Chautauqua Piano Program
June 24–August 5, 2023
For our 2023 season, Chautauqua will require all enrolled students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by the time of arrival unless a medical exemption is secured by March 15. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on medical exemptions.
The Chautauqua Piano Program is a highly selective and dynamic six week program for 20 pianists, ages 18–28. Combining an array of resident faculty experiences, individual and intensive interactions with guest faculty, and unmatched practice and performance facilities, the program is designed to inspire, stimulate, and foster the growth of young pianists from all over the globe. Students will have solo and chamber music performance opportunities, plentiful private lessons, and faculty- and guest-led master classes that explore wide-ranging topics focused on advanced pianistic growth.
The Chautauqua Piano Program is unique in its relation to the larger Institution, inviting interdisciplinary collaboration and intellectual curiosity tied to weekly themes. With symphony, opera, theater, dance, visual arts, and a series of internationally acclaimed speakers and performers, Chautauqua produces an “ecstatic mix” of programming that can be found nowhere else.
2023 Faculty: Sara Davis Buechner, Alexander Gavrylyuk, Alexander Kobrin, Norman Krieger, Nikki Melville, John Milbauer, Jon Nakamatsu, HaeSun Paik, Boris Slutsky
Featured Alumnus: Alvin Zhu
July 23–August 4
June 25–July 1
June 25–August 4
June 25–July 1
Video recordings of live performances are required; solo or piano concerto repertoire only. At least one significant solo piano work must be included, and selections should total at least 30 minutes.
Cost & General Information
As one of only four official Steinway summer programs, the Chautauqua Summer Festival maintains a first-rate fleet of Steinway grand pianos for practice, lessons, and performance.
Guest and resident faculty provide a weekly foundation of lessons, complemented by master classes and performance classes that explore a variety of approaches to music, to pianism, and to interpretation.
Lessons and Master Classes
With a diverse array of resident and guest faculty, the Chautauqua Piano Program encourages young musicians to experience a variety of approaches to music-making and to forging a life in music.
New to Chautauqua Piano in 2023! In lieu of the annual Piano Competition, we will feature a piano showcase in the 4000-seat open-air Amphitheater, inspired by the Chautauqua Institution’s theme for Week 6: A Life of Literature.