July 17-31: Concerts, Lectures and Events at the International Keyboard Institute and Festival at Hunter College

Every day from July 17 through 31, the International Keyboard Institute and Festival will be holding keyboard concerts, afternoon lectures and master classes at the Kaye Playhouse and Lang Recital Hall.

The list of marquee performers includes Alexander Kobrin, Alexander Schimpf, Claire Huangci, Geoffrey Burleson, George Li, Jeffrey Swann, Jerome Rose, Jäger Meisters Chamber Orchestra, Magdalena Baczewska, Massimiliano Ferrati, Philippe Entremont, Stanislav Khristenko and Xiayin Wang.

Concerts at the Kaye by the marquee performers are $20 each. We are very excited about attending those, but also about concerts, lectures and masterclasses that are free and open to the public, including the MacKenzie Award competition rounds!

The Institute maintains a page with links to prior-years’ concerts.

At the conclusion of the Festival are the presentations of the Dorothy MacKenzie Artist Recognition Scholarship Awards, open to full-session participants only.

Romantic Awakening: Jens Barnieck at the German Consulate General

New York City
June 30, 2016


Stage is set for Jens Barnieck at the German Consulate in New York.

This evening, German pianist Jens Barnieck thrilled a large audience, who were generously invited one and all to a free concert at the German Consulate General, for a masterful performance of a program named Romantic Awakening. Upon first reading the program, the appropriateness of the “Romantic” moniker escaped me, but by the time all the music and applause had subsided, I felt I understood. Continue reading