Upcoming Events

    • 17 Jul 2022
    • 24 Jul 2022
    • Loyola University New Orleans
    • 17 Jul 2022
    • 24 Jul 2022
    • Loyola University, New Orleans

    2022 New Orleans Piano Institute and Keyboard Festival

    July 17-24, 2022

    Presented concurrently with the 28th New Orleans International Piano Competition

    Apply Today!

    As part of the New Orleans Keyboard Festival, NOPI is an award-winning intensive solo performance program designed for advanced and intermediate college, high school, and junior high school pianists. Participants receive private lessons, perform in master classes, attend lectures and discussions, have competition opportunities, and perform in the Showcase Recital. 

    This year, the New Orleans Piano Institute takes place concurrently with the 28th New Orleans International Piano Competition. NOPI students will also be invited to attend all of the rounds of the New Orleans International Piano Competition as a part of the institute which is included in tuition.

    For more details about the New Orleans Piano Institute including application information, please visit the NOPI section of this site. 

    A full schedule of the New Orleans Piano Institute will be posted in June.

    The public is invited to attend all masterclasses, the NOPI Concerto Competition, and the Showcase Recital free of charge.

    NOPI is presented with support from


    • 17 Jul 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Roussel Hall, Loyola University

    New Orleans Keyboard Festival Guest Artist Recital 


    Antonio Pompa-Baldi

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    This concert opens the 2022 New Orleans Keyboard Festival, Piano Institute and New Orleans International Piano Competition


    Bach-Busoni                     Chaconne

    Howard Ferguson             Sonata in F minor, Op.8

    Roberto Piana (b.1971)   “Glances on the Divine Comedy” (2021)

                                               Part One: INFERNO


    F. Liszt                             “Après une lecture du Dante”-Fantasia quasi Sonata

    About the Artist

    Born and raised in Foggia, Italy, Antonio Pompa-Baldi won the Cleveland International Piano Competition in 1999 and embarked on a career that continues to extend across five continents.

    A top prize winner at the 1998 Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud Competition of Paris, France, Antonio Pompa-Baldi also won a silver medal at the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

    Mr. Pompa-Baldi appears at the world’s major concert venues including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Cleveland’s Severance Hall, Milan’s Sala Verdi, Boston’s Symphony Hall, Shanghai’s Grand Theatre, and Paris’ Salle Pleyel, to name a few.

    He has collaborated with leading conductors including Hans Graf, James Conlon, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Theodore Kuchar, Benjamin Zander, Louis Lane, and Keith Lockhart. He has performed with ensembles and colleagues such as Takacs String Quartet, Alison Balsom, Sharon Robinson, and principals of the Cleveland Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, and New York Philharmonic, among others.

    With a concerto repertoire including more than 60 works, Mr. Pompa-Baldi recently performed cycles of all the Rachmaninoff Piano Concertos, the five Beethoven Piano Concertos, and both Brahms Concertos with various orchestras. He has played recitals in most major venues over the world. 

    In 2019, he was a returning guest at the third edition of the Lang Lang International Piano Festival in Shenzhen, China, continued his honorary guest professorship at the Beijing China Conservatory, and was named honorary professor at the Shenyang Conservatory of Music. Among the stops on his tours, he performed in Vienna (Austria), Malaga (Spain), Nancy (France), New York, and throughout China (Beijing, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Dalian, and Guangzhou). 

    Mr. Pompa-Baldi has recorded over 30 CDs to date, for various labels including Harmonia Mundi, Steinway, TwoPianists, Azica, Brilliants, and Centaur Records. Among them, the complete piano and chamber music works of Grieg, the Josef Rheinberger Piano Sonatas, the complete Hummel Piano Sonatas, and CDs dedicated to Brahms, Schumann, Liszt, Respighi, Roberto Piana, and Rachmaninoff.

    For the Steinway label, Pompa-Baldi recorded a disc of songs by Francis Poulenc and Edith Piaf, arranged for solo piano, to commemorate the 50th year of the passing of both French musical icons, as well as a CD titled “Napoli”, which features new piano versions of famous Neapolitan songs. His latest releases feature Concertos for Violin, Piano and Orchestra by Mendelssohn (Brilliant Classics), Haydn, and Hummel (Centaur Records). 

    Antonio Pompa-Baldi is a Steinway Artist. He is often invited to judge international piano competitions such as the Cleveland, Hilton Head, E-Competition, BNDES Rio de Janeiro, and Edward Grieg, among many others. He serves as president of the jury and artistic advisor for the San Jose International Piano Competition since 2006.

    Pompa-Baldi is on the Piano Faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music. His students have been prizewinners in important competitions such as Marguerite Long, Hilton Head, Isang Yun, and Gina Bachauer. He is regularly invited to teach masterclasses in countless Universities, Music Schools, and Festivals in the US and all over the world.

    In 2015, Pompa-Baldi founded the Todi International Music Masters festival, of which he is Artistic Director and Faculty Member. This summer festival takes place every August in the beautiful Italian town of Todi. It features 15 concerts in 15 days, with internationally renown faculty members, and students from all over the world.

    • 05 Oct 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 1133 Margaret Place, New Orleans

    Join us again in the beautiful courtyard of Margaret Place Hotel for an outdoor evening of Bach, Beer, and German Cheer!

    Featuring music by Electric Yat Quartet and André Bohren

    Tickets on sale August 1 

    Electric Yat String Quartet

    Rock/pop, Swing, Latin, Irish, Italian, Classical, Jazz.. The Electric Yat Quartet plays it all. Violinists Natalia Cascante & Harry Hardin, violist Amelia Clingman, & cellist Jack Craft make up this fun, energetic, & unique ensemble.

    Violinist Natalia Cascante was born in San Jose, Costa Rica, and earned a Bachelors Degree in Classical Violin from Loyola University New Orleans in 2002. She is a guest section player with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra & the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica. She is the resident violin instructor at Metairie Park Country Day School (since 2015), & a regular performer with the Jefferson Performing Arts Society, Le Petite theatre, & Saegner theater.

    Violinist Harry Hardin, a New Orleans native, earned a Bachelors degree in Classical Violin from Loyola University New Orleans in 2003, and graduated from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts in 1998.  Harry is a regular performer with the Jefferson Performing Arts Society, Le Petite Theatre, Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, Tanglers Bluegrass, Washboard Rodeo, the Superior Seafood Jazz Trio, & the Electric Yat String Quartet.

    Violist Amelia Clingman graduated from UMass Amherst with a BM in violin performance, and in 2008 she completed her Masters degree in viola performance at the New England Conservatory. She has been a participant in the Killington, Musicorda, Heifetz, and Kneisel Hall music festivals, and served as a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center from 2007-2009. During her time in Boston, she performed with various groups including the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, and as a substitute with the New World Symphony. During the summer, Amelia plays Principal Viola at the Britt Festival in Jacksonville, Oregon.  As an avid chamber musician, Amelia became a founding member of the New Orleans-based Polymnia Quartet in 2015.    In other genres, she has played with pop and rock artists, including Kanye West and Peter Gabriel. Amelia joined the Louisiana Philharmonic orchestra in 2008 and lives in New Orleans. 

    Cellist Jack Craft enjoys a diverse musical career as a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and music producer. In his classical career he has performed with the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Gulf Coast Symphony, and the New Orleans New Music Ensemble. An in-demand studio and pop cellist, he has performed with Jessica Simpson, Michael Cerveris, Better Than Ezra, Edwin McCain, Marianne Faithfull, Bobby Kimball, and Zigaboo Modeliste. Mr. Crafts musical compositions have been commissioned by the WWE film Legendary, BMW in a collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum, and on the theatre stage with the NOLA Project and Broken Habit Productions. He also produces Virtuosa, an electric disco string quartet, and can regularly be seen playing with bilingual pop band Sweet Crude. 

    Pianist André Bohren was born in New Orleans, but grew up traveling across the country with his family, following his musician father Spencer Bohren’s tour schedule. When André was twelve, the family settled in Wyoming, and it was there he discovered a love of classical music. Four years later, under the tutelage of Dr. Janet Ahlquist, he would perform Gershwin’s “Rhapsody In Blue” with the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, and he represented the state in several regional piano competitions.

    After moving back to New Orleans, he studied for two years with Dr. John Murphy at Loyola University. It was there that he founded the rock/funk band Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes in 2001, manning the drum and percussion chair. This band has been André’s main focus for the past 18-plus years, as they have released eight albums and toured across the country for nearly two decades, performing at such renowned venues as Red Rocks Amphitheater, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New York’s Knitting Factory, and dozens more.

    In 2012 André began studying classical piano once more at the University of New Orleans with Dr. Robin Williams. Piano performance has taken him on solo tours across much of the United States. When not playing piano, André can be found working with many artists around New Orleans, including Johnny Sketch, Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers, Mike Doussan, Dave Jordan, and Mike Dillon.

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    • 06 Nov 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

    Schedule of the Evening

    5:00 p.m. - Champagne Reception
    6:00 p.m. - Concert
    7:30 p.m. - Dinner

    Tickets on sale August 1

    About the Artist

    Praised by the Washington Post for combining “staggering technical prowess, a sense of command and depth of expression,” pianist George Li possesses an effortless grace, poised authority and brilliant virtuosity far beyond his years. Since winning the Silver Medal at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition, Li has rapidly established a major international reputation and performs regularly with some of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors.

    Recent and upcoming concerto highlights include performances with the Los Angeles, New York, London, Rotterdam, Oslo, and St. Petersburg Philharmonics; the San Francisco, Tokyo, Frankfurt Radio, Sydney, and Montreal Symphonies; as well as the Philharmonia, DSO Berlin, and Orchestra National de Lyon. He frequently appears with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra.

    In recital, Li performs at venues including Carnegie Hall, Davies Hall in San Francisco, the Mariinsky Theatre, Elbphilharmonie, Munich’s Gasteig, the Louvre, Seoul Arts Center, Tokyo’s Asahi Hall and Musashino Hall, NCPA Beijing, Shanghai Poly Theater, and Amici della Musica Firenze, as well as appearances at major festivals including the Edinburgh International Festival, Verbier Festival, Ravinia Festival, Festival de Pâques in Aix-en-Provence Festival, and Montreux Festival.

    Li is an exclusive Warner Classics recording artist, with his debut recital album released in October 2017 which was recorded live from the Mariinsky. His second recording for the label features Liszt solo works and Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1, which was recorded live with Vasily Petrenko and the London Philharmonic, and was released in October 2019.


    About NOCTURNE

    NOCTURNE is the Annual Gala and Fundraiser of the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans. Held at the Ritz-Carlton in downtown New Orleans, this beautiful event has become one of the most anticipated evenings of the year. The evening includes a champagne reception, salon recital by a world-renowned pianist, and a fabulous dinner. Proceeds from this event help us to continue offering you a wide variety of innovative musical programming during the year.

Past Events

11 May 2022 Le Petit Salon ft. Oscar Rossignoli
06 Mar 2022 New Orleans Keyboard Festival Guest Artist Recital ft. DUSTIN GLEDHILL
16 Feb 2022 Le Petit Salon ft. The Caladium Trio
29 Jan 2022 Le Petit Salon ft. Helen Gillet & Rex Gregory
01 Dec 2021 Le Petit Salon featuring Brian Keng-Lun Hsu
25 Jul 2021 POSTPONED: New Orleans Keyboard Festival Guest Artist Recital feat. Dustin Gledhill
19 Jul 2021 2021 New Orleans Piano Institute (Virtual Edition)
08 Jul 2021 1st New Orleans Piano Institute Virtual International Competition
30 Apr 2021 Le Petit Salon featuring David Sigler
13 Feb 2021 Le Petit Salon featuring Peter Collins
15 Nov 2020 ENCORE!
20 Oct 2020 MASNOtes: Series 3
01 Oct 2020 Bachtoberfest!
19 Jul 2020 28th New Orleans International Piano Competition
18 Jul 2020 New Orleans Piano Institute (NOPI) and Keyboard Festival
15 Mar 2020 Kostov-Valkov Duo performs Beethoven: Complete Sonatas for Cello and Piano
27 Feb 2020 Nature's Awakening featuring Ziang Xu and the LPO
11 Feb 2020 Ziang Xu performs at Merkin Hall, NYC
08 Dec 2019 NOPI Concerto Competition Winner Gloriana Wolf with the New Orleans Civic Symphony
13 Oct 2019 NOPI Concerto Competition Winner Chris Jung with the New Orleans Civic Symphony
28 Sep 2019 Our Home Louisiana: A celebration of the musical, visual, and culinary arts of Louisiana
21 Jul 2019 New Orleans Keyboard Festival
20 Jul 2019 New Orleans Piano Institute
10 May 2019 Sentimental and Stirring: Piano Music of Gottschalk performed by Peter Collins
09 Apr 2019 Marianna Prjevalskaya at New York's Merkin Hall
30 Mar 2019 Concerto Showcase X
23 Mar 2019 Out of This World featuring Xiahoui Yang
30 Jan 2019 Sung Chang Returns to New Orleans
09 Dec 2018 NOPI Concerto Competition Winner Bryant Li with the New Orleans Civic Symphony
02 Dec 2018 NOCTURNE XVI
07 Nov 2018 Baroque and Beyond: Les Arts Musicaux
05 Oct 2018 Courtney Bryan in Concert
22 Jul 2018 New Orleans Keyboard Festival Guest Artist Recital
22 Jul 2018 27th New Orleans International Piano Competition
21 Jul 2018 New Orleans Piano Institute & Keyboard Festival
12 Jun 2018 A Tricentennial Salute: Piano Music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Friends
07 Apr 2018 The Golden Age of French Music with Philippe Bianconi
25 Mar 2018 Salon Concert: A Centenary Celebration of Leonard Bernstein
11 Jan 2018 Xiaohui Yang in a Salon Concert Event
09 Jan 2018 Festival PiaNOLA featuring Xiaohui Yang
05 Nov 2017 NOCTURNE XV
15 Oct 2017 Masafumi Nakatani with the N.O. Civic Symphony
27 Sep 2017 Flavors of Cuba
26 Sep 2017 From Cuba to New Orleans
23 Jul 2017 New Orleans Piano Institute
23 Jul 2017 New Orleans Keyboard Festival
12 Mar 2017 GREAT SCOTT! - Joplin in the Quarter!
23 Feb 2017 2014 NOIPC Gold Medalist Marianna Prjevalskaya with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra
08 Jan 2017 Concerto Showcase IX
07 Jan 2017 Acclaimed American Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott in a special Salon Concert Event
03 Jan 2017 Festival PiaNOLA + CONCERTO SHOWCASE IX
20 Nov 2016 NOCTURNE XIV
23 Oct 2016 2016 N.O. Piano Institute Concerto Competition Winner Anna Waldron with the New Orleans Civic Symphony
23 Oct 2016 Classical guitarist Pavel Steidl of the Czech Republic in Salon Concert
22 Oct 2016 2014 NOIPC Gold Medalist Marianna Prjevalskaya performs with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra.
24 Jul 2016 26th New Orleans International Piano Competition (NOIPC)
24 Jul 2016 New Orleans Piano Institute and Keyboard Festival
15 Mar 2016 Angela Hewitt Salon Concert
10 Jan 2016 Marianna Prjevalskaya with LPO
08 Jan 2016 Marianna Prjevalskaya with Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
03 Jan 2016 Viktor Valkov
07 Nov 2015 Taste of Brazil SOLD OUT
25 Oct 2015 Emma Lo Performs Mozart's D minor Piano Concerto
27 Sep 2015 Nocturne XIII
24 Jul 2015 New Orleans Keyboard Festival
19 Jul 2015 New Orleans Piano Institute
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