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Academy of Fortepiano Performance, Catskill Mountain Foundation, PO Box 924, 7971 Main Street, Hunter, NY 12442

Academy of Fortepiano Performance 


Explore piano music on period instruments

An inspiring and practical immersion into the world of historical pianos, in the heart of the Catskill Mountains

Watch a brief video of the 2022 Academy:

The 2023 Academy took place May 28 to June 5 with new exciting events, including guest faculty member Andrew Willis, as well as a Masterclasses and performances by Robert Levin (U.S.) and Keiko Shichijo (Netherlands).

NEW in 2023: Workshop for Singers and Fortepianists

  An additional workshop for fortepianists and singers was offered from June 6 to June 12 by internationally known early music singer and master pedagogue Drew Minter (Vassar College) with Academy faculty members 

See the Academy of Fortepiano Performance page. 



International Fortepiano Salon Series


Virtually connecting fortepiano lovers from all around the world 

Hosted by Maria Rose and Yi-heng Yang

Salon #16 on Sunday September 10, 2023 at 2.00 pm EDT

"Guests at the Table: New Voices from the 18th c. Galant"

For more information see



Unique opportunity for those interested in learning about tuning and maintaining historical pianos!
May 25-27 2023

Following last year's success, the second Piano Technicians Workshop will be offered at the Museum, directed by Masayuki Maki and Richard Hester.
For information on next year's workshop please contact

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