The Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival is unique in the world of piano instruction. A multi-generation international and renowned faculty teaches technique and musicianship in a traditional and innovative context while embracing creative and holistic concepts in learning, health and human potential. We are a tuition-free festival! In our intimate and spectacular environment at USF with all Steinway pianos, everyone has the luxury of a dazzling array of daily lessons, classes and performance opportunities. RPPF is for aspiring college pianists.
The Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival and Friends of Piano is dedicated to helping all RPPF participants and alumni with individual performance and career goals. The Ambassador Performance Series presents RPPF pianists in concert throughout the Tampa Bay area in ten different performance venues during the course of the festival. Also included are two performances at WUSF FM radio live.
Our goal is to help fine young pianists find their unique and distinctive niche in the world of music. All pianists accepted into RPPF take part in the Ambassador Performance Series. RPPF Showcase Concerts are held at USF and are weekend events. They feature RPPF pianists in a more formal setting followed by a reception. Visit rebeccapenneyspianofestival.org for details.
Professor Emerita of Piano at Eastman School of Music, Rebecca Penneys is a recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral soloist, educator and adjudicator. For over 6 decades she has been hailed as a pianist of prodigious talent and has played throughout the USA, East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Europe, Middle East and Canada. Rebecca is a popular guest artist, keynote speaker and teacher nationally and internationally. She has taught international students worldwide for over 50 years. Her current and former students include prizewinners in international competitions, and hold important teaching posts on every continent. She is also Artist-in-Residence at St Pete College and holds a courtesy position as Steinway-Artist-in-Residence at USF. http://rebeccapenneys.com
--"A sensational effect was created by the playing of Rebecca Penneys. She is a genius of the piano.” -Express Wieczorny, Warsaw