iPalpiti Artists International was founded in 1997 by renowned violinists and music educators, Eduard and Laura Schmieder. iPalpiti [pronounced ‘ee-PAHL-pit-
This is the 3rd year for the Encinitas concerts. “It was a remarkable experience for Eduard and myself, particularly seeing the pride among audience members after last year’s performances,”
The Encinitas concerts will feature Irakli Tsadaia, violinist from Georgia (USSR), Catharina Chen, violinist from Norway, Midori Maruyama, violist from Japan, Jacob Shaw, cellist from the United Kingdom/Denmark, and Timothy Durkovic, pianist from Guatemala/USA. For complete biographies on the musicians, visit: www.iPalpiti.org.
“We select musicians for their talent corresponding with iPalpiti’s mission of peace and understanding through music. Talent comes first, then personality. The camaraderie is unprecedented. There is no competition whatsoever between musicians, there is a remarkable friendship and professional respect between all of them,” said Schmieder.
An example, Schmieder adds, is Jacob Shaw, a cellist from the UK. “Jacob is the founder and director of the Musique de Chambre en Charent [festival] in southwest France,” she said. “This is his sixth season with iPalpiti artists. This is our mission: to create a cultural network among world-class musicians.”
The soloists arrive on July 8 with dinner at Moonlight Beach. “We want them to enjoy their time in Encinitas and dinner on the beach is the perfect start,” said Gilliam. Rehearsals begin later that night; they present their first concert two days later. All rehearsals are scheduled at the Encinitas Library. iPalpiti Music Director Eduard Schmieder will mentor the musicians for their Encinitas concerts. “The opportunity to experience Downtown Encinitas for five days will be a blast for the soloists, while hearing them in concert will be a thrill for Encinitas audiences,” said Dody Crawford, Encinitas 101 Executive Director. The musicians will stay at the McNeill Guest House, one block south of the library, and eat in downtown restaurants.
Encinitas concert tickets are $15 and may be purchased online at www.encinitas.tix.com, by calling (800) 595-4849, or at the door. For concert information, visit: www.encinitasca.gov/