WATCH free live-streaming of select master classes and presentations at the 2017 Summer Symposium at Princeton University.

Presentations Open to the Public at the Summer Symposium.


Translating the Score: A Panel Discussion of Interpretation with Festival Artists: Ilya Itin, Josu de Solaun and Sean Duggan

Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 4:30 PM
McCormick Auditorium, Princeton University

Festival Director, Adrienne Sirken, will moderate a discussion about how artists apply their personal philosophy, knowledge, and history to the close reading of the score when creating music of varying styles and historical epochs. Audience questions will be welcomed.
(Suggested donation, $20)


Dorothy Taubman: The Story of the Movie

Thursday, July 13, 2017, 4:30 PM
McCormick Auditorium, Princeton University

Dr. Ernest Urvater, editor and producer of Choreography of the Hands: The Work of Dorothy Taubman, presents his fascinating 32-year-long relationship with Mrs. Taubman-a circuitous journey culminating in the film's production in 1986, as well as the production of the 10 Taubman Technique DVD's in the following year. During his talk, excerpts from Choreography of the Hands will be shown.
(Suggested donation, $20)


Taking the Road Less Traveled By: Schubert, Rachmaninoff, and Ilya Itin

Friday, July 14, 2017, 4:30 PM
McCormick Auditorium, Princeton University

Princeton University musicologist Scott Burnham addresses the challenges offered by pianist Ilya Itin's program of lesser-known gems by well-known piano composers, taking into account the performer's view of the pieces as well as his own impressions. The presentation includes an onstage discussion between Ilya Itin and Professor Burnham.
(Suggested donation, $20)

Impressive results with the Taubman approach in relieving and preventing injuries and also facilitating greater accomplishment at the piano appears to me to be a gross understatement.
-Leo Gorelkin, M.D.