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International Fortepiano Salon  
now in its third season

     early pianos.

livestreamed from the fortepianist's      studio 


IFS is thrilled to welcome our new co-host, Patricia Garcia-Gil!

Your hosts

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Patricia Garcia-Gil, fortepianist
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Yi-heng Yang 
Faculty, The Juilliard School 

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A unique online fortepiano salon gathering.
Engage with other early music lovers and enrich your knowledge about historical pianos and performance practice. 

Sunday March 24, 2 pm EDT, 7 pm CET

Hilda Huang and Fanny Mendelssohn's Easter Sonata
Join us today! 
Livestream Links here:

Hilda Huang is a modern performer of historical music who brings together traditions of performance on piano, harpsichord, fortepiano, and organ. Since earning the singular distinction of winning all of the top prizes at the Leipzig, Würzburg and Tureck International Bach Competitions, she made her international recital debut on the Steinway & Sons Prizewinners’ Concert Network at the Leipzig Gewandhaus in partnership with the Leipzig Bach Archive. Hilda has been invited to perform at the Leipzig Bach Festival, Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts, and the Montréal Bach Festival. She has been distinguished as a U.S Presidential Scholar in the Arts and a U.S. Fulbright Scholar, and studied at Yale University, the Juilliard School, and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Hilda Huang is a Steinway Artist and an Astral Artist. 

View a Salon from February 18th, 2024

“Dancing the Minuet to the Fortepiano”

The Baroque minuet contained all the musical attributes that would make it remain as the most popular dance form- whether to be danced or not- throughout the 18th century: a pleasing character, a simple texture, and regular, clearly delineated phrases. When playing minuets on the fortepiano, how do you make them dance? By asking a choreographer of course! Join choreographer Julia Bengtsson and fortepianist Patricia Garcia Gil in an exploration of the inherent connection between dance and music.


In case you missed our previous Salon: 
Sunday October 29, 2023 2pm EDT/7pm CET

A Salon from the Geelvinck Collection, Netherlands

with guest artist

Lucie de Saint Vincent,

Specialist in music of French women composers

and Geelvinck Collection director Jurn Buisman


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View a Salon from September 10th, 2023

"Guests at the Table: New Voices from the 18th c. Galant" 

The music of Jane Mary Guest (1762-1846) and Marianne Martines (1744-1812)


We enjoyed another illuminating and entertaining Salon, with informative discussion and excellent music-making on early pianos. Our focus this episode was on two women composers of the galant era-- Jane Mary Guest and Marianne Martines--  whose music deserves to be heard and appreciated for their mastery of composition and authenticity of voice. 

Featuring guest artist and fortepianist Patricia Garcia Gil, and your hosts Yi-heng Yang and Maria Rose


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