"In her interpretations there was the necessary mix of brio and tenderness, of fire and introspective melancholy, of strength and delicacy, a simplicity that only those genuinely endowed are able to master."
~ La Capital, Rosario, Argentina
~ La Capital, Rosario, Argentina
~ NEWLY RELEASED CD ON THE STEINWAY & SONS LABEL: ~
Argentine-American pianist Mirian Conti's second recording on the Steinway & Sons label showcases an irresistibly affecting selection of music from her native land. Her album Nostalgias Argentinas features works that are undeniably rich but rarely heard outside Argentina. Interweaving the influences of folk traditions, classical music, popular songs and, of course, the tango, these deeply evocative, often bittersweet pieces range from the 20th-century Romanticism of such composers as Carlos Guastavino and Carlos Lopez Buchardo to a more modern strain of composition by Pedro Saenzand Gilardo Gilardi to the sophisticated contemporary tango of Horacio Salgan. Like Chopin and Rachmaninoff, these are composers who wrote brilliantly for the piano, says Conti: "Their music reveals a deep feel for the instrument and how to use all its resources to achieve rich sonorities and vivid colors."Conti's own ability to conjure magic from the keyboard has been recognized far and wide. La Capital of Argentina has said: "In Conti's interpretations, there is the necessary mix of brio and tenderness, of fire and introspective melancholy, of strength and delicacy, a simplicity that only those genuinely endowed are able to master." ~ Crossover Media
"I suspect you will be unfamiliar with most of the music in this recording, as I certainly was, but it will nonetheless
enchant you upon your very first hearing." ~ Victor Carr Jr, ClassicsToday.com
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M.M. & I Management Announces Exclusive Management of Pianist Mirian Conti for
North America, South America and Europe – Now Booking 2012-2013 Season
New York, NY - M.M & I Management has announced their exclusive management and representation of internationally renowned pianist and recording artist Mirian Conti for
North America, South America and Europe. They are now booking her 2012-2013 concert season through their offices in
New York, Buenos Aires and Milan.
November 17th, Juilliard School
The Argentine-American Ms. Conti, a prolific recording artist, has garnered rave reviews for her recent CD release of the Complete Chopin Mazurkas on the newly created Steinway label. Her 17 recordings cover an array of styles, composers and labels. In addition to standard classical works, her repertoire is impressively wide and varied including music from Spain, Latin America and North America. Many 20th and 21st century composers have written works for her, including Samuel Zyman, David Diamond, James Cohn, Katherine Hoover, Michael White, Phillip Ramey, and Benjamin Lees and she has premiered works of Vincent Persichetti, Morton Gould and Paul Bowles.
Actively involved in the music education of young pianists, she has for many years been creating and directing competition, festivals and marathons in the U.S. and South America, and has awarded scholarships and prizes to further the musical education of these young musicians. She also participates as adjudicator of major international competitions and is currently on the faculty of the Evening Division at The Juilliard School where she graduated with a BM and MM and was recognized in 2005 as one their "100 Outstanding Alumni".
"An engaging concert and lecture performer, she enlivens the audience with her charismatic personality".