The Catskill Mountain Foundation’s Piano Performance Museum


The Academy of Fortepiano Performance
International Fortepiano Salon Series
Salon #1: Saturday, January 30th, 8 pm EST 
 “Meet My Piano”:  Fortepianos in our living rooms and museums
Hosted from the New York Catskills by AFP faculty members
Maria Rose and Yi-heng Yang

       The International Fortepiano Salon Series presents informal online performances and discussions with fortepi­ano students and professionals anywhere, hosted by AFP faculty and guest artists around the world. 

       The first International Fortepiano Salon, "Meet My Piano", will be a free virtual gathering via Zoom on Saturday, January 30th at 8 PM EST. Faculty members Maria Rose and Yi-heng Yang will moderate the hour-long event, starting with brief performances on different fortepianos from their own homes, and also introducing the newly acquired 1826 Graf Piano at the Piano Performance Museum in Hunter, NY. Following this introduction, selected participants will perform short pieces of their choice from their homes, or talk about their pianos. All attendees can submit written questions or ask them live during the Q and A portions of the Salon. Professionals, fortepiano students, and classical music lovers are invited to register for this informal workshop-setting and exchange of ideas at Those who are interested in performing or presenting their own piano, please apply to with a brief bio and description of the music and piano to be presented. Participation is limited due to time restraints, but all are invited to apply. For more information, please visit or this website.


       The Salon Series will continue on a monthly basis, with subsequent events in February, March, April, May, and through the summer months of 2021. Each Salon will be led by invited internationally renowned guest artists from, among other countries, China and Switzerland. Look here for updates.

We will start at 8 PM EST, 5PM PST, 9AM (China) for Salon #1. 

Salon #2 will be at 2 pm Eastern Time, Saturday, February 27th, 2021. 

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