Christian De Luca wins the 1st edition of the International Early Piano Competition in Berkeley, CA
June 7, 2018
"Congratulations to Christian De Luca on winning the Berkeley Festival & Exhibition's International Early Piano Competition on June 7th, 2018! And congratulations to finalists Anastasia Chin and David Belkovski as well for their beautiful performances today - all three of these young musicians are incredibly talented, and it was a joy for us and the audience to see them perform. We look forward to seeing them all again in the future! As part of the competition prize, Christian will join us in a concert sometime next season (stay tuned for details). And you can come see him on the stage of Valley of the Moon Music Festival this July in Sonoma, where he joins us for our Apprenticeship Program." #vmmfsonoma #2018BFX #earlypiano
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Christian De Luca is selected as one of the 5 Apprentices for the Valley Of The Moon Music Festival in Sonoma, CA
This summer the Valley of the Moon Music Festival returns to the Hanna Center in Sonoma for a musical journey to Vienna, July 15 - 29. The Festival will explore some of the most influential music composed in this central European capital: from a lesser-known Oboe Quartet by Vanhal (1771), through the chamber music of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, to Schoenberg's Second String Quartet (1908). To put the music in perspective, this season the Festival presents the inaugural Blattner Lecture Series featuring world-renowned experts in the fields of music and history. In addition, every concert will be followed by tastings from outstanding Sonoma winemakers.
In addition to presenting nearly two dozen featured artists, each summer the Festival also welcomes a new cohort of apprentices from around the United States and beyond, pre-professional musicians with an interest in historic instruments. Apprentices are invited to perform in the final four concerts of the Festival. On Saturday, July 28, at 2:30 p.m., the Festival will also present a pre-concert performed by the Apprentice string quartet. This year's apprentices are Sarah Bleile (Canada), violin; Madeleine Bouissou (Connecticut), cello; Christian De Luca (Italy), piano; Susannah Foster (Boston), violin; and Lauren Nelson (Boston), viola.
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View the article by Abby Wasserman posted on the July/August issue of the Sonoma Magazine here.