I am diminished….

The music world lost a great man on Sunday. Dr. Mark P. Malkovich III, artistic director of the Newport Music Festival, died in a car accident in Minnesota. I also lost a dear friend and mentor. The words of the title of this post were uttered by Leonard Bernstein when he learned of the […]

Newport Music Festival – Greatest Music Festival in the world

I’m a huge fan of the festival, having first gone in 1980. It’s the classical music festival, held inside the mansions in Newport RI. It is a treasure of the music world due to it’s wonderful, unique programming and the supremely high level of the playing and players. Of course, it’s mostly due to Dr. Dr. Dr. Mark Malkovich, who has run it for something like 30 years.



This year it takes place from July 10-26 and if you can possibly go, you should.

Here is a list of the pianists performing this year:


Greatest Music Festival in the World!

The Newport Music Festival in Newport RI is the best festival in the world, at least in my opinion. I’ve been going there for close to 30 years, first as a Bosendorfer technician, then as Yamaha Artist Services Director, now as friend.

The magic of the festival is the genius of it’s General Director Mark […]