The IBLA Foundation in New York City organizes annual music competitions for pianists, singers, instrumentalists and composers which takes place in Ragusa Ibla, Italy. Winners have been presented in prestigious venues such Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center Alice Tully Hall, Tokyo Opera City Hall, Tchaikovsky Bolshoi Hall in Moscow as well as other prestigious venues in the USA, Canada, Europe, Russia, Indonesia and Japan.
La IBLA Foundation di New York City organizza un concorso per pianisti, cantanti, strumentisti e compositori che si tiene ogni anno a Ragusa Ibla in Sicilia. I vincitori sono stati presentati presso il Lincoln Center Alice Tully Hall e la Carnegie Hall di New York City, Tokyo Opera City Hall, Tchaikovsky Bolshoi Hall di Mosca oltre ad altre prestigiose Università negli USA, Canada, Europa, Russia, Indonesia e Giappone.
"The sunbaked island of Sicily, the largest and historically richest in the Mediterranean, is the scene of the annual IBLA GRAND PRIZE, a piano competition held in a hall buried among the clusters of 17th and 18th century stone buildings that crowd the little threads of streets.
The rocky town of only 80,000 lies just a few miles from where Ionian and Mediterranean meet at Sicily's southern most tip. Hearing piano-playing in this kind of setting is amazing. It is like the opening of an ornate and ancient casket only to find it stocked with glittering gems."
-Gordon Sparber, Winston-Salem Journal, NC, USA
Board of Directors
New York Chairwoman
Baronessa Mariuccia Zerilli Marimo'
'Beyond these Walls'
a documentary about Baronessa Zerilli Marimo'
International Jury Chairman
Lady Dewi Sukarno
Lady Dewi Sukarno IBLA Award Ceremony in Tokyo
Dewi Sukarno in North Korea
New York Gala Chairs
Steve and Rebecca Madsen
IBLA Little Rock Chairwoman
Dr. Alan Storeygard
IBLA Italy Chairs
Dr. Franco & Dr. Cettina Spampinato
IBLA New York Directors
Chie Sato Roden
Dr. Salvatore Moltisanti