Ralph Neiweem

Piano Instructor; Aebersold and Neiweem Piano Duo in Residence
Instruments: 
Piano
Academy Piano
Keyboard Skills and Literature Faculty
Program Area: 
Private Instruction
Academy
With Music Institute of Chicago since: 
1982
Education: 

MM and doctoral studies, Northwestern University; BM, The Juilliard School of Music, Performer’s Certificate, Villa Schifanoia Florence, Italy

Awards and achievements: 

Five Diplomas of Merit, International Master Classes, Arezzo, Italy; also attended the North Carolina School of the Arts (high school diploma); principal studies with Irwin Freundlich, Orazio Frugoni; earlier studies with Emilio del Rosario, and Olegna Fuschi; master classes with John Browning; chamber music studies with Felix Galimir and Leon Fleisher; major articles for Clavier Magazine; “Edpress” award for 1987 article on the Piano Duo; member, with wife Claire Aebersold, of award-winning duo-piano team of Aebersold and Neiweem; annual tours with Aebersold and Neiweem throughout U.S. and Europe, including six concert tours of Italy; performances for WFMT radio; performances for PBS TV (30 minute special on Aebersold and Neiweem); live performances for Radio Italiana Television; made first recording of Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 15 for piano 4-hands on the Summit label; co-founder of Chicago Duo-Piano Festival, held annually at the Music Institute of Chicago.