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Summer Arts Intensives

A Practical Immersion Into the World of Fortepianos

Dates: May 28-June 5, 2023

For more information: academyfortepiano.org

2023 Workshop Theme: Style, Affect and Ornamentation

The Academy of Fortepiano Performance 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. 

Memorializing the Masters: Works by Mozart, Hüllmandel, Beethoven, and Clara Schumann
Academy of Fortepiano Performance Festival

Sunday, May 28 @ 8:00 pm
Doctorow Center for the Arts

The renowned faculty of the Academy of Fortepiano Performance will present a diverse program of music played on historical pianos from the Catskill Mountain Foundation Piano Performance Museum, Steven E. Greenstein collection. The sound world of the 18th and 19th century masters is recreated as the music is performed on the instruments of their time.

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