About Art of the Piano

The Art of the Piano festival brings together 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.

Purchase all-inclusive passes, weekly passes, or tickets to individual performances on our Tickets & Concerts page.


A Festival Inspired By The Masterclasses of Franz Liszt

Composer Franz Liszt hosted masterclasses in which pianists would gather to watch and listen as Liszt taught one student at a time. It is in that spirit that Awadagin Pratt founded the Art of the Piano annual festival. It is his vision to recreate an environment where expert-level artists can work to build the profile and artistry of talented, budding players.

How You Can Get Involved in the Festival

The Art of the Piano is all about igniting our passion for the piano. The festival is for young artists.

The Festival is for Young Artists

If you are a pianist interested in auditioning to participate in the festival as a young artist or if you are curious about who our young artists are, check out the Young Artists section to find out how to apply and to read about young artists who have participated in recent years.

The Festival for Attendees

If you are passionate about the piano and you want to attend the festival or an individual performance within the festival, check out the Tickets & Concert section.

Festival for Patrons/Donors

This festival is made possible through the generous efforts of our donors. If you would like to support the Art of the Piano Foundation and the annual summer festival, please visit the donations page.

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