Middleburg Music Fest International’s inaugural event consisted of a piano recital featuring Russian pianists Nikita Fitenko and Katerina Zaitseva. The pianists performed compositions by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Alexander Rosenblatt, Nikolai Medtner, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Frédéric Chopin. The program was executed on a Bosendorfer concert grand piano donated for the event by Chris Syllaba, CEO of Jordan Kitt’s Music.

This new initiative’s goal is to offer a musical event that will become a globally recognized cultural institution by inviting the participation of the most internationally acclaimed masters of the keyboard and also those considered unquestionably rising starts in the world of the piano.

— Miguel Diaz, founder and chairman of the Middleburg Music Fest International

The piano recital took place Sunday, Nov. 13, at 3 p.m. in the Bluemont Ballroom at Salamander Resort & Spa.

The patrons of the event included Salamander Resort, Jordan Kitt’s Music, Greenhill
Winery & Vineyards, and Boxwood Estate Winery.

The Middleburg Music Fest International is a nonprofit performing arts initiative that seeks the preservation, awareness and promotion of classical, jazz and contemporary music, and specifically those compositions that highlight the role of the piano as a solo performance instrument or as part of any assembled group of musical instruments. In the future, the festival will also have an educational component.

Find them on Facebook at facebook.com/middleburgmusicfest.

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