When we established the International Piano Foundation in 1993, our intent was to provide an alternative to the many piano competitions that are—according to Béla Bartók—“for horses, not for artists.” Our aim was to pass the art of piano playing down from generation to generation. Our teachers (Karl-UIrich Schnabel, Rosaly Tureck, Alicia de Larrocha, Dmitri Bashkirov, Leon Fleisher, Charles Rosen, Murray Perahia, and many others) helped us.
Today, we are proud that our early scholars are now our teachers. Who could teach Schnabel’s pedal technique better than those who learned it from Schnabel themselves?
In 2019, we introduced a new teaching concept: the 23–Two Cubed Piano Masterclasses. Two teachers instruct two students in two piano pieces each. Dates and tickets can be found here.