Oberlin, April 30, 2015 — Beginning in the fall of 2015, three piano students will be selected from a worldwide pool of applicants to take part in the Oberlin-Como Piano Academy, a two-year program at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music which will result in the awarding of an artist diploma. Oberlin Conservatory Dean Andrea Kalyn and the piano faculty announced the new program today.
Based in a 17th century palace on Italy’s Lake Como, the International Piano Academy Lake Como was created in 2002 by William Naboré and Martha Argerich. The academy is dedicated to developing young pianists without regard to financial resources or country of origin.
Each year, three Oberlin-Como Fellows will live at Oberlin and study with Oberlin faculty as well as with Como Academy faculty, who will hold four, one-week residencies on campus annually. Read an Oberlin Conservatory press release here with more details and application information.
Photo by Tanya Rosen-Jones: Como Academy co-founder William Naboré (third from right) with Dean Andrea Kalyn (standing, center) and members of the Oberlin piano faculty. (Seated, from left: Monique Duphil, Peter Takács, and Angela Cheng. Standing, from left: Alvin Chow, Philip Highfill, Kalyn, Naboré, Haewon Song, and Robert Shannon.)