PianoForte Foundation Sept 2012 Events - Chicago, IL

Friday, Sept. 7, 12:15 pm

QIN FAN, piano

Sherwood Community Music School, 1312 S. Michigan Ave.

FREE admission

Also broadcast live on 98.7 WFMT and www.wfmt.com

Beethoven: Sonata No. 30 in E, Op. 109

Debussy: Reflets dans l’eau (from Images, Bk. I)

Qin Fan was born in Shanghai, China in 1991 where she began playing the piano at the age of four. She moved to Chicago in 2009 and is currently a scholarship student of Evelyne Brancart at the Jacobs School of Music at the University of Indiana in Bloomington, where her playing has been praised for her sensitive musical feeling and refined technique.

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Saturday, Sept. 22, 7:30pm

CONRAD TAO, piano

PianoForte Salon, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Studio 825

Tickets and info at www.pianofortefoundation.org or (312) 291-0291

Program TBA

18-year-old pianist/composer Conrad Tao is the recipient of one of only two Avery Fisher Career Grants in 2012 and is a 2012 Gilmore Young Artist. In 2011, Forbes named him one of “30 Under 30: The Youngest Stars in the Music Business,” alongside Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Adele, etc. He was the only classical musician on the list, and tied with Justin Bieber as the youngest.

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Saturday, Sept. 29, 3:00pm

PIANOFORTE FAMILY SERIES: Russian Ballet Music

PianoForte Salon, 410 S. Michigan Ave., Studio 825

$5 per person

Tickets and info at www.pianofortefoundation.org or (312) 291-0291

Beginning in the late 19th century, music in ballet became just as important as the choreography. Svetlana Belsky will discuss Russian ballet music and play selections of Prokofiev and Stravinsky that are transcribed for piano.


Children ages 6-12 and their families are invited to join us for this new series about the piano! Each 45-minute “informance” will include performance and discussion about different topics related to the piano and piano performance. Followed by a milk-and-cookies reception.
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