Save the dates: 2022 festival, live.

July 6 – 24, 2022

Recitals + Masterclasses
  • Stillpoint: Awadagin Pratt plays all new works from his upcoming album live w/A Roomful of Teeth and A Far Cry
  • Conrad Tao
  • Stephen Prutsman
  • Michelle Cann + Thomas Mesa
  • Jeremy Ajani Jordan
  • Mikael Darmani
  • Aaron Diehl
  • Alexander Korsantia
  • Angela Kim
  • Lera Auerbach
  • Jessie Montgomery
  • Judd Greenstein
  • Paola Prestini
Also: 5 recitals by our talented Young Artists, in residence from around the world!


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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. 

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.


Think of it as an old fashioned radio show where Awadagin opines on possibly any and everything. So far he has discussed a bit about Beethoven, BIA, (Black in America), and now “Words on Fire”–a show about Words, Music, and Fire. Every episode is organized in a different format, and will come out so far–at least in Covid-times–… quarterly 🙂

Recent News

Karakulidi Takes 3rd at Olga Kern

Karakulidi Takes 3rd at Olga Kern

2018 Art of the Piano Young Artist + Enlight Prize winner has taken third place at the second triennial Olga Kern CompetitionSimon Karakulidi, 2018 Young Artist and Enlight Prize winner, took 3rd prize at the Second Triennial Olga Kern International Piano Competition....

Gagliano Wins US Chopin Competition

Gagliano Wins US Chopin Competition

2018 Art of the Piano Young Artist has won first prize at the 10th National Chopin Competition in Miami.Avery Gagliano, 2018 Young Artist, has won first prize at the 10th National Chopin Competition in Miami. 25 young pianists from around the world descended on Miami...

Art of the Piano is a festival created to raise the level of artistry for young pianists.  It’s a platform for them to work with the world’s leading artists and teachers, to perfect recital and competition repertoire.  Art of the Piano is a fantastic place to be inspired, learn new ideas, go home a better musician.

~Awadagin Pratt


“You can’t see music as it passes through the air.  You can’t grasp it and hold on to it.  You can’t smell it. You can’t taste it.  But it has a most powerful effect on most people.  And that is a wondrous thing to contemplate.”

- Leon Fleisher

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