Master class GavrylyukAlexander Gavrylyuk conducting a master class

The Chautauqua Piano Program will expose young musicians to a variety of approaches to music-making. Alexander Gavrylyuk, Nicola Melville, and John Milbauer will provide weekly lesson and class structure, while each week a featured guest faculty artist, available to all students, will bring fresh and diverse perspectives.

Performances: our guest and resident piano faculty are featured in a series of solo, chamber, and concerto performances throughout the six-week festival. 

Master classes: opportunities every week for pianists to perform for piano faculty, fellow students, and members of the public.

Piano recital classes: weekly classes that provide performance experience in a small, intimate setting.

Q&As: extended conversations on a wide range of topics with each of our guest faculty.

Private Lessons: All students will have regular lessons with our resident faculty, and guest faculty pianists will also be teaching private lessons during their residencies. Opportunities for lessons and classes with guests will be available to all students on a weekly basis.

In addition to these experiences in the Piano Department, there are solo and chamber music student recitals scheduled throughout the Chautauqua Music Festival by the School of Music. We are certain that all our piano students will be engaged and satisfied by the wealth and breadth of opportunities. There is no other program like Chautauqua Piano Program.