The 2022 Art of the Piano festival

- which we'll preview together over the next few weeks - features a lot of new directions in music, an outgrowth of the StillPoint project which commissioned 7 composers to write for Awadagin Pratt in various combinations with string orchestra and Roomful of Teeth. As such, our 2021 offerings will be hosted on the StillPoint site.

Concerts and Events

Sunday May 23, 2021

AWADAGIN PRATT

6:00 PM 7:00 PM

Awadagin Pratt with the world premiere of Castillo Interior by Pēteris Vasks.

Friday May 28, 2021

YOUNG-AH TAK, TANYA GABRIELIAN + ANGELA JEONG HYUN KIM

6:00 PM 7:00 PM

Pianists + composers Young-Ah Tak, Tanya Gabrielian and Angela Jeong Hyun Kim share their music in conversation with Awadagin Pratt.

Saturday May 29, 2021

MARK RABIDEAU, ALVIN SINGLETON + JEREMY AJANI JORDAN

6:00 PM 7:00 PM

Mark Rabideau discusses the process of making an album; pianists/composers Alvin Singleton, and Jeremy Ajani Jordan share their music in conversation with Awadagin Pratt.

Friday June 4, 2021

LERA AUERBACH + TYSHAWN SOREY

6:00 PM 7:00 PM

Pianists and composers Lera Auerbach and Tyshawn Sorey share their music in conversation with Awadagin Pratt.

Saturday June 5, 2021

STEPHEN PRUTSMAN + AARON DIEHL

6:00 PM 7:00 PM

Pianists and composers Stephen Prutsman and Aaron Diehl share their music in conversation with Awadagin Pratt.

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.

 

Your support of AoP helps gives aspiring young musicians around the world an opportunity to study, play and learn from the world’s greatest living piano masters at no cost to them, and also supports our Faculty Artist series.

A free virtual series of performances and discussions with today’s most notable concert artists, rising artists, and pedagogues. Hosted by AoP artistic director, Awadagin Pratt.

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

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“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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