NUME Festival & Academy

5-13 June 2022: Cortona, Italy

Masterclasses with Misha Amory, additional mentorship from Stella Chen, Mi-kyung Lee, and Antonio Lysy

Solo and chamber music performances in the Auditorium Sant'Agostino, Cortona


Solo repertoire:
J.S. Bach Suite 4 (Prelude/Sarabande), Paganini Caprice 21

Chamber repertoire:
Brahms E-flat Sonata, Kodaly Adagio, Smetana String Quartet No. 1 "From my Life"

Mi-kyung Lee, violin (Smetana)
Mischa Nodel, violin (Smetana)
Alex Lau, cello (Smetana)
José Gallardo, piano (Brahms/Kodaly)

Working on Bach with Misha

Taking over the streets of Cortona

Afterglow from our performance of Smetana's 'From my Life' String Quartet

Mid-Kodaly stance

Subtle NUME product placement

Group photo in the courtyard

View of the Tuscan landscape from my room

A well-groomed Italian garden

Impossibly beautiful sunset

Charcoal pasta (yum!!)

Charcuterie (yum!!!)

Bows from the Belcea Quartet after an absolutely breathtaking performance of Shostakovich and Schubert