Among the highlights will be performances by Nikolai Demidenko, Earl Wild and Marc-Andr_ Hamelin. On July 19, Demidenko plays Schubert's Sonata D. 850 and Bach as arranged by Liszt; on July 22, Wild will perform "A Chopin Bouquet", a program of nocturnes, waltzes, etudes and preludes. The next day at 11 a.m., he will conduct a master class for students participating in the institute.
Also on July 23, at 3 p.m., WQXR radio host David Dubal will host a free Memorial Tribute Recital in honor of three recently deceased pianists: Ruth Laredo, Constance Keene and Gy‹rgy Sšndor. In addition, Dubal will give a lecture, "Liszt — A Transcendental Life," at 8 p.m. on July 24.
Marc-Andr_ Hamelin gives the final evening concert of the festival on Saturday, July 29, performing the Dukas Sonata in E-flat minor and Schubert's Sonata in B-flat, D. 960.
Among the other artists in the main concert series are Fabio Bidini, Fou Ts'ong, Jeffrey Swann and Jerome Rose, a faculty member at Mannes and founder/director of the IKIF.
The closing event of the festival/institute is on Sunday, July 30: the final performances by participating students and the presentation of the Dorothy MacKenzie Artist Recognition Scholarship Awards, worth $10,000.
Complete information on the event can be found at the International Keyboard Institute & Festival website, www.ikif.org.