Designed by acclaimed naval architect Ron Holland, the yacht will astound you with her performance and craftsmanship.
Headquartered in Ft. Collins, Colorado, U.S.A., the International Keyboard Odyssiad® & Festival (IKOF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting new generations of keyboard artists through an internationally linked competition and festival. The IKOF is hosted annually in the U.S.A. and exported to music schools in different countries around the world through a network of participating member associates. The International Keyboard Odyssiad® & Festival in each member country hosts its own competition and festival under license of the U.S.A. Headquarters that provides a turnkey operation for distribution to member associates.
The IKOF supports the exchange of keyboard students and faculty via scholarships and fellowships, conferences, workshops, master classes, and performance opportunities around the world. Unique in its vision, format, and global outreach, the IKOF is designed for young musicians, teachers, distinguished amateurs, patrons, sponsors, and audiences that love the piano and its repertoire.
The 2015 International Keyboard Odyssiad® & Festival, U.S.A. is presented in conjunction with the Summer Keyboard Institute (SKI/Colorado). The event features a series of recitals, special topic presentations on repertoire, performance, and pedagogy, master classes by guest artists and SKI/Colorado faculty, and a live audience for the International Keyboard Odyssiad® & Festival, U.S.A. Special SKI/Colorado guest artists for 2015 include Olga Kern, Van Cliburn Gold Medalist, appearing as a benefit for her foundation "Aspiration," and her young son, Vladik, a preparatorystudent at the Juilliard School; Van Cliburn Silver Medalist, Valery Kuleshov; 2012 Odyssiad® Silver Medalist, Johnandrew Slominski; and 2014 Odyssiad® Gold Medalist, Takako Tokuda, performing with Hsing-ay Hsu, William Kapell Silver Medalist.
Other guest artists and judges include pianists Oscar Macchioni, Christopher Hatton, Professor Liyun Yang and Cecilia Huang from Guangzhou, China, along with three orchestral conductors and three young concerto soloist for the “Conductors Collaborating on Concerti” session. Special guest conductor for 2015 is Grzegorz Nowak, Associate Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic in London, England, renown for 80 orchestral recordings. Visit the Guest Artist page on this site for a complete list.
Port – Portofino, Italy
Guests – 5
Crew – 3, including chef
Design – Discovery 67
Length – 67'
Guest Cabins – 2
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