An inspiring and practical immersion into the world of historical pianos

The Academy of Fortepiano Performance, now in its 7th year, is a perfect introduction for pianists who have an interest in playing early instruments, as well as an intensive study opportunity for experienced students of period performance practice.

Group of historic pianos on stage at Doctorow

Led by renowned performers and specialists, students will participate in lessons, master classes, and workshops supported by plentiful access to pianos from the 18th and 19th century or their modern replicas. Daily individual instrumental lessons are complemented by group demonstrations, and the week-long study culminates in a final student concert.

Three students performing on stage

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