The Catskill Mountain Foundation’s Piano Performance Museum


The Academy of Fortepiano Performance
International Fortepiano Salon Series
Past events:
Salon #1: Saturday, January 30 2021, 8 pm EST
Hosts: Yiheng Yang and Maria Rose
"Meet my Piano"













Salon #2: Saturday, February 27, 2 pm EST 
Guest host: Matthew Bengtson from Ann Arbor, Michigan
"From Ann Arbor to Florence and Vienna"

Salon #3: Saturday, March 27, 3 pm EDT

Host: Pierre Goy, Geneva, Switzerland

"Beethoven according to Moscheles: Legato playing, pedalling and piano traditions in the 19th century"

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Salon #4: Saturday, April 24, 2 pm EDT

"Women composers: the Salonnière and the piano in the 18th-19th century."

Guest host: Patricia Garcia Gil

From the Accademia Bartolomeo Cristofori in Florence, Italy

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Salon #5: Saturday, May 22, 9 pm EDT

Pioneers: Fortepianos in China

Hosts: Audrey Axinn, Yuan Sheng, Yuehan Wang; Tianjin/Beijing, China

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Salon #6: Saturday, June 26, 8 pm EDT

Why Cristofori Matters

Host: Andrew Willis, Greensboro, North Carolina

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Salon #7: Saturday, October 30, 8 pm EDT 
"Highlights from the 2021 AFP Workshop"

Co-Hosts: Audrey Axinn, Maria Rose, and Yiheng Yang

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Salon #8: Saturday, January 29, 2 pm, EST 

"Improvisation in Historical Styles: Reviving a Lost Practice"

with guest artists John Mortensen, Nicola Canzano, Julian Jenson, and Gili Loftus

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Salon #9: Saturday, March 19, 3 pm, EDT 

"Beethoven and Freedom of Speech"

This salon, hosted from the couple's home in Schiedam (NL) will present a talk by Bart van Oort on the role of speech patterns in Classical Performance Practice; as well as a performance of Beethoven's sonata, op. 27 no. 2 ("Moonlight") by Petra Somlai, and a performance by Maciej Skrzeczkowski of movements from a sonata by Polish composer Franciszek Lessel (1780-1838). 

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Salon #10: Saturday, April 23, 8 pm, EDT 

"The fortepiano connection: From Amsterdam to Japan and Boston"

With guests Sylvia Berry and Chie Hirai

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Salon #11: Sunday. October, 2 pm, EDT 

Historical Improvisation: The next generation

With Nathan Mondry and Suren Barry

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