History & Mission

Founded in 2012, the Princeton Pianists Ensemble is the University’s only group dedicated to the art of collaborative piano. We pride ourselves in challenging the notion that piano is only a solo instrument by featuring a diverse range of multi-pianist and multi-keyboard works that include student arrangements and original compositions. Covering everything from the standard classical canon to innovative piano battles, our repertoire has included pieces for four hands on one piano, ten hands on five pianos, and everything in between.

We hold two major concerts every year. Our annual fall Princeton Piano Extravaganza builds on a tradition of collaborative learning, introducing both new pianists and concert-goers to the world of multi-piano works. Our spring concerts tend to be more exploratory, yielding a piano battle with the Harvard Piano Society in Richardson Auditorium, a movie music - themed program in the Frist Film Theater, and collaborations with dance and orchestra as Richardson's Artists-in-Residence in the last few years. Outside of our regular concerts, we have been invited to perform in Princeton University Concerts events in Richardson, community events such as Princeton Arts Weekend, and a Princeton Arts Alumni event in Steinway Hall, New York City.

 

Calendar of Events

   U P C O M I N G    E V E N T S   

Princeton Pianists Ensemble Reunions Show
May 27, 2016, Mathey Common Room

   P A S T    E V E N T S   

This Side of Princeton
April 11 and 20, 2016, Richardson Auditorium

PPE presents: Nightfall
April 2, 2016, Richardson Auditorium

4th Princeton Piano Extravaganza : Elements
November 20-21, 2015, McAlpin, Woolworth

Pre-Concert Opener for Emmanuel Pahud and Christian Rivet, presented by Princeton University Concerts
November 19, 2015, Richardson Auditorium

We Flourish: Celebrating Asian and Asian American Alumni at Princeton University, featuring the Princeton Pianists Ensemble
October 16, 2015, Richardson Auditorium

Music For All presents a charity concert featuring the Princeton Pianists Ensemble
October 2015 TBA, Princeton Presbyterian Church

Communiversity Performance
April 25, 2015, Nassau Hall front lawn

Princeton Arts Alumni presents "An Evening with the Princeton Pianists Ensemble"
May 3rd, 2015, Steinway Hall, New York

Lights, Pianos, Action!
February 19-21, 2015, Frist Film Theater

3rd Princeton Piano Extravaganza
November 21-22, 2014, McAlpin, Woolworth

Princeton Arts Weekend: Pianists at an Exhibition
October 12, 2014, Princeton Arts Museum

Pre-Concert Opener for the Ebene String Quartet, presented by Princeton University Concerts
October 6, 2014, Richardson Auditorium

Communiversity Performance
April 27, 2014, Stanhope Stage

Piano Battle: Harvard vs Princeton
February 15, 2014, Richardson Auditorium

Pre-Concert Opener for the Danish String Quartet, presented by Princeton University Concerts
February 6, 2014, Richardson Auditorium

2nd Princeton Piano Extravaganza
November 23, 2013, McAlpin, Woolworth

1st Princeton Piano Extravaganza
April 20, 2013, McAlpin, Woolworth

Princeton Arts Weekend (Inaugural): Frist Piano Marathon
April 25, 2013, Frist West Lounge