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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 will take 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 is 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 #13 on Sunday January 29, 2023 at 2.00 pm

"Pianos and the Salon in the 18th Century"


Featuring Rebecca Cypess and Marcia Hadjimarkos

see Salon Series page


Salon #12 took place on Saturday, November 19, 2022

An American Fortepiano builder in the Czech Republic:

The Workshop of Paul McNulty and Pianist Viviana Sofronitsky

Guest host: Audrey Axinn

Due to some technical difficulties during this event we are removing

the links while we edit the video. Please stay tuned for a new link!


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

Photographs by Christian De Luca, Zuguang Xiao, and Peng Lin

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