CDPF Summer Festival

2020 Virtual Chicago Duo Piano Festival

Artistic Directors: Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem

Program Director: Katherine K. Lee


June 25 - July 30, 2020
Registration Deadline Extended:

Saturday, June 20, 2020 


This summer marks The Chicago Duo Piano Festival's 32nd anniversary season! Founded in 1988 by MIC resident piano duo Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem, the mission of the Festival is to foster a deeper interest in the repertoire, performance, and teaching of music for piano, four hands, and two pianos, in a fun and supportive atmosphere.

This year, due to the social distancing restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created a robust new online festival that explores and celebrates the duo piano repertoire.


Online Lecture and Concert Series

All music enthusiasts are welcome!
Not limited to pianists.


For ages 10-adult  |  Thursdays: 5-6 pm (6 weeks) 

Location: via Zoom

  -  weekly lectures by Chicago Duo Piano Festival co-founder,
     Ralph Neiweem, on the literature, history, and performers
     of this remarkable art form

  -  private access to a concert series featuring weekly recorded
     performances by renowned piano duos

  -  faculty recital
  -  closing student recital

Private Duo Piano Coachings
Participants may also register for private duo-piano lessons for an additional fee as follows:
  -  Duos sheltered together (couples, siblings, parent and child, etc.)
      may register for (4) 45-minute duo coachings.

  -  Participants without a duo piano partner
     may register for (4) 30-minute coachings. 

Participants who register on their own will receive practice recordings either from a virtual partner or an online recording.



Lecture and Concert Series Only: $150

Private Duo Piano Coachings Only
Duos sheltered together (couples, siblings, parent and child, etc.) may register for:
Four 45-minute duo coachings: $192 per person

Participants without a duo piano partner may register for:
Four 30-minute coachings. Tuition: $275.60

Lecture and Concert Series + Coachings

Lecture and Concert Series + Four Private Duo Piano Coachings

(45 min, duos sheltered together): $342 per person

Lecture and Concert Series + 4 Private Duo Piano Coachings (30 min, without a duo partner): $425.60