About Art of the Piano

The Art of the Piano festival brings together the world’s most celebrated faculty instructors, a class of future master pianists, and audiences of music lovers for three weeks of performances, classes, and a shared passion for the piano.

Purchase all-inclusive passes, weekly passes, or tickets to individual performances on our Tickets & Concerts page.


A Festival Inspired By The Masterclasses of Franz Liszt

Composer Franz Liszt hosted masterclasses in which pianists would gather to watch and listen as Liszt taught one student at a time. It is in that spirit that Awadagin Pratt founded the Art of the Piano annual festival. It is his vision to recreate an environment where expert-level artists can work to build the profile and artistry of talented, budding players.

How You Can Get Involved in the Festival

The Art of the Piano is all about igniting our passion for the piano in a relaxed, inspiring supportive way. If you’re a music lover, our many hours of master classes and recitals will energize your creative instincts – you can buy tickets here.

The Festival For Young Artists

If you’re a pianist interested in auditioning to participate in our Young Artist Program, or want to know more about the festival, check out the Young Artists section for application information, FAQs about the program, and previous season rosters.

You’re of course also wanting to know which faculty-artists will be here this summer. You can find out here:

The Festival for Attendees

If you’re passionate about the piano – or simply great music played by great artists – we have hours and hours of concerts, master classes, and Young Artist performances to inspire and engage you. Check out our ticketing page for schedules and other information.

The Festival for Patrons/Donors

This festival is made possible through the generous efforts of our donors. If you would like to support the Art of the Piano Foundation and the annual summer festival, we and our Young Artists thank you very much.

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