June 24–July 30, 2017

2018 applications will open November 1, 2017

Alexander Gavrylyuk, Artistic Advisor and Artist in Residence
Nicola Melville and John Milbauer
, Co-Chairs
Jon Nakamatsu, Artist in Residence

The Chautauqua Piano Program is a dynamic, five-week program for 22 young pianists, ages 18–28. Combining a kaleidoscopic array of renowned resident and guest faculty with unmatched practice and performance facilities, the program is designed to provide piano students with inspiration for meaningful reflection and development, and to support the individual growth of each pianist. Students will have performance opportunities, private lessons, faculty-led master classes that explore wide-ranging topics focused on advanced pianistic growth, and much more.

2017 Guest Faculty: Boris Slutsky, Sergei Babayan, Malcom Bilson, Orion Weiss, Read Gainsford and Natalya Antonova

Resident Faculty

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Artistic Advisor and
Artist in Residence
Nicola Melville
John Milbauer
Jon Nakamatsu
Artist in Residence


Apply Today :: Piano Program

piano applicationsApplications for the 2017 Chautauqua Piano program are due by February 24, 2017. Video recordings of live performances are preferred, live audio recordings accepted. Solo or piano concerto repertoire only.

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piano facultyThe resident faculty provides a weekly foundation of a unified but open approach to music making. In addition to private lessons, the faculty will lead performance classes that explore a range of topics.

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Cost & General Information

piano facilitiesAs one of only four official Steinway summer programs, the Chautauqua Summer Festival maintains a first-rate fleet of Steinway grand pianos for practice, lessons, and performance.

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Housing and Student Life

bellinger2Students live in our dorms side by side with other musicians, dancers and visual artists forming relationships that last a lifetime.

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Lessons and Master Classes

piano lessons masterThe Chautauqua Piano Program exposes young musicians to a variety of approaches to music-making and to creating a life in music, and our roster of guests is accordingly fresh and diverse.

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Chamber Music

piano chamber musicChamber music is a vital component of the Chautauqua Music Festival and can be an integral part of the Chautauqua Piano experience. Students are welcome to join one of a variety of ensembles.

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Annual Piano Competition

piano competitionThe annual Chautauqua Piano Competition is a highlight of the summer, and is open only to students enrolled in the program. The competition will take place during the last week of our program.

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