Concerts & Events
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Program: George Frederic Handel Keyboard Suite No.1 in B-flat major, HWV 434 Claude Debussy Images, Book II, L111 "Cloches à travers les feuilles" (Bells through the leaves "Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut" (And the moon descends on the temple that was) "Poissons d'or" (Goldfish) William Bolcom Ghost Rags Graceful Ghost The Poltergeist Johannes Brahms Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op.24 Pianist Kayoung An will…Find out more »
Pianist Christian Wachter will perform works by Beethoven, Schumann, and Schubert. Christian Wachter, born in Palo Alto, California, began piano studies at the age of eight in the town of Bludenz, Austria at the local music school. As a young child he played in concerts and in competitions, a radio program and with orchestra. At the age of 15, Christian studied in the preparatory cycle at the University of Vienna with Prof. Jan Jiracek. He completed his academic «diplôme supérieur…Find out more »
Dr. Yulia Lipmanovich is a Georgian-born concert pianist and distinguished piano teacher. She has performed worldwide and mentored hundreds of students. As the Executive Director and Founder of The Art of Piano Playing & Performing Arts Inc., located at the Fine Arts Building of downtown Chicago, she maintains a teaching studio open to all who wish to learn and grow as pianists. She continues to give masterclasses and concerts internationally. Program: F. Chopin Fantasia in F Minor Op. 49 Scherzo…Find out more »
Visual Art with harp music On July 21, Darcy Day-Zoells, visual artist will present drawings and videos to interact with Isabelle Olivier’s music. They first collaborated in 2021, and it was a wonderful surprise to be continued soon. Isabelle Olivier is a composer, harpist, artistic director with a strong musical personality and a unique talent. She brings a special wave of freshness and novelty to the international artistic world with her surprising and unique instrument. She recorded eleven CDs and…Find out more »
Program: J.S. Bach Cantata, BWV 208: No. 9 ‘Schafe können sicher weiden’, BWV 208 (Arr. Duck) Schubert Lebensstürme, Allegro in A Minor, D 947 Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 J.S. Bach ‘Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit’, BWV 106 (Arr. Kurtág) Mendelssohn Andante & Allegro Brilliante Opus. 92 Beethoven Egmont Overture (Arr. Behn) Piazzolla Libertango Pianist Heejin An gave her first recital at the age of 10 after winning the Kumho Young Artist Auditions in Seoul. She has subsequently been a finalist…Find out more »
Isabelle Olivier and Tom Olivier composed a cine concert based on black and white women master pieces. 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 managed to develop a very distinctive style with her fascinating and rare instrument. She is a composer dealing with serveral genres: Jazz, Celtic and Contemporary music. She also had the opportunity…Find out more »
A flute and harp duet combining classical, originals, Brazilian and Jazz music Isabelle Olivier and Julie Koidin first met in 2012 at the Alliance Français in Chicago at Julie's Nadia Boulanger concert. They quickly formed a friendship and in 2017, Isabelle invited Julie to participate on her original commission from the Art Institute of Chicago - « Gauguin, Artist as Alchemist ». The pairing of flute and harp is legendary since Ancient Greece. Julie Koidin and Isabelle Olivier have a…Find out more »
A piano/accordion solo then a avant premiere "Impressions" based on Impressionists painters Isabelle Olivier is a composer, harpist, artistic director with a strong musical personality and a unique talent. She brings a special wave of freshness and novelty to the international artistic world with her surprising and unique instrument. She recorded eleven CDs and one DVD with her compositions and performed in 25 countries to present her projects. She composed four music scores for Agnes Varda - the Oscar Winner in…Find out more »
ORIGIN: An evening of Greek, Norwegian, Irish & American Art Song, featuring Melanie Burbules, Soprano and Sarah Jenks, Piano
A vocal and piano recital presented by Melanie Burbules, soprano, and Sarah Jenks, piano. This event is free and open to the public.Find out more »
"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 »
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.