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Solo Piano

6 fellow openings per summer

Ready for a life-changing summer?

Pianists enjoy many training and performance opportunities, including the annual Solo Piano Competition, public masterclasses in front of hundreds of audience members, chamber and solo performances, and mentorship both on and off stage. Be immersed doing what you love in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, surrounded by an enthusiastic and caring community committed to your success.

The Music Academy is an all-Steinway Institution

Training & Performance Opportunities


Receive weekly, private lessons with our word-class Teaching Artists. Fellows are assigned to Teaching Artists by rotation in studios that have multiple instructors.

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Masterclasses & Studio Classes

One of the hallmarks of the Academy. Perform in at least one public masterclass + participate in private studio classes curated by the teaching artists.

Solo Piano Competition

Winner receives $5,000


Chamber Music

Opportunities include Faculty and Fellow side-by-side, and Fellow Chamber Music Intensive

Solo Piano Showcase

Recital featuring all the solo piano fellows

Philip Glass' Complete Piano Etudes

To be coached and performed with Conor Hanick and Timo Andres

And So Much More...

Wellness Program

Resources include exercise, yoga, counseling, and performance medicine

Community Engagement

Each fellow is matched with community members for social events and more

Innovation Institute

Offering seminars & entrepreneurial competitions

Solo Piano Teaching Artists

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Timo Andres
guest artist, solo piano
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Jeremy Denk
solo piano
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Conor Hanick
solo piano, chamber music

Solo Piano Application & Audition Information

February 1, 2024 currently accepting late applications

  • Video Upload Auditions only (no live auditions)
  • Visit the Application Link for detailed audition repertoire

For admissions inquiries, please email

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