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"I’ve heard her perform in public many times, and each time the audience reacted as I’ve not heard since Horowitz took the stage. Had Ketevan Kartvelishvili lived in any era, she would have been hailed as a keyboard giant.” — PAUL HARVEY, JR. Ketevan Kartvelishvili was born to a family of physicists in Tbilisi, Georgia. Her extraordinary talent was recognized at the age of five. When she was twelve, she made her debut performance with the Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra. Ketevan…Find out more »
A musical celebration of cello legend Lynn Harrell who passed away in 2020, by his former student John Henry Crawford, cello; and his long time recital partner, pianist and Steinway Artist Victor Santiago Asunción. Victor Santiago Asuncion Hailed by The Washington Post for his “poised and imaginative playing,” Filipino-American pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion has appeared in concert halls in Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, Spain, Turkey and the USA, as a recitalist and concerto soloist.…Find out more »
Rafael Vivanco Rafael Vivanco started playing the guitar at the age of 11 in Peru. He went on to complete his Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar performance at the University of British Columbia in Canada, and his Master's at Roosevelt University in Chicago. Rafael was sponsored to perform and teach in the US for over 10 years by Sherry Brener, the Spanish guitar importer and Guitarra Magazine editor who collaborated with icons such as Andres Segovia and Christopher…Find out more »
This recital is free and open to the public, but we ask that you reserve your seats by visiting our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sebastian-huydts-piano-recital-tickets-170041758477 Program: Haydn/Huydts: Sonatas #21, #22 & #25 based on themes by Franz Joseph Haydn Sebastian Huydts: Sonata #6, “Viejos Amigos” (2020) Donald Neale: Sonata #1 (1995)Find out more »
Natasha Stojanovska, Macedonian Pianist and Composer, is currently working towards completion of her Doctorate of Musical Arts at The Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University, Chicago IL in the studio of James Giles. She received her Artist Diploma and Master of Music in Piano Performance from Indiana University South Bend with Alexander Toradze and Ketevan Badridze; Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Lynn University, Conservatory of Music with Roberta Rust. Ms. Stojanovska has performed solo and chamber music recitals…Find out more »
Hélène Papadopoulos is a pianist with a complex and highly sensitive personality. She is a searching artist who seeks deep insight into the music and into the art of piano playing. For her there is no detail that is too small to be part of the global conception of a work. Never sacrificing details, never abandoning the big line to reveal musical subtleties in a natural manner. Hélène Papadopoulos was born in Paris, France. She started studying the piano at…Find out more »
PianoForte Studios is located at 1335 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605.
The easiest way to find parking near us is by using SpotHero. Click on their logo below to be redirected to their website.
If you prefer to go directly to a garage or lot, here is a list of a few in the area:
- 1234 S Michigan Avenue Garage - ParkMichigan Self Park Garage - Entrance on Michigan Avenue - Credit Card Only
- 1255 S Michigan Avenue Garage - Sky55 - Entrance on S 13th St - Credit Card Only
- 1408 S Wabash Avenue - Open Air Lot - Entrance on Wabash Avenue
Street parking on our block is unmetered, but finding a spot can be difficult at most times of the day. One block south of us there is metered street parking. We recommend having a backup plan if you decide to try to park on the street.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
We are located on the east side of Michigan Avenue two blocks south of Roosevelt Rd. The address is 1335 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605. Our concert hall is on the 2nd Floor.
Where should I park?
Please see the Parking Section above.
Is there handicap access?
We have an elevator in the back of our building. The elevator is keyed and will require a staff member to escort you. If you aren't able to take the stairs please enter the front door of the building and ring the doorbell directly ahead of you in the entry area. One of our staff will be down shortly to help.
How many seats are in the hall? Is seating assigned or general?
Our concert hall seats a maximum of 100 people. We generally have chairs set up for 65 to 80 depending on the event. All of our concerts are general admission unless otherwise noted in the event description.
Can I buy tickets at the door?
Generally, yes. Unless a concert is extremely popular we will have tickets available at the door. You can pay either by cash or card.
How early should I arrive? What time will doors open?
The door open time depends on the artists and how long they feel they need to rehearse before the concert. In general doors will open 15 to 30 minutes before the event start time. We recommend arriving 10 to 20 minutes before the concert start time to get a seat and settle in before the show starts.
Do you have any recommendations on places to stay if we're visiting from out of town?
We have a partnership with the Best Western Grant Park Hotel at 1100 S Michigan Avenue. You can book through this link (Best Western) for a discounted rate.