundation Presents International Competition Winners At Carnegie Hall 5/8

The Ibla Foundation Presents International Competition Winners At Carnegie Hall 5/8

The Ibla Foundation of New York and Dr. Salvatore Moltisanti will present their 27th Annual International Grand Prize Competition Winners in concert on Tuesday, May 8 @ 7 PM at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, 154 West 57th Street in Manhattan.

Dr. Moltisanti, internationally recognized as one of the foremost Italian pianists of his generation, presents 2017's Ibla competition winners from around the world making their Carnegie Hall Debut. Foundation Prize Winners who will perform include Japanese saxophonist Chieko Arake, Japanese violinist Momoko Arima, Italian guitarist Giuseppe Buscemi, Spain's Plaerdemavida Ensemble (Paloma Chiner, soprano, Jorge Fanjul, cello and Pablo Garcia-Berlanga, piano), Italian duo Giulio De Felice, flute and Cristiano Arata, guitar, Japanese trombonist Kojiro Fujihara, the duo of Greece's Michail Travlos, composer and Poland's Iwona Glinka, flute, Chinese pianist Luowen Huang, Georgian pianist Tamara Licheli, the duo of Moldova's Ghenadie Rotari, accordion and Italy's Valentina Vargiu, piano, Italian pianist Silvia Tessari, Finnish soprano Ami Walsh and Italian pianist Salvatore Vaccarella.

Selections will include instrumental and vocal music by Debussy, Stravinsky, Ravel, Michail Travlos, Telemann, Kreisler, Donizetti, Piazzolla, Liszt and other old and new classical masters. More program information at

Tickets for the May 8 concert may be purchased by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, online at, or by visiting the Carnegie Hall Box Office. For press tickets or more information, please contact the Ibla Foundation at 212-387-0111 or visit them online at

The Ibla Foundation in New York City organizes an annual music competition for pianists, singers, instrumentalists and composers which takes place during each July in Ragusa Ibla, in the southeastern corner of Sicily. Winners are presented the following year in such venues as Carnegie Hall in New York, Tokyo Opera City Hall and other prestigious venues in Canada, Europe and the U.S. The 2018 Competition is scheduled to take place from July 20 to 25 in the magnificent baroque quarters of Ragusa Ibla. Visit the Foundation online at

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