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Women Composers: The Salonnière and The Piano in the 18th-19th Centuries

Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Time: 2:00pm EST (7:00pm GMT, 8:00pm Europe)
Streamed LIVE on Facebook and YouTube
Tickets: FREE

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International Fortepiano Salon #4: Co-Hosted by Patricia Garcia-Gil

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.

Many women composers and pianists were well known in the music circles and salons of their time but were forgotten soon after their death. The women whose works we present today were all in their time although they published few of their piano compositions. Salons were usually held by prominent women or Salonnières. Their guests discussed literature, philosophy, music, art and shared their views and opinions. The Salon provided a unique opportunity for female artists to share their knowledge and skills on a semi-public platform--and in some cases the Salonnière was the artist herself, who organized private concerts. Today's program includes music by Madame Brillon, Marianne von Martinez, Marianne von Auenbrugger, Hélène de Montgeroult, Maria Szymanowska, Fanny Mendelssohn, and Pauline Viardot.

​The Salon Series will continue on a monthly basis, with subsequent events in May, June and in the fall of 2021. Each Salon will be led by invited internationally renowned guest artists from around the U.S. and the world, including China. 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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