Prisicila Navarro, the featured artist for our benefit on Jan. 23, 2014, at 5 pm, just won the Biannual Liszt-Garrison International Piano Competition. Not only did she win the overall Franz Liszt award, she won the prize for best interpretation of an American work and best interpretation of a Liszt work. One of the judges said “She played so incredibly, all of the judges were constantly voting unanimously for her … Her Spanish Rhapsody was one of the best I have ever heard. Schubert-Liszt was so mesmerizing. Bach was incredible and imaginative, I loved the Beethoven, (and that difficult opening of double thirds was so perfect and clear), and the Gershwin songs were just wonderful. Mephisto and Lopez were equally impressive.”
This wonderful 19-year-old Peruvian pianist has been a great friend of the Naples Music Club. Do mark your calendars to attend the benefit and hear this extraordinary talent. She will graduate from FGCU this spring and will be moving to a different part of the country to undertake graduate study in piano performance.