Art of the Piano is an intimate festival created and led by pianist Awadagin Pratt. It’s a platform for learning from the world’s leading artists and teachers, to perfect recital and competition repertoire, and to have a quiet, beautiful place to practice + learn.
Launched in 2011, the festival is inspired by the generous masterclasses of Franz Liszt. In this format, all the lessons are masterclasses. There are meals and gatherings with the faculty to discuss music making. A general openness is fostered in an exceptionally supportive environment.
An Enlight Prize of $3000.00, together with a recital on the 2018-2019 Salon 21 Series will go to the pianist who most embodies the spirit of the festival in terms of the beauty and brilliance of their playing , as well as their generosity of spirit. A runner up will also be selected, with a prize of $1500.