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Chicago Duo Piano Festival

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. The Chicago Duo Piano Festival includes an annual summer festival, winter mini-fest, guest duo and faculty concerts, master classes, and student recitals. In addition, the Chicago Duo Piano Festival sponsors period national and international competitions for duo pianists.


Chicago Duo Piano Festival 2024

July 7, 2024 - July 15, 2024

Registration Deadline: May 22, 2024

This annual summer festival, now celebrating its 36th season, is a wonderful opportunity to meet new pianists and make new friends while building pianistic and ensemble skills. Enjoy special concerts and master classes and participate in a culminating student recital at Nichols Concert Hall.

Details and Registration

Katherine Lee

Piano Faculty

Claire Aebersold Neiweem

Piano Faculty, Aebersold & Neiweem Piano Duo in Residence

Ralph Neiweem

Piano Faculty, Aebersold & Neiweem Duo Piano in Residence