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Chicago Duo Piano Festival: Faculty Extravaganza

Interior Nichols Concert Hall - duo piano

Nichols Concert Hall
1490 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
United States


$30 | $15 students and seniors
Chicago Duo Piano Festival participants and MIC students: free

Music Institute piano faculty perform a mixed program of works for piano duo.


Sonata in D Major for 2 Pianos, K. 448                                          Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
     Allegro con spirito
                                                             Inah Chiu and Sung Hoon Mo

Symphonic Dances from West Side Story                                                   Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
                                                                                                                                                            Arr. John Musto
                                                        Elaine Felder and Milana Pavchinskaya

Van                                                                                                                                         Hanna Kulenty (b.1961)

Libertango                                                                                                                    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
                       Arr. Buniatishvili
                                                            Xiaomin Liang and Jue He


Overture to Nabucco                                                                                               Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
                                                                                                      Arr. for Two Pianos, Eight Hands by LeMoine
                             Katherine Petersen, Mark George, Ralph Neiweem, Alexander Djordjevic

Hungarian Dances                                                                                              Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
    No. 3 in F Major
    No. 5 in F-Sharp minor
    No. 7 in A Major
    No. 6 in D-Flat Major
                                                      Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem

Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, Op. 56b, for Two Pianos      Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
                                                      Matthew Hagle and Mio Isoda-Hagle

About the Chicago Duo Piano Festival

Called a “duo piano mecca” by Pioneer Press, the world-renowned Chicago Duo Piano Festival was founded in 1988 by Music Institute of Chicago faculty members and Piano Duo in Residence Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem. Its mission 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 Festival offers summer and winter events, which include coachings, master classes, concerts with special guest artists, and student recitals for students youth through adult. In addition, the festival organizes periodic duo piano competitions that draw young professionals from around the world.


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Claire Aebersold Neiweem

Piano Faculty, Aebersold & Neiweem Piano Duo in Residence

Dr. Inah Chiu

Piano Faculty

Milana Pavchinskaya

Piano Faculty

Alexander Djordjevic

Piano Faculty

Elaine Felder

PIano & Chamber Music Faculty; Piano Department Chair

Dr. Sung Hoon Mo

Piano and Musicianship Faculty
Site Coordinator, Downers Grove

Dr. Xiaomin Liang

Piano faculty

Dr. Katherine Petersen Eadie

Piano and Chamber Music Faculty

Dr. Mark George

Chamber Music Faculty (Academy)
President and CEO

Ralph Neiweem

Piano Faculty, Aebersold & Neiweem Duo Piano in Residence