Upcoming events

    • 12 Jun 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans

    A Tricentennial Salute: 

    Piano Music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Friends 

    featuring American pianist Peter Collins

    presented by 

    MASNO and The Historic New Orleans Collection

    Admission is $20 per person; $15 for THNOC and MASNO members. Registration opens May 23. Reservations should be made in advance. Seating is limited; for reservations, visit or call (504) 523-4662. To receive the MASNO member discount, enter promo code "MASNO" online or give the code by phone to the registrar. Reservations will be held until five minutes prior to the start of the program. At that time, any unclaimed seats will be released to the public. 

    A Tricentennial Salute is a program of piano music by four nineteenth-century New Orleans-born composers. After relocating to Paris in 1841, Louis Moreau Gottschalk captivated Europe with Creole folk melody and Caribbean rhythm. Not only a representative of New Orleans he is considered the first American composer and pianist to achieve international acclaim dazzling audiences throughout Europe, the United States and South America. The other composers on the program - Basil Bares, Emily Richard, and Edouard Déjan - remained in New Orleans and enjoyed substantial careers in the city's well established musical community. Their music capably reflects current trends in European and American salon styles. In keeping with the character of New Orleans their compositions are often cast in forms that evoke dance and procession, particularly the waltz and march. 


    Bamboula, Op.2                                                                                                           Louis Moreau Gottschalk

    Ballade No.8, Op.90

    Souvenir de Porto Rico, Op.31

    Le Mancenillier, Op.11


    La Créole, Op. 10                                                                                                                                 Basile Barés

    Exhibition Waltz, Op.11

    Le Réveil des roses, Op.81                                                                                                                 Emil Richard

    Renouveau                                                                                                                                       Edouard Déjan

    Un Rêve     

    Le Carnaval de Venise, Op.89                                                                                     Louis Moreau Gottschalk


    New Orleans-based pianist Peter Collins holds the distinction of Professor Emeritus from Missouri State University where he taught and served as coordinator of the keyboard area for twenty-five years. He began his formal piano studies in New Orleans with Melvin Alford and received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Peabody Conservatory under the instruction of Lillian Freundlich.  After winning awards in several piano competitions (the Washington International Piano Competition, the University of Maryland International Piano Competition, the American Chopin Competition, the American Beethoven Foundation) he received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The University of Michigan as a student of Louis Nagel.  He has served on the faculties of the Interlochen Arts Academy, the Missouri Fine Arts Academy and the Bösendorfer International Piano Academy in Vienna.  

    Peter Collins has performed  a wide variety of repertoire ranging from the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven and Mozart to recently composed works.  At Missouri State University, he originated the Missouri Chamber Players and toured Scandinavia three times with members of the ensemble in concerts of music by American composers.  His important European appearances also include solo performances at the Chopin Academy of Music (Warsaw) and the Liszt Academy of Music (Budapest).  As a concerto soloist he has collaborated with the Polish State Orchestra (Jelenia Góra), the Florida State Orchestra, the New Orleans Symphony, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony and the Chamber Orchestra of the Ozarks.  Peter Collins has completed nine compact-disc recording projects (for the Albany, MSR and Centaur labels) featuring works of living American composers, music by women composers, original arrangements and transcriptions and piano music of nineteenth-century New Orleans. He has performed regularly in the city since 1980 and has been heard in many of the area's universities and recital venues as well as on New Orleans public radio and television.

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    • 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. Tickets will be available starting June 1, 2018.

    The 12 Semifinalists Invited to New Orleans are:

    Sung Chang, South Korea

    Yixiang Hou, China

    Jaeweon David Huh, South Korea

    Andreas Ioannides, United Kingdom

    Arisa Onoda, Japan

    Or Re'em, Israel

    Misuzu Tanaka, Japan

    Alessandro Tosi, Italy

    Yuchong Wu, China

    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


    Tickets go on sale June 1, 2018

    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

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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