The Thomas Schultz Summer Piano Seminar is
an annual opportunity for young pianists who are
at an advanced level of study to work with the
distinguished pianist and pedagogue Thomas Schultz.

The Thomas Schultz Summer Piano Seminar

During the piano seminar, each participant prepares two works to play in a masterclass setting and in a public concert, drawing from both traditional repertoire and contemporary compositions. Masterclasses presented by Thomas Schultz and three seminar participant concerts will be open to the public at Campbell Recital Hall in Braun Music Center. The three concerts will also be livestreamed on this page.

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Masterclasses presented by Thomas Schultz
Campbell Recital Hall

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Masterclass #1
Monday, August 21st from 12-3 PM 

Masterclass #2
Tuesday, August 22nd from 12-3 PM 

Masterclass #3
Wednesday, August 23rd from 12-3 PM 

Masterclass #4
Thursday, August 24th from 1-3 PM 


Seminar Participant Concerts
Campbell Recital Hall

All concerts are open to the public and will be livestreamed on this page.

Concert #1
Thursday, August 24th at 11:00 AM


  • Happy Dog Duo (Eric Tran & Nathan Cheung)
    • Works by Schönberg, Cage, Busoni, Na, and Rzewski

Concert #2
Friday, August 25th at 7:30 PM


  • Nathan Cheung, Alexander Schwarzkopf, Roger Xia, Eric Tran, and Linda Liu
    • Works by Bach, Na, Kurtag, Satie, and Schumann  

Concert #3
Saturday, August 26th at 2:30 PM


  • Eric Tran, Nathan Cheung, Alexander Schwarzkopf, Linda Liu, and Roger Xia
    • Works by Chopin, Villa-Lobos, Schumann, Sheng, and Ravel

The Thomas Schultz Summer Piano Seminar is sponsored by the Stanford Department of Music and supported by the Elaine and Richard Fohr Foundation.

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