The Instrumental Collaborative Piano Department at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Music invites you to attend the first annual Instrumental Collaborative Piano Festival in Pittsburgh, PA, June 24-29, 2018.  (Please note the festival will now run from June 24-29, 2018)

The Instrumental Collaborative Piano Festival (ICPF), a unique and essential festival, is the first festival with the instrumental collaborative pianist in mind.
Designed to give both established and new collaborative pianists the opportunity to work with renowned faculty and musicians, the ICPF will present masterclasses, lessons, lectures and workshops exclusively for the exciting world of instrumental collaborative piano.

The Instrumental Collaborative Piano Festival will explore the numerous settings in which collaborative pianists are needed, as well as provide a variety of tools to succeed in the professional setting.

Boasting an international faculty of outstanding caliber, the ICPF is dedicated to promoting the study of Instrumental Collaborative Piano and refining the skills of the established collaborative pianist through masterclasses, lectures, workshops and private lessons.

Applicants can choose between a masterclass performance track or a lesson track and will have the opportunity to compete in the Festival Competition, in which one winner will have the opportunity to perform on the faculty recital.


Luz Manríquez – Artistic Director, Instrumental Collaborative Piano Festival; Professor of Collaborative Piano, Carnegie Mellon University
Vincent DeVries – Co-Director, Instrumental Collaborative Piano Festival; Professor of Piano and Collaborative Studies at Yonsei University College of Music
Allison Gagnon – Associate Professor, Collaborative Piano, School of Music, UNC School of the Arts
Kyoko Hashimoto – Professor of Piano, Chair of Piano Area, Schulich School of Music of McGill University
Pilar Leyva – Professor of Piano, Corpas University; Director of Inter-Institutional Relations, Bogota, Colombia
Sung-Im Kim – Artist Lecturer in Collaborative Piano at Carnegie Mellon University; faculty, Carnegie Mellon University Preparatory School
Rodrigo Ojeda – Assistant Teaching Professor of Coaching and Accompanying at Carnegie Mellon University; piano faculty member CMU Music Preparatory School
Peter Stumpf – Piano Technician, Owner Pittsburgh Steinway


College Students – for both students interested in pursuing collaborative piano and students currently studying collaborative piano (PERFORMER TRACK, LESSON TRACK, or AUDITOR)
Collaborative Pianists – refine your skills and work with internationally renowned collaborative pianists and instrumentalists (PERFORMER TRACK, LESSON TRACK, or AUDITOR)
High School Students – students interested in learning more about the field of collaborative piano (LESSON TRACK or AUDITOR)


Masterclasses with Luz Manriquez, Vincent DeVries, Allison Gagnon, and Kyoko Hashimoto. Instrumental soloists will be available for each masterclass.
Private Lessons with Luz Manriquez, Vincent DeVries, Allison Gagnon, and Kyoko Hashimoto
Lectures: Schubert’s Markings and Interpretation of His Works (HASHIMOTO), The 10 Beethoven Sonatas for Piano and Violin (MANRIQUEZ), How to Manage Multiple Studios Efficiently (KIM), Orchestral Reductions for Piano: Handling the transfer from full score to keyboard (GAGNON)
Workshops: Alternate Resources at the Piano: Re-Engineering of Hands, An Innovative Approach to the Art of Piano Performance (LEYVA), Solving Technical Problems (LEYVA), Understanding and Maintaining a Fine Piano (STUMPF), The Special Needs of the Collaborative Instrument (STUMPF)


PERFORMER TRACK – $850 – Perform in TWO masterclasses & ONE 45-minute lesson; plus, attend all masterclasses, lectures, and workshops (APPLICATION & AUDITION REQUIRED*)
LESSON TRACK – $750 – Receive TWO 45-minute private lessons; plus, attend all masterclasses, lectures, and workshops (APPLICATION REQUIRED*, no audition)
AUDITOR – $75/day -or- $300/entire – Attend all masterclasses, lectures and workshops
PRIVATE LESSONS – $80/hour -or- $50/30-minutes – limited availability

*Non-refundable application fee schedule for performer and lesson track applicants:
$35 for applications received before February 15
$45 for applications received before April 1
$50 for applications received after April 1 (if space is available)


Carnegie Mellon University

5000 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Is NOT included.  We recommend booking at The Hampton Inn, University Center, which has a discounted rate for our class.  Additional hotels listed at  Mention Carnegie Mellon University for a discount at select hotels.