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What is Art of the Piano?



Awadagin Pratt on his passion project and lifting up young pianists.

An intense + intimate learning experience

  • Learn from the most sought-after teachers and performers in the world
  • Perform in 3 masterclasses
  • Two, 2-hour masterclasses daily; faculty-artist recitals on weekends
  • World-renowned artists in recital
  • Student recitals
  • Focus on Beethoven sonatas and solo works of Liszt – bring them for performance + discussion (not required, but encouraged)
  • Talk to faculty about what’s on your mind in intimate gatherings
  • Use of excellent Hamburg or New York Steinway for masterclasses
  • Unlimited access to excellent practice facilities at an all-Steinway school
  • Learn about + discuss every facet of beginning your career, whether as a performer or a pedagogue

Applications for the 2018 festival are now open!

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Thanks to the remarkable donors at the Art of the Piano Foundation, this festival is free.

Spots are limited to 25.

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