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International Keyboard Institute & Festival July 14-17 at Merkin Hall

June 21, 2022 | By Julie Kedersha
Festival Director


JULY 14 – 17, 2022


Concerts are planned for the Twenty-fourth Season of the International Keyboard Institute & Festival, which will take place at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center July 14 – 17.  The IKIF Masters Series will present a showcase of six pianists in recital at Merkin Hall.

Founder/Director Jerome Rose performs the opening concert on Thursday, July 14 at 8:30pm. 

Wynona Yinuo Wang, 2018 Concert Artists Guild winner and 2019 IKIF Prestige Series artist, performs on Friday, July 15 at 6:00pm

Kenny Broberg, in his IKIF Masters Series debut, the 2021 American Pianist Association winner and 2017 Cliburn Competition Silver Medalist, performs on Friday, July 15 at 8:30pm

Rachel Breen, Fourth Prize winner in the 2021 Beethoven International Competition in Vienna and IKIF 2019 Competition Finalist performs Saturday, July 16 at 6:00pm

Michael Stephen Brown, pianist and composer, making his IKIF Masters Series debut is a member of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and performs on Saturday, July 16 at 8:30pm

Martín García García, the First Prize winner of the 2021 Cleveland Competition, Third Prize winner at the 2021 Chopin Competition in Warsaw with a Special Award for Best Concerto performance, and IKIF 2018 Competition First Prize winner, closes out the series on Sunday, July 17 at 4:00pm

Highlights of the two-week Festival include: 

  • Opening Concert in Merkin Hall July 14 at 8:30pm:  Founder/Director Jerome Rose performing works of: Brahms, Beethoven, Liszt and Schumann
  • Concerts at 6pm featuring Wynona Yinuo Wang (July 15) in works of Janacek, Ravel and Rachmaninoff, and Rachel Breen (July 16) performing works of Bach, Scriabin, Medtner and Beethoven
  • Concerts at 8:30pm featuring Kenny Broberg (July 15) in works of Medtner, Scriabin and Schumann and Michael Stephen Brown (July 16) performing works of Delphine von Schauroth, Mendelssohn, Ravel and Beethoven, in addition to two of his own compositions composed in 2020.
  • Closing concert at 4:00pm by Martín García García performing works of Mozart, Liszt, and Chopin

Since 1999 the Festival has attracted students from around the world who have the opportunity to attend the Festival and study with Faculty Artists, participate in masterclasses, and attend concerts and lectures given by some of the world’s best-known pianists and scholars. 

Over 200 video clips of past Festival events are posted on YouTube, and IKIF has a Facebook page.  See:

For a Schedule of Concerts, please see our website at:   All Festival events are held at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center.

Concert tickets for Merkin Hall events can be purchased through the Merkin Hall box office at 129 West 67th Street (Between Broadway and Amsterdam) in person, by phone at 212-501-3330 or online

Box office is open:  Sun-Thu: 12pm – 7pm and 12pm-4pm in July; Friday 12pm – 4pm; closed Saturday. 

Merkin Hall Masters Series tickets:  $20 

Student and Senior tickets with ID:  $10 

The 24st Season of the International Keyboard Institute & Festival is made possible by Sandy Greenberg in honor of Peter H. Baker

Concerts by Jerome Rose and Martín García García are made possible by The Straus Family

For press information please contact Julie Kedersha, Festival Director at 212-665-2446 or

JUNE 2022



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