Nichols Concert Hall Series

Chicago Duo Piano Festival 2022

Events take place at Nichols Concert Hall and are free and open to the public. 
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Friday, July 8 at 7:30 pm
Gala Opening Concert – Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem

Festival Co-Founders and Music Institute Piano Duo in Residence Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem present a Duo Piano Dialogue, “Johannes Brahms, Clara Schumann, and the story of Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1,” a concert with commentary. Th e program includes short works by Clara and Robert Schumann and a complete performance of Brahms’ own arrangement for piano, four hands, of his Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor.
Tuesday, July 12 at 7:30 pm
Faculty Extravaganza I: Mozart - Schubert - Diemer - Surace

The Chicago Duo Piano Festival showcases some of MIC's amazing piano faculty including Elaine Felder, Soo Young Lee, Yumy Lee Kim, Sung Hoon Mo, Anna and Ron Surace, Louise Chan, and Katherine Petersen.

Friday, July 15 at 7:30 pm
Faculty Extravaganza II: Schubert - Medtner - Rachmaninoff - Stravinsky - Prokofiev

The Chicago Duo Piano Festival features pianists Claire Aebersold, Ralph Neiweem, Mio Isoda, Matthew Hagle, Elaine Felder, Milana Pavchinskaya, Xiaomin Liang, and Jue He.

Saturday, July 16 at 10 am
Master class with Unison Piano Duo

The Unison Piano Duo—Du Huang and Xiao Hu from Luther College in Iowa—conduct a master class.

Sunday, July 17 at 2 pm
Chicago Duo Piano Festival Student Recital