In 2000, Ilya Itin performed 12 Rachmaninov Preludes at his Festival debut. At the time he wrote, "In the world of Rachmaninov everything happens on a grand scale; not for the lack of humility but for the sheer abundance of everything." Such will surely be the case in an evening concert dedicated to these intricate compositions.
This concert will be professionally recorded for possible release by Video Artists International (VAI). Through these single-composer recordings by pianists who are considered masters of interpretation, the Miami International Piano Festival hopes to create the definitive library that will serve as the standard reference for generations to come.