The Chicago Duo Piano Festival was founded in 1988 by Music Institute of Chicago faculty members Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem. Its mission is to foster a deeper interest in the repertoire, performance, and teaching of music for piano, four hands and two pianos, in a fun and supportive atmosphere. The Festival offers summer and winter events which include coachings, master classes, concerts with special guest artists, and student recitals. On March 2, 2018, at the Winter Minifest in Nichols Concert Hall, Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem performed Debussy’s Petite Suite arranged for four hands piano.
Ballet from Petite Suite, by Claude Debussy