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: Wednesday, June 10, 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.

Chicago Duo Piano Festival
Online Lecture & Concert Series

All music enthusiasts are welcome!
Not limited to pianists.

  -  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 Lessons
Participants may also register for private duo-piano lessons for an additional fee as follows:
  -  Duos sheltered together (couples, siblings, parent & child, etc.)
      may register for (6) 45-minute duo lessons. Tuition: $576

  -  Participants without a duo piano partner
     may register for (6) 30-minute lessons. Tuition: $413.40

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


For ages 10-adult

Thursdays: 5-6 pm (6 weeks)

Location: via Zoom

Lecture Series: $150

Lecture Series + (6) 45 minute duo lessons
(for duos sheltered together): $726

Lecture Series + (6) 30 minute duo lesson
(no partner): $563.40