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The International Keyboard Institute & Festival
Concerts, Lectures and Masterclasses are planned as part of the 2019 Twenty-first Season of the International Keyboard Institute & Festival, which will take place at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center and at Hunter College from July 14 – 28. New in 2019, IKIF will present six Masters Series evening concerts in Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center during Week One of the Festival. All Prestige concerts and other Masters Series concerts will take place in Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College. IKIF will continue to use Music Department facilities at Hunter College for masterclasses and practice rooms. The Prestige Series, featuring young artists, returns on selected weekdays at 6pm with six concerts in Lang Recital Hall. Daily featured Masterclasses and weekend special events will also take place in Lang.
FREE Admission for up to 50 Hunter students with valid ID for tickets on the day of performance at either venue! Bring your Hunter ID to the box office.
Highlights of the two-week Festival include:
- Opening Concert in Merkin Hall: Founder/Director Jerome Rose performing Chopin, Schumann and Brahms
- Masters Series concerts in Merkin Hall: Jeffrey Swann, George Li, Vadym Kholodenko, Alon Goldstein, Vladimir Feltsman
- Prestige Series concerts at 6pm in Lang Recital Hall: Aleksandra Kasman, Mao Fujita, Vyacheslav Gryaznov, Yinuo Wang, Vladimir Rumyantsev, and Aristo Sham.
- Lecture (free) in Lang: Alan Walker on “Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times”
Concert with commentary by Jeffrey Siegel: “Bach & Chopin” plus a Chopin recital by Yuan Sheng
- IKIF Artist Recognition Scholarship Awards Competition sponsored by JMW Consultants Inc.
Semi Finals (Saturday) and Finals (Sunday) in Lang Recital Hall
Faculty Artists who will teach and perform include MinJung Baek, Yakov Kasman, Yuri Kim, Emanuel Krasovsky, Nina Lelchuk, Steven Mayer, Pavel Nersessian, Quynh Nguyen, Michael Oelbaum, José Ramos Santana, Victor Rosenbaum, Thomas Sauer, Mykola Suk, Anastasya Terenkova, Vladimir Valjarevic, and Eduard Zilberkant.
Since 1999 the Festival has attracted students from around the world who have the opportunity to attend the Festival and study with Faculty Artists, participate in masterclasses, and attend concerts and lectures given by some of the world’s best-known pianists and scholars.
For a Schedule of Concerts, Lectures, and featured Masterclasses, please see our website at: www.ikif.org. All Festival events are held either at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center or at Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College.
Concert tickets for Merkin Hall events can be purchased through the Merkin Hall box office at 129 West 67th Street (Between Broadway and Amsterdam) in person, by phone at 212-501-3330 or online www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org. Box office open: Sun-Thu: 12pm – 7pm and 12pm-4pm in July; Friday 12pm – 4pm; closed Saturday.
Concert tickets for Lang Recital Hall events can be purchased through The Kaye Playhouse Box Office at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues) in person, by phone at 212-772-4448, or online https://www.hunter.cuny.edu/kayeplayhouse/tickets
Merkin Hall Masters Series tickets: $20
Lang Recital Hall Masters Series tickets: $20
Lang Recital Hall Prestige Series tickets: $10
(FREE Admission for up to 50 Hunter students with valid ID for tickets on the day of performance)