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The Academy of Fortepiano Performance International Fortepiano Salon Series

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Time: 2:00pm EST (11:00am PST, 8:00pm Europe)
Streamed LIVE on Facebook and YouTube (link will be emailed prior to the Salon). Please email live@catskillmtn.org if you are having trouble or have not received instructions.
Tickets: FREE, but registration is required.

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Donations to the Catskill Mountain Foundation are encouraged...please choose the amount you'd like to give when you register.

From Ann Arbor to Florence and Vienna

The International Fortepiano Salon Series presents informal free online performances and discussions with fortepi­ano students and professionals anywhere, hosted by AFP faculty and guest artists around the world.

The first International Fortepiano Salon, "Meet My Piano", on Saturday, January 30th was a great success—more than 80 people joined us from as far away as California, Switzerland, and China. Faculty members Maria Rose and Yi-heng Yang introduced the series and performed brief fortepiano pieces from their home, they also introduced the Academy of Fortepiano Performance and played an excerpt from their concert on the newly acquired 1826 Graf Piano at the Piano Performance Museum in Hunter, NY. Participants included Matthew Bengtson, Charles Metz in California, and Audrey Vardanega in New York City; playing works by Mozart and Beethoven.

The second Salon will include a more extensive presentation by Matthew Bengtson, Professor of Fortepiano at the University of Michigan, as well as three other performers.

Due to the large interest, we had to move from the Zoom platform to StreamYard, which provided a much better quality of sound and allows us to stream directly to Facebook and YouTube.

​The Salon Series will continue on a monthly basis, with subsequent events in March, April, May, June and in the fall of 2021. Each Salon will be led by invited internationally renowned guest artists from, among other countries, China and Switzerland. Look for updates on www.academyfortepiano.org.

About the Academy of Fortepiano Performance
The Academy of Fortepiano Performance was co-founded by fortepianists Audrey Axinn, Maria Rose, and Yi-heng Yang in 2017 to provide an inspiring and practical immersion into the world of historical performance for students, professionals, amateurs, and audiences. Hosted by the Catskill Mountain Foundation Piano Performance Museum in the idyllic mountain setting of Hunter, New York, the intimate performance hall, impressive piano museum, and comfortable student lodging are all in close proximity to each other and just 2 1/2 hours north of New York City. The Academy is open to students, professionals, and adult amateurs. Auditors are welcome to attend all events.

This event is made possible in part through the support of the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation, Greene County Council on the Arts, d/b/a/ CREATE, and Stewarts Shops.



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