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  Salon #1: "Meet My Piano"

with Yi-heng Yang and Maria Rose, fortepianists


Saturday, January 30, 2021
@ 8:00 pm EST
(5:00 pm PST, 9:00 am China)

On Zoom: Tickets are FREE, but pre-registration is requested. Click on Buy Tickets to register.

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 30, 2021 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.

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.

The Salon Series will continue on a bi-monthly basis, with subsequent events in March, May, July, October, and December 2021, led by invited internationally renowned guest artists from, among other countries, China and Switzerland. Look for updates on

About the Academy of Fortepiano Performance
The Academy of Fortepiano Performance was co-founded by fortepianists Audrey Axinn, Maria Rose, and Yi-heng Yang in 2017 to provide an inspiring and practical immersion into the world of historical performance for students, professionals, amateurs, and audiences. Hosted by the Catskill Mountain Foundation Piano Performance Museum in the idyllic mountain setting of Hunter, New York, the intimate performance hall, impressive piano museum, and comfortable student lodging are all in close proximity to each other and just 2 1/2 hours north of New York City. The Academy is open to students, professionals, and adult amateurs. Auditors are welcome to attend all events.

This event is made possible in part through the support of the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation, Greene County Council on the Arts, d/b/a/ CREATE, and Stewarts Shops.

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