Upcoming events

    • 21 Jul 2018
    • 29 Jul 2018
    • Loyola University, New Orleans

    The New Orleans Piano Institute (NOPI) & Keyboard Festival

    July 21-29, 2018

    Talented local, national and international college, high school, and junior high pianists are invited to New Orleans for a week of intensive study and performances including individual lessons and master classes with distinguished NOPI faculty, competition opportunities, and a solo appearance on the Showcase Recital. This summer, the NOPI takes place in conjunction with the 27th New Orleans International Piano Competition (NOIPC), and students will have the opportunity to attend all NOIPC rounds as well as perform for members of the NOIPC jury. Guest artist and NOIPC jury member Alexandre Moutouzkine will be opening the festival with a recital also featuring violinist Chloé Kiffer on Sunday, July 22, to which NOPI students will also attend.

    All NOPI masterclasses, competitions and performances are open to the public and free of charge to attend.

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

    • 22 Jul 2018
    • 29 Jul 2018
    • Loyola University, New Orleans

    The 27th New Orleans International Piano Competition

    July 22-29, 2018

    Twelve of the world's most talented up-and-coming pianists are invited to New Orleans for a week of magnificent piano playing as Semifinalists competing for prizes totaling over $35,000. More details about this exciting event are located in the NOIPC section of this site. Click here to purchase tickets.

    The 12 Semifinalists Invited to New Orleans are:

    Sung Chang, South Korea

    Yixiang Hou, China

    Jaeweon David Huh, South Korea

    Andreas Ioannides, United Kingdom

    Robert Levinger, United States

    Scott MacIsaac, Canada

    Arisa Onoda, Japan

    Misuzu Tanaka, Japan

    Alessandro Tosi, Italy

    Lin Ye, China

    Hyun Ji You, South Korea

    Ziang Xu, China

    • 22 Jul 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Roussel Hall, Loyola University

    New Orleans Keyboard Festival 

    Guest Artist Recital

    with Alexandre Moutouzkine, piano and Chloé Kiffer, violin



    About the Program 

    In 1910, Igor Stravinsky and Maurice Ravel met at a premier of Stravinsky’s “The Firebird” in Paris. The composers developed an instant friendship that inspired an artistic admiration for each other. 

    In 2015, a conductor and Stravinsky's longtime assistant, Robert Craft, wrote in his book: Stravinsky: Discoveries and Memories, suggesting the relationship between Stravinsky and Ravel went far beyond friendship during three inspiring years of Diaghilev’s “Ballet Russe” in Paris. Their surviving letters to each other have an intimate and jocular tone which mark Stravinsky as one of the closest of Ravel’s acquaintances. This program is exploring repertoire written by both composers giving a personal insight into the emotional world of two great artists of the XXth century. 


    M. Ravel Sonata in G Major for Violin and Piano



              Perpetuum mobile

    I. Stravinsky“Firebird Suite” (piano solo, transcription of A. Moutouzkine)

              The Firebird and its Dance

              Infernal Dance




    M. Ravel Sonata Posthume in A Minor for Violin and Piano

    I. Stravinsky “Trois mouvements de Petrouchka” (piano solo)

               Danse Russe

               Chez Petrushka

               La Semaine Grasse

    M. Ravel “Tzigane” for Violin and Piano


Past events

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 Keyboard Festival
23 Jul 2017 New Orleans Piano Institute
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 New Orleans Piano Institute and Keyboard Festival
24 Jul 2016 26th New Orleans International Piano Competition (NOIPC)
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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