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Del Piccolo donates grand piano

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Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival is accustomed to presenting the gift of fine music for Summit County each year. What it is not accustomed to is receiving a fine musical gift as a present.

Lou Del Piccolo, a longtime supporter of the Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival, recently approached the president of Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival, Evie Lau to donate a grand piano. This piano is to be offered for sale, with the proceeds to benefit Alpenglow’s annual Chamber Music Festival.

A scholarship is awarded annually by Alpenglow to a promising local music student as encouragement for them to realize their dreams. This scholarship is funded by the formal concerts and soirees held during the festival. Last year’s scholarship winner was Luke Fatora of Silverthorne, an exceptionally gifted performer, who

is now attending the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

This generous gift to Alpenglow was given by

Del Piccolo in memory of his late wife, Silvana.

This piano, which is in excellent condition, is an ebony Baldwin Model L (6 ft.) Grand, and it’s currently located in Silverthorne. The piano is available for inspection by appointment. If you are interested in examining the piano, call (970) 262-1772 or e-mail

The Festival Board extends a special thank you to Del Piccolo and to all supporters who make this exceptional musical experience possible.

This year’s Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival will occur Sept. 13-19 and will include two formal subscription concerts, two fabulous private soirees in local homes and other special events.

The Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival began in 1998, and is incorporated as a nonprofit organization with a goal of performing the great masterworks of the chamber music repertoire at the highest level. In 2010, audiences will continue to be treated to performances of great chamber music under the artistic direction of Edward Arron, the energetic and masterful cellist who has been with the festival for several years. This year’s season features five world-class musicians, including pianist and Steinway artist Reiko Aizawa who has performed with the Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival since its beginning. More information on Alpenglow is available on

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