Chicago Duo Piano Festival Registration

Chicago Duo Piano Festival

July 8-17, 2022


At Capacity - 2022 Registration is Closed


Artistic Directors: Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem

Program Director: Katherine K. Lee

Ages 8 - adult (early intermediate to advanced)

Dates: July 8-17, 2022

Tuition: $520

Locations: Evanston East (Nichols Concert Hall) 1702 Sherman Avenue & Winnetka Campus, 300 Green Bay Road


This summer marks the Chicago Duo Piano Festival's 34th 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.


Chicago Duo Piano Festival is pleased to announce a return to in-person coaching and rehearsals, subject to the status of COVID-19 protocols in July 2022. Student duos will be taught in Nichols Concert Hall with students and teachers masked and properly distanced, as required. MIC’s COVID-19 safety policies for studio teaching at MIC will be strictly followed for all festival activities.


Students will be paired with one or two duo partners and will receive more intensive coaching on select pieces. Students will be assigned appropriate repertoire and partners based on age and level. Adult students currently practicing regularly with more than one partner may arrange coachings accordingly. Large studios will be available for duo rehearsals, by appointment. Repertoire for one piano, four hands will be coached and rehearsed at two pianos.


Students are urged to register early. In the unlikely event of cancellation due to Covid-19, tuition will be refunded.

Please contact Katherine K. Lee >>

Camp Daily Schedule


Friday, July 8

7:30 pm Gala Opening Concert

Saturday, July 9
9:45-10:00* Check-in/Orientation
10:00-2:15* Coaching/Practice

Sunday, July 10
12:30-3:30* Coaching/Practice

Monday, July 11
2:00-5:00* Coaching/Practice

Tuesday, July 12
2:00-5:00* Coaching/Practice

7:30 pm Faculty Concert

Wednesday, July 13


Thursday, July 14
2:00-5:00* Coaching/Practice

Friday, July 15
3:00-6:00* Coaching/Practice
7:30 pm Faculty Concert

Saturday, July 16
10:00 am Masterclass
12:00 pm Luncheon
1:00-5:00* Coaching/Practice

Sunday, July 17
1:00 Students arrive for warm-ups
2:00 pm Final Performance

*Times are subject to change