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Cornell Center for Historical Keyboards fosters original and imaginative approaches to the performance and study of keyboard instruments, their technological underpinnings, their intersections with other arts, and their participation in the global currents of cultural and social history.

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Cornell Center for Historical Keyboards fosters original and imaginative approaches to the performance and study of keyboard instruments, their technological underpinnings, their intersections with other arts, and their participation in the global currents of cultural and social history.

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Cornell Center for Historical Keyboards fosters original and imaginative approaches to the performance and study of keyboard instruments, their technological underpinnings, their intersections with other arts, and their participation in the global currents of cultural and social history.

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Forte/Piano Summer and Tech Academies 2022

For seven days on the Cornell University campus, 12 young pianists will be invited from around the world on full-tuition to be immersed in one of the world’s most significant collections of performance-ready historical pianos. Participants will work intimately with internationally-renowned artists in daily masterclasses and have the opportunity of a lifetime to practice daily and perform on historical pianos from the Cornell collection. Visit our Academy main page to learn more.

Additionally, we will host a two-day Piano Tech Academy immediately prior to the week of festivities. Curriculum and registration details available here.

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Fall 2021 Piano Video Highlights

As a denouement to the semester, we are happy to share two beautifully produced videos: excerpts from Mike Lee’s program, “Bach’s Piano,” on September 24, and a set of highlights from the end-of-semester gala concert on December 10. Both videos display the breadth and depth of the CCHK’s collections as well as the rich musicianship exhibited by Cornell keyboard faculty and students. Enjoy!

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New Web Content from Future Imperfect: Brahms and the Passage of Time

As a teaser for the final events of Future Imperfect: Brahms and the Passage of Time – a performance of variations on Friday, November 12 and the Op. 8 Piano Trio on Saturday, November 13 – we are delighted to upload new web content based on two events from earlier in the series: a roundtable with Jacquelyn Sholes and a performance by Malcolm Bilson.

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Fall 2021 Season Announcement

Organ recitals this semester bring you the multifaceted music of the Northern European baroque, balancing the splendid with the learned, the glittering with the melancholic. The semester’s piano events, meanwhile, explore works by Haydn, Bach, Brahms, Beethoven, Chopin, and more, on several of the Center’s distinctive array of instruments.

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Summer Academy Schedule

The CCHK’s inaugural Forte/Piano Summer Academy will take place next week, from July 31–August 7, on Cornell’s Ithaca campus. All events are free and open to the public, and a schedule is available here.

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Announcing Summer Academy Pianists

The roster of admitted pianists to our inaugural Forte/Piano Summer Academy, to be held on Cornell’s Ithaca campus this July–August, has been announced! The line-up boasts exciting young artists from across Europe, Asia, and North and South America, and from high-school to post-doctoral levels.

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CCHK to Reprise “The Piano Trios of Robert Schumann”

The CCHK is pleased to reprise “The Piano Trios of Robert Schumann,” featuring Professor Xak Bjerken’s trio, the Taliesin Trio, which was previously given as part of our salon series at the A. D. White House. This special Mother’s Day event will take place on Sunday, May 8 at the Ithaca Waldorf School.

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Research Profile

A DECADE OF JULIUS EASTMAN
Developing a Contemporary Performance Practice

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DMA candidate Richard Valitutto documents his ongoing work into the music, performance practice, and personality of Julius Eastman.

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Cornell Center for Historical Keyboards is the home and host of the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies. Learn about the Westfield Center at www.westfield.org.

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All in-person events will follow current Cornell COVID-19 protocols. Compliance with the university’s mask mandate will be required for all audience members.