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Summer Arts Intensives

Composition and Improvisation: Beyond the Score

Dates: June 11-19, 2022

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Academy of Fortepiano Performance

The Academy of Fortepiano Performance is expanding its offerings in the world of historical pianos, while adapting to the current realities of COVID-19. This workshop 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. 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. Instruction will address technique, stylistically informed interpretation of classical and early-Romantic repertoire, and piano construction and maintenance. In addition, several lectures  and demonstrations will highlight a variety of performance practice topics. Daily individual instrumental lessons are complemented by group demonstrations, and the week-long study culminates in a final student concert in Weisberg Hall.
Hosted by the Catskill Mountain Foundation Piano Performance Museum in Hunter, NY, this unique Academy benefits from a gorgeous natural setting, convenient and comfortable lodging and meals, and a beautiful and intimate concert hall, which will be the setting for faculty and student performances.
The Academy is open to college and conservatory students, professionals, and adult amateurs. Advanced high school students are welcome with a parent or chaperone. Auditors are also welcome for all events for a daily fee.  



Concerts take place at the Doctorow Center for the Arts, 7971 Main Street, Village of Hunter

All tickets are $25. Click on the links below to purchase tickets.

Resident Artist Concert
Viennese Masters and Ukrainian Dreams: Fortepiano Music from the 18th and 19th Centuries

Saturday, June 11, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Featuring AFP Faculty members Audrey Axinn, Yiheng Yang, Maria Rose, and guest Sylvia Berry

The sound world of the Viennese masters like Mozart and Schubert is recreated as the music is performed on the instruments of their time. Viennese influence stretched to the cultural life of Ukraine, as will be heard in the music of Ukrainian composers Dmitri Bortnianskij and Mykola Lysenko.

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Guest Artist Concert
Pierre Goy & Friends: A Fortepiano Concert

Saturday, June 18, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Pierre Goy returns from Switzerland for his second concert at the Doctorow Center.  He will be joined by some of the young artists who are attending the AFP workshop.

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Masterclasses and workshops

June 13: Masterclass by Sylvia Berry

June 14: Historical Improvisation Workshop by John Mortenson

June 16: "Galant Continuo" Workshop by Therese de Goede

June 17: Masterclass by Pierre Goy

Daily Lessons, Practice Time, and Open Classes on a wide collection of historical fortepianos



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