The world’s best pianists are gathering in Cincinnati this summer.

Festival May 25 – June 15

The ninth annual Art of the Piano festival brings together 15 of the world’s most celebrated faculty instructors, a class of future master pianists, and audiences of music lovers for three weeks of performances, classes, and a shared passion for the piano.

The Art of the Piano festival takes place at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Visit the Tickets & Concerts page to purchase a ticket for the entire festival, for a single week, or to reserve your spot at one of the festival’s featured performances.

Art of the Piano is a festival created to raise the level of artistry for young pianists.  It’s a platform for them to work with the world’s leading artists and teachers, to perfect recital and competition repertoire.  Art of the Piano is a fantastic place to be inspired, learn new ideas, go home a better musician.

~Awadagin Pratt

Faculty Artists

International superstars in recital and masterclass.


“You can’t see music as it passes through the air.  You can’t grasp it and hold on to it.  You can’t smell it. You can’t taste it.  But it has a most powerful effect on most people.  And that is a wondrous thing to contemplate.”

- Leon Fleisher

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