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#922886 - 02/11/05 07:40 AM 2005 Summer European Piano Tour
kenny Offline
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Two weeks in Austria Hungary Italy and France.
Fine hotels.
Lectures by noted pianists and music experts

www.epft.org

July 14th - 27th 2005 Tour will attend:
• Liszt Piano Festival in Budapest, Hungary and Vienna, Austria
• An opera in the "Arena di Verona", Verona, Italy
• International Piano Festival at Roque d’Anthéron, France
Highlights:
6 recitals: at Liszt festival in Hungary and Austria, and at Roque d’Anthéron Piano Festival, France
* Arena di Verona Opera event – Verdi Aïda
* Lectures introducing concerts
* Wonderful Hungary and Liszt’s birth place,
* Splendor of Esterhazy Palaces in Esterhazy and Eisenstadt
* Enchanting cities of Vienna, Verona, Cannes, Aix en Provence
* Best of Hungarian, Italian and French cuisine and wines
* Discovering the most beautiful regions in Europe

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#922887 - 02/11/05 07:55 AM Re: 2005 Summer European Piano Tour
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Sounds worthwhile for pianophiles, especially those who like Liszt.
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#922888 - 02/11/05 10:08 AM Re: 2005 Summer European Piano Tour
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Are you going?

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#922889 - 02/11/05 10:12 AM Re: 2005 Summer European Piano Tour
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Probably not.

$$$$$ \:\(

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#922890 - 02/11/05 10:13 AM Re: 2005 Summer European Piano Tour
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It's actually not a bad price. But, then again, maybe next year.
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#922891 - 02/11/05 10:19 AM Re: 2005 Summer European Piano Tour
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This is one of the organizers.

http://www.lahc.edu/music/faculty/kocyan.html

I should add she is my teacher's wife, and also a superb pianist.
She just completed her Ph.D in piano performance at USC.

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#922892 - 02/11/05 10:45 AM Re: 2005 Summer European Piano Tour
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What's the cost, Kenny?
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#922893 - 02/11/05 11:07 AM Re: 2005 Summer European Piano Tour
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Hm... the page doesn't have much info IMO. Has anyone been on this tours before? If that so, i would like to hear opinions about it.
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#922894 - 02/11/05 11:12 AM Re: 2005 Summer European Piano Tour
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Cindy
13 nights
Early Registration by March 1 US $3290.
By April 10, $3390.
Includes all hotels, two meals a day, all trasportation except airfare.
See link for more info.

Janet said everything is really nice, the hotels, the tour busses, etc.
She raved about one of the hotels, I don't remember which.

All my European travel was 25-years ago.
We're talking Eurail pass, a backpack and pensions - cheapo cheapo.

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#922895 - 02/11/05 11:33 AM Re: 2005 Summer European Piano Tour
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Ouch!

Too rich for my blood. \:\(
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#922896 - 02/11/05 11:33 AM Re: 2005 Summer European Piano Tour
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Oh, she also said it includes tickets to events that are very hard to get tickets to.

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#922897 - 02/11/05 11:34 AM Re: 2005 Summer European Piano Tour
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There's a piano dealer in Florida who also does such trips, but you get to see manufacturers who built pianos for Liszt, and the pianos themselves (such as Steingraeber).

I'll look for contact info if anyone's interested (don't have it right here at the moment)
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#922898 - 02/11/05 11:42 AM Re: 2005 Summer European Piano Tour
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I've always wanted to go on some kind of a musical tour like this.

I believe there are multiple tour companies that offer similar packages. Some focused around specific composers, some more generic.

One of these days.... \:\)
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#922899 - 02/11/05 11:44 AM Re: 2005 Summer European Piano Tour
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KB, please do post links when you have the time.

Thanks!
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#922900 - 02/11/05 04:01 PM Re: 2005 Summer European Piano Tour
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kenny - Have they done these tours before, or is this the first one? It looks really interesting.

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#922901 - 02/11/05 09:40 PM Re: 2005 Summer European Piano Tour
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Loc: Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Posted by Kenny.........
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All my European travel was 25-years ago.[/b]
That's funny, so was mine(Summer of '79). I went on a one month tour of piano factories in both Western and(at the time)Eastern Europe, this in connection with the Piano Technicians Guild. Stayed in some pretty fancy joints and saw some good entertainment as well(the Czech Symphony Orchestra at the Konzerthall in Vienna, a ballet performance of Carmen's Bizet in Leipzig,and even "stumbled" upon the finals of the Piano Competition at the Royal College of Music in London). Even saw Dresden, part of which had undergone major reconstruction after the heavy allied bombing in the Second World War.

The most notable travel experience in my lifetime by far.

Mark Mandell

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#922902 - 02/12/05 02:56 AM Re: 2005 Summer European Piano Tour
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Fasxinating Link Kenny. Thanks for posting this \:\)

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#922903 - 02/12/05 05:19 AM Re: 2005 Summer European Piano Tour
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Thanks Kenny,

Janet had contacted me asking if I could post the information, said I would but didn't get around to it.

Here is a pdf about the tour if anyone wants to download a copy. Just right click and choose "save target as" (remember where you saved it).

It's small, about 125K

European Piano Tour pdf
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