Academy 2020: Schedule of events

Daily private lessons

Chamber music coaching Tuesday through Saturday

All events open to the public--see below for FREE admission events

       Saturday May 23           

Afternoon: Arrival and check-in for students

8.00 pm : Faculty recital at the Evelyn Weisberg Hall

"Conrad Graf: Premier piano builder in 19th-century Vienna"

Audrey Axinn, Maria Rose, Yiheng Yang, and violinist Cynthia Roberts

Featuring winners of the Sfzp Fortepiano Competition 2020


Sunday May 24

12.00 pm: Lecture by Ed Svenson, introducing the 1825 Conrad Graf grand piano, recently acquired by the Doctorow Center Piano Collection


8.00 pm: Pierre Goy recital at the Evelyn Weisberg Hall

"Chopin inspirations and influences"

Piano music by J.N. Hummel, C.M. von Weber, I. Moscheles, and F. Chopin

Original Graf and Pleyel pianos

    Monday May 25            

4.00 pm: Sylvia Berry: Topics of Fortepiano Performance Practice

  Tuesday May 26           

4.00 pm: Suren Barry: Workshop "Improvising cadenzas in Classic piano music"

at the Red Barn

Wednesday May 27    

afternoon: Hiking in the Catskill Mountains

7.30 pm: Maria Rose: Topics of Performance Practice

Thursday May 28          

4.00 pm: Maki Masuyaki: Clavichord lecture

"Finding a little Silence between the Notes"

at the Red Barn

Friday May 29               

2.00 pm: Open Masterclass by Pierre Goy

7.30 pm: Lecture by Laurence Libin

"American Pianos before the Civil War"

Saturday May 30     

     8.00 pm: Student concert at the Evelyn Weisberg Hall FREE

Sunday May 31            

Morning: Breakfast and Departure