Claire Aebersold Neiweem

Piano Faculty; Aebersold and Neiweem Piano Duo in Residence
Keyboard Skills and Literature Faculty
Program Area: 
Private Instruction
Chamber Music
With Music Institute of Chicago since: 

MM, Northwestern University; BM, The New England Conservatory; Performer’s Certificate, Villa Schifanoia, Florence Italy

Awards and achievements: 

Five Diplomas of Merit, International Master Classes, Arezzo, Italy; attended Peabody Institute of Music; student of Ylda Novik, Theodore Lettvin, Orazio Frugoni; master classes with Irwin Freundlich, Leon Fleisher, John Browning; winner in National Arts and Letters competition, Three Rivers Competition; member, with husband Ralph Neiweem, 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.