Cornell Center for Historical Keyboards
The Cornell Center for Historical Keyboards fosters original and imaginative approaches to the performance and study of keyboard instruments, their technological underpinnings, their intersections with other arts, and their participation in the global currents of cultural and social history.
Our previously scheduled salon, “Piano Players and Player Pianos: Mechanical Instruments, Human Performances,” has been postponed and replaced with a new salon, “The Young Robert Schumann.” In it, pianist and musicologist Ji Young Kim and the CCHK’s artist-scholar in residence Mike Lee will play Sch...Read More
Having been painstakingly cleaned pipe-by-pipe, the reeds fully restored, and the wind chests releathered, the university’s treasured Aeolian-Skinner Organ is finally complete again, and closer to the original vision of its designer, the legendary G. Donald Harrison, than it has been for a very long...Read More
A History of Decay: Developing a Sonic Archive for the Cornell Center for Historical KeyboardsRead More
The roster of admitted pianists to our inaugural Forte/Piano Summer Academy, to be held on Cornell's Ithaca campus this July–August, has been announced! The line-up boasts exciting young artists from across Europe, Asia, and North and South America, and from high-school to post-doctoral levels.Read More
The CCHK is pleased to reprise “The Piano Trios of Robert Schumann," featuring Professor Xak Bjerken's trio, the Taliesin Trio, which was previously given as part of our salon series at the A. D. White House. This special Mother's Day event will take place on Sunday, May 8 at the Ithaca Waldorf Scho...Read More
DMA candidate Joshua Biggs discusses the creation of a digital library of samples drawn from the CCHK’s collection.