PianoForte Foundation is dedicated to preserving and promoting the art of the piano in Chicago and creating a vibrant piano community that closely connects audiences and artists. We bring excitement and appreciation for piano music to a wide audience through high-quality concerts, festivals, competitions, education, outreach, and public broadcasts.
PianoForte provides performance opportunities and much-needed exposure to exceptional pianists emerging on the national and international scene, and continues to feature some of Chicago’s favorite and best-known artists in an intimate setting. We facilitate interaction between artists and audience during performances, ensuring that audience members have personal, engaging learning experiences and leave with a heightened appreciation for piano music. We seek out a high caliber of professionals who perform repertoire from Baroque to Contemporary, and as a result we have great variety in all of our programming.
* 50,000 listeners tune in each month to our broadcasts on WFMT 98.7 FM and WDCB 90.9 FM.
* Our 2011-12 concert schedule includes over 25 concerts.
* Our Board of Directors consists of 16 highly talented individuals with very diverse backgrounds.
* Approximately 2,500 music lovers come to PianoForte’s concerts each season.