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38 Pianists from 24 Countries visit USF for Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival 5th Anniversary
Steinway Artist Rebecca Penneys is hosting the 5th Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival (RPPF) at University of South Florida School of Music this July. From 140 applicants worldwide, RPPF will offer wide-ranging classes and private study for 38 participants from 24 countries with an international faculty of 19. RPPF, a non-profit 501(c)(3) is a tuition-free gift for all students. Many generations of wonderful pianists share performing and teaching expertise with one another and with the public. Most events are free and RPPF welcomes all music lovers. The Festival also includes the RPPF Ambassador Performance Series, which presents RPPF pianists in recital throughout Tampa Bay in 10 different venues. RPPF is entirely donor supported. Individual, corporate and institutional gifts build its future.
Professor Emerita of Piano at Eastman School of Music, Rebecca Penneys is a recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral soloist, educator and adjudicator. For over 6 decades she has been hailed as a pianist of prodigious talent and has played throughout the USA, East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Europe, Middle East and Canada. Rebecca is a popular guest artist, keynote speaker and teacher nationally and internationally. She has taught international students worldwide for over 50 years. Her current and former students include prizewinners in international competitions, and hold important teaching posts on every continent. She is also Artist-in-Residence at St Pete College and holds a courtesy position as Steinway-Artist-in-Residence at USF and is currently working on a 4-DVD project for Naxos. http://rebeccapenneys.com
--"A sensational effect was created by the playing of Rebecca Penneys. She is a genius of the piano.” -Express Wieczorny, Warsaw