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Mission

We believe that… the ability to play not merely to pay…is a compelling concept of PianoSummer.

PianoSummer’s commitment to this belief continues with the acceptance of gifted students who will live, learn and perform on our campus without charge for tuition and housing.

About PianoSummer

PianoSummer is an international summer program dedicated solely to piano music. It features an integrated approach to learning and performance under the artistic direction of master pianist and teacher Vladimir Feltsman. Gifted students from around the world join with devoted musicians and teachers to learn more about the art of the piano and, ultimately, more about themselves and their place in the world of music.

Pianos By

Steinway & Sons

Vladimir Feltsman

Artistic Director

“All of us at PianoSummer have been missing seeing and interacting with you. We’re excited to be able to offer an in-person festival in its regular format this July, and we can't wait to see you there.”

Check out Inspired Original's "Vladimir Feltsman: Classical Music in a Modern World," produced as a special episode of the organization's "Piano Talks with Janara Khassenova" series.

Roundtable Discussion with PianoSummer Faculty
Free

For PianoSummer students and faculty only

Date
Time
Location

Tuesday, July 12

3 p.m.

Shepard Recital Hall

Master Class with Boris Berman

Grammy Award-nominated Boris Berman regularly performs in more than 50 countries on six continents, including appearances with prestigious groups including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Gewandhaus Orchestra, The Philharmonia (London), the Toronto Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Houston Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and the Royal Scottish Orchestra. He teaches at Yale University.

Free

General Admission

Date
Time
Location

Wednesday, July 13

3 p.m.

Shepard Recital Hall

Student Recital I
Free

General Admission

Date
Time
Location

Thursday, July 14

7 p.m.

Shepard Recital Hall

Master Class with Rena Shereshevskaya

Rena Shereshevskaya is a graduate and post-graduate of the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory. She taught for 12 years at the Central Special Music School for Gifted Children at the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory and then was a head of a piano chair at the Ippolitov-lvanov Superior Music Institute. In 1993 she was invited to the Paris Alfred Cortot Superior Music School as a guest professor, where she still works today. Shereshevskaya has given master classes all over the world and is often invited as a jury member of international piano competitions.

Free

General Admission

Date
Time
Location

Friday, July 15

3 p.m.

Shepard Recital Hall

Jacob Flier Competition: First Round

Watch PianoSummer students compete to win a debut recital in Carnegie Weill Recital Hall.

Free

General Admission

Date
Time
Location

Monday, July 18

3 p.m.

Shepard Recital Hall

Jacob Flier Competition: Final Round

Watch PianoSummer students compete to win a debut recital in Carnegie Weill Recital Hall.

Free

General Admission

Date
Time
Location

Wednesday, July 20

3 p.m.

Shepard Recital Hall

Student Recital II
Free

General Admission

Date
Time
Location

Thursday, July 21

7 p.m.

Shepard Recital Hall

Master Class with Pavel Nersessian

One of the most remarkable pianists of his generation in Russia, Pavel Nersessian is known for his ability to play equally convincingly in the whole palette of the piano repertoire. He has been touring Russia and surrounding states from the age of 8, has performed in major cities and halls all over the world, and has won numerous international competition prizes. Upon graduating from the famous Central Music School of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in 1987, he was invited to join the faculty. He has worked as a professor of piano at Boston University since 2013.

 

Free

General Admission

Date
Time
Location

Friday, July 22

3 p.m.

Shepard Recital Hall

Master Class with Alexander Korsantia

Ever since winning the First Prize/Gold Medal at the Artur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition and the First Prize at the Sydney International Piano Competition, Alexander Korsantia’s career has taken him to many of the world’s major concert halls, collaborating with renowned conductors and orchestras. Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, Korsantia now resides in Boston where he is a professor of piano on the faculty of the New England Conservatory.

Free

General Admission

Date
Time
Location

Tuesday, July 26

3 p.m.

Shepard Recital Hall