The goal of the San Francisco International Music Festival (Sfmf) is to preserve the art form of piano duo by bringing people of all ages together through performance, international festivals, educational experiences and outreach programs. Inspired by the Russian tradition of piano duo festivals, Sfmf sponsors The Milton & Peggy Salkind International Piano Duo Festival, which is the United States’ first and foremost international music festival solely dedicated to the art of the piano duo. The Salkind International Festival spotlights world-class artists in a series of concerts that capture the spirit of similar Russian and Eastern European festivals. The 4th Salkind Festival (July 5-7, 2012), showcased performances by distinguished American and international artists at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The theme of the 2012 Salkind Festival featured a "Parisian Fete" of piano duo music in Paris from 1870 to 1925. The Festival also celebrated Debussy's 150th anniversary as well as a Closing Concert of music and composers with a connection to 1812, 1912 and 2012.
Salkind Festival artists - "Impressionism & Beyond" Concert, July 6, 2012
For information on Festival programs go to the EVENTS page
Video performances from Salkind Festivals are available on the Sfmf Channel on You Tube
Go to the YOUNG ARTISTS page for information and photos on the SALKIND JUNIOR FESTIVAL and the YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERT SERIES.