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Effective February 28, 2022, the City of Chicago has lifted COVID restrictions for venues. Masks will now be optional for anyone attending our events.
 

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November 2021

Sebastian Huydts: Piano Recital

November 20, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
Free

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)

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Astor Piazzolla Centennial Celebration – Between Angels and Demons: A Musical Portrait

November 27, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$50

In the centennial celebration of Astor Piazzolla, the single most important figure in the history of tango, multi-Grammy-nominated violinist Philippe Quint performs some of the most iconic tango pieces in a program that uses music, narration and visuals to showcase the music and movement that define this historical dance. This concert is hosted by the North Shore Chamber Music Festival (https://nscmf.org/) and is a part of their onstage/offstage series. This event is sponsored by the Alfadyne Foundation. Program: Astor Piazzolla.…

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December 2021

A Master’s Workshop – Ilya Kaler, violin

December 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
Free

  This violin masterclass will be broadcast live on both www.nscmf.org and The Violin Channel Ilya Kaler is one of the most sought-after teachers in the world and currently serves as a violin professor at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Mr. Kaler's Summer teaching and performing engagements include the Chautauqua Music Festival, Heifetz International Music Institute, Keshet Eilon Music Center in Israel, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and the Montreal Chamber Music Festival. Kaler is also frequently a judge for the world’s most prestigious…

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January 2022

POSTPONED – Ran Kampel and Daniel Baer – Clarinet and Piano Recital

January 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Dear Friends, Thank you so much for purchasing tickets for my program with clarinetist Ran Kampel for this Sunday. Unfortunately, due to the worsening infection rates of the pandemic, we have made the decision to postpone our recital and present it Sunday, March 6th at 3 PM. With PianoForte, we will be sending you a refund for your concert ticket. I hope you will consider supporting this recital in March when we are not in the middle of a worsening wave…

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Isabelle Olivier: Harp Solo “Carte blanche”

January 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Isabelle Olivier just released a solo album 'Smile' enja, she will perform a Carte Blanche to make you smile. Isabelle Olivier is a jazzwoman and harpist with a strong musical personality. She brings a wave of freshness and novelty to the international artistic world with her surprising and unique instrument. She has composed, arranged, and recorded eleven albums and a DVD and managed to develop a very distinctive style with her research based on combining acoustic and electronic sounds. Her…

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Anastasia Antropova, Boris Krivoshein, Alexey Poltavchenko – Romantic: cello, piano, and voice

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$45

We invite you to share a romantic music mood with us! Anastasia, Alexey, and Boris will perform the most beautiful melodies and create an atmosphere of the 19th-early 20th century music salon. You will hear Bizet, Saint-Saence, Chopin, Kreisler, 20th-century French melodies, and more. This is the perfect evening program for Romantic music lovers 🙂

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March 2022

Ran Kampel and Daniel Baer – Clarinet and Piano Recital

March 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Join Clarinetist Ran Kampel and Pianist Daniel Baer as they present a program of music by Jewish composers. Program: Leonard Bernstein: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano Joseph Horovitz: Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano in B-flat Major Eva Wasserman Marglois: The Generation of Hope Paul Ben-Haim: Three Songs without Words Felix Mendelssohn: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E-flat Major MWV Q 15 Sponsorship tickets are available for 50 dollars each. Sponsors are invited to an open dress-rehearsal before the performance…

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Lieder for Solo Piano and Romantic Favourites: An Evening with Haley Myles

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

As a Young Steinway Artist, Haley prides herself on maintaining an international performance schedule. Her appearances to-date include recitals in the United States, France, Germany, Austria, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. She has participated extensively in various high-profile international music festivals, both domestic and foreign. She is also a laureate of seven international competitions and has appeared on radio shows throughout Europe and America. Haley holds certifications from distinguished institutions including the Mozarteum (Austria), Imola Piano Academy (Italy),…

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EunAe Lee: Piano Recital

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Program: Beethoven 32 Variations in C minor, WoO 80 Beethoven Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2 "Moonlight" Chopin Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23 Liszt Petrarch Sonnetto 104 del Petrarca, S. 161, No. 5 Liszt Concert etude - Un Sospiro No. 3 in D-flat Major Debussy Estampes I. Pagodes II. La Soiree dans Grenade III. Jardins sous la pluie Debussy I'isle joyeuse Described by renowned pianist Richard Goode as “a performer of great communicative…

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Rami Bar-Niv: Piano Recital

March 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Program: Bach-Busoni Adagio from Organ Toccata in C major BWV 564 Rami Bar-Niv Toccata Chopin Nocturne in C-sharp minor op. post. Waltz in A-flat major op. 69-1 Polonaise in A-flat major op. 53 Rami Bar-Niv Etude-Vocalise on Prelude no. 1 by Bach Blue-Rag Gershwin-Bar-Niv Rialto Ripples Swanee Medley Rhapsody in Blue RAMI BAR-NIV is one of Israel's most acclaimed and sought after pianists. He travels extensively and has become an international citizen, concertizing all over the world. Born in Tel-Aviv,…

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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:

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.

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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.

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