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April 2022

Isabelle Olivier: Harp Solo “Carte blanche”

April 28, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 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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May 2022

Isabelle Olivier: Harp Solo “Carte blanche”

May 5, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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$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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Solos, Duo, Distortion: Jacob Greenberg, piano, and Josh Modney, violin / Works by Elliott Carter, George Lewis, and Josh Modney

May 8, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Pianist Jacob Greenberg’s work as a soloist and chamber musician has received worldwide acclaim. He is a longtime member of the International Contemporary Ensemble, with whom he has performed throughout the Americas and Europe. Mr. Greenberg’s solo concert series, Music at Close Range, shows his equal commitment to classics of the repertoire. In addition to his solo discs on New Focus Recordings, which feature works from the Baroque to many new commissions, he has recorded for the Nonesuch, Bridge, Mode,…

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Helene Papadopoulos: the Goldberg Variations

May 27, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

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…

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June 2022

Jean-Michel Pilc: Solo Piano

June 4, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Self-taught pianist and composer Jean-Michel Pilc will perform a concert of his original work. Born in 1960 in Paris, now an American citizen, self-taught pianist and composer Jean-Michel Pilc has performed with numerous jazz giants: Roy Haynes, Michael Brecker, Dave Liebman, Jean Toussaint, Rick Margitza, Martial Solal, Michel Portal, Daniel Humair, Marcus Miller, Kenny Garrett, Lenny White, Chris Potter, John Abercrombie, Mingus Dynasty & Big Band, Lew Soloff, Richard Bona etc. He has also worked with Harry Belafonte, as his…

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Natasha Stojanovska – Piano Recital

June 11, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
$20

Natasha Stojanovska, Macedonian Pianist and Composer, has just completed 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 in France, Portugal, Macedonia,…

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Violin & Piano Classical Concert

June 18, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Violinist Hsuan Chen and pianists Vincent Catalano and Katrina Sudman join together from three different continents for an exciting and varied program of violin and piano music. The program includes works by Mozart, Beethoven, Czerny, as well as Romantic and 20th century composers. Chen, Catalano, and Sudman collaborate throughout the evening as violinist & pianist, piano four-hand duo, and soloists. Program: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Violin Sonata No.11 in G Major K.379 I. Adagio-Allegro II. Tema con variazioni Ludwig van Beethoven…

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Kayoung An: Piano Recital

June 27, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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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…

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Christian Wachter: Piano Recital

June 29, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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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…

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July 2022

Yulia Lipmanovich: All Chopin Favorites

July 10, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
PianoForte Studios, 1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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$40

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…

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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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