Welcome, Piccinini Flute Festival

Story by: Deborah Briggs

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This year, for the first time, The Betsy is host hotel for The Marina Piccinini International Masterclass. This is a gathering of virtuoso global flute performers from all over the world, led by Marina Piccinini. The event takes place during the last week of May, 2019.

Marina Piccinini and other master teachers for the Festival will be hosted during their stay on South Beach by The Betsy’s Artist in Residence program carried out under the umbrella of The Betsy Writer's Room.  These artists will join the more than 800 other visiting artists that have been hosted by the hotel over the past few years.


An opening concert for the festival will be held at New World Symphony Center on May 23, 2019 at 8 PM and will feature Betsy Artists in Residence Marina Piccinini with award-winning guitarist Meng Su (Meng Su). 



On May 30, at 12 PM, The Betsy is proud to present the closing concert event for The Marina Piccinini International Masterclass. This event is free and open to the public and will be held at The Betsy Hotel in The Gallery, Art Deco Wing. All participating students in the Festival and selected visiting artists will perform.


RANDOM ACTS OF ART TOO: There will also be random acts of art during the festival. If you’re planning to visit at that time, look out on property for unexpected performances by flute duos, trios, and quartets – between May 23 and 30, 2019 – on Miami Beach.

Marina Piccinini
For questions on The Betsy’s Arts and Culture programs contact Sandra Rovira [email protected] - Arts and Culture Coordinator