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

Academy of Fortepiano Performance Public Events

May 25, 2024

Classical Music: When the Piano Was Young

Doctorow Center for the Arts

Faculty members from the Academy of Fortepiano Performance perform a concert on pianos from the collection of the Piano Performance Museum.

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May 28, 2024

Lecture/Concert: Toccatas and Fantasies, with Julian Jenson

CMF Piano Performance Museum

Hear music history’s most beloved composers at their most experimental and creative in this program of toccatas and fantasies across time.

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May 30, 2024

Lecture/Concert: Historical Improvisation, with Nicola Canzano

CMF Piano Performance Museum

A leading exponent of historical improvisation, Nicola Canzano will explain his process and provide demonstrations of this art form.

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