Poets of the Piano and More: International Keyboard Institute and Festival


From July 17-31, the International Keyboard Institute, founded by Mannes alumnus and faculty member Jerome Rose, will feature performances by world-renowned pianists, master classes, and symposia. Two concert series will take place this year: the Prestige Series featuring accomplished young artists from around the world, many of them recent winners of major international competitions including the Chopin, Liszt, E-Competition, Rubinstein, and Paderewski; and the Masters Series featuring guest artists and faculty.

This year many of the guest artist faculty will not only perform but also lead master classes for Mannes faculty and students. Those making their Masters Series debuts are Dmitri Alexeev, Denis Kozhukhin, Jon Nakamatsu and Xiayin Wang. Returning to give a recital and master class are Akiko Ebi, Marc-Andr√© Hamelin, Cyprien Katsaris, Alexander Kobrin, HaeSun Paik, Yuan Sheng and Mykola Suk. David Dubal returns to give a lecture, “Liszt: A Life of Greatness.”

In addition, this year the Festival will honor the 200th anniversary of the birth of Franz Liszt with much of the piano repertoire recited for performance in his honor. Alan Walker, the author of a three-volume biography of Liszt, will give a lecture on the Saturday mid-point of the Festival: “Liszt and the Keyboard.” Walker also joins host David Dubal at the Sunday mid-point of the Festival for an event, “An Afternoon with Alan Walker.”

For a detailed schedule of program information, evening events, master classes, and admissions please visit: www.ikif.org or call 212.580.0210 x4858.