May 22, 2023 I Event
Blues Angel Music’s Rising Star to Perform in Italy
Blues Angel Music announced that Parker Wolf, one of the organization’s Rising Stars, will perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall in June of this year and then he and his family will travel to Italy to the Todi International Music Masters Music Festival for Advanced Pianists. This will be Wolf’s second time performing at Carnegie Hall and first trip to Italy. The Blues Angel Music Foundation will host a benefit concert featuring Wolf at 6 p.m. on June 23 at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Pensacola to raise money for travel expenses.
Wolf has been taking piano lessons with Daniel Nagy since the age of four. By the time he was eight, he had won the John Leatherwood Concerto Competition and played alongside the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. Wolf performed at the 2018 Florida Federation of Music Club’s Convention Concert and has been a guest artist at multiple recitals for the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra Guild and the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra Guild.
Receiving an invitation to the Todi Music Masters International Piano Festival for Advanced Pianists is a prestigious opportunity for even the most accomplished pianist. During his 15 days in Italy, Wolf will learn from the most talented pianists in the world, perform with an orchestra and in solo recitals. Concert pianists and pedagogues of international renown will be working with Parker and other piano students in public master classes.
“I’ve watched Parker play for years, and it’s just a delight,” said Nan DeStafney, executive director of the Blues Angel Music Foundation. “He plays and wins at college level competitions! I’m so excited for him to be able to play Carnegie Hall again and then right to Italy. I feel fortunate the foundation can help make it happen.”
The Blues Angel Music Foundation is a Pensacola, Florida-based nonprofit organization focused on promoting music education and therapy throughout the lifespan of every individual it touches. The foundation does work providing instruments, lessons, scholarships and encouragement to children who might not otherwise have an opportunity to benefit from music’s effects on the brain and body. Additionally, the foundation works with local senior and memory care centers to help people with dementia and Alzheimer’s through the use of music therapy.