Chautauqua Piano Program
June 25–August 6, 2022
Students must be willing to comply with Chautauqua Institution’s Mandatory Vaccination Policy requiring students to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be approved for a medical or religious exemption by May 1. Please email Sarah Malinoski for more information on exemption requests (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Chautauqua Piano Program is a highly selective and dynamic six week program for 22 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.
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.
2022 Faculty: Natalya Antonova, Lydia Artymiw, Sara Davis Buechner, Alexander Gavrylyuk, Alexander Kobrin, Nikki Melville, John Milbauer, Jon Nakamatsu, J.Y. Song and Christopher Taylor
Featured alumni recital: Mackenzie Melemed
June 25–July 15
June 25–July 22
June 25–August 5
July 10–July 16
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.
Annual Piano Competition
The annual Chautauqua Piano Competition is a highlight of the summer, and is open only to students enrolled in the program. The competition will take place during the fifth week of our program.