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Claudio Arrau: a journey through his teaching legacy

Khalifa's research on the teaching legacy of Chilean pianist Claudio Arrau is now becoming a book project, which includes interviews to internationally renown artists like Garrick Ohlsson, Erika Nickrenz, Robert Lopez and Ruth Nye.

The book is expected to be published at the end of the summer of 2025 with the support of the American Liszt Society.

Hidden Treasure Music Festival - August 19 to 26

Founders Francesca Khalifa, Nune' Melik and Gjilberta Lucaj join forces with internationally renown guest artists and emerging artists in this one-of-a kind festival where students will have the opportunity to learn and master music making and showcase their talent in performances around the City. Collaborations include Summer Festival at Nuernberger and Co and the Greenwich House Music School. More info at

Melik-Khalifa commissions composer Mariel Mayz for upcoming album

Composer Mariel Mayz will be one of the emerging composers featured in the upcoming album for the Legado project, dedicated to a musical reflection on identity and belonging.

Summer Festival at Nuernberger and Co. - August 3 to 31

Founder and Artistic Director Francesca Khalifa, together with piano workshop owner and piano restorer Timothy Nuernberger, will present the first open air summer concert series in Ridgewood Brooklyn. With support of City Council and Jazz nonprofit Gotham Yardbird Sanctuary.


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