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Featuring Guest Host Andrew Willis, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Date: Saturday, June 26, 2021
Time: 8:00pm EDT
Streamed LIVE on Facebook and YouTube
Tickets: FREE

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International Fortepiano Salon #6: Why Cristofori Matters

The Catskill Mountain Foundationís Piano Performance Museum presents the Academy of Fortepiano Performance International Fortepiano Salon Series

Hosted by AFP faculty members Maria Rose and Yi-heng Yang

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

Guest Host for Salon #6: Fortepianist Andrew Willis, Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro

In 1700 Bartolomeo Cristofori launched a revolution in keyboard technology with the invention of the first hammered action, which laid the foundation for all subsequent developments in piano construction.

Cristofori's action and its lasting influence will be discussed in a brief illustrated lecture. Performances on replicas of the first types of pianos with Cristofori's action will be followed by piano music on instruments by the great builders who followed in Cristofori's footsteps: Silbermann, Broadwood, Walter, Pleyel, and BŲsendorfer. Pianists Andrew Willis, Nathan Mondry, Stephanie Schmidt, Mengfei Xu, and Robin Morace will be heard in works of Alberti, J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Corri, Chopin, Clara Schumann, and Mondry.

A Zoom reception will follow the event.



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