in-person and livestream concerts

Vadim Gluzman, artistic director / Angela Yoffe, executive director

Dear friends, our onstage/offstage series brings the magic of the annual summer festival to downtown Chicago during the 2022-23 season, complemented by online masterclasses that allow talented young musicians to be guided and encouraged by great artists of our day. 

Now that guidelines are permitting in-person concerts we are so pleased to welcome you back inside the concert hall. Each event is presented live-in-person in the lovely recital hall at PianoForte Chicago Chicago’s premier downtown piano destination – and will livestream to homes around the world at the same time, your choice!

We are thrilled to invite you to:

International Musical Bridges – Vienna

Chamber music workshop with pianist Evgeny Sinaiski and conversation with Dr. Andreas Mailath-Pokorny, Rector of the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna; Mag. Peter Koenigseder, Director of Studies at the Music and Arts University; Vadim Gluzman and Angela Yoffe, Founders and Directors of the North Shore Chamber Music Festival.
Professor of chamber music at the Music and Arts University in Vienna, Mr. Sinaiski also leads a duo class at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany. He collaborates with many important musicians of our day in concerts and master-classes around the world. We are excited to welcome Professor Sinaiski to our Master’s Workshop series.

“Stars of Tomorrow” Benefit Concert

Presenting three brilliant new recipients of the Arkady Fomin Scholarship Fund: American violinist Fiona Khuong-Huu, Spanish pianist Raúl Canosa and another American young artist, cellist Bethany Bobbs. Joined by a former recipient, wonderful violinist Joshua Brown and Festival’s favorite clarinetist Ilya Shterenberg, and pianist Angela Yoffe. The young artists will bring their stunning virtuosity and deep musicality! AFSF 2022 Scholarships are kindly sponsored by BVLGARI Chicago.

Joaquín Achúcarro at 90!

One of the greatest musicians to grace world’s most important stages, legendary Spanish Pianist Joaquín Achúcarro is celebrating his 90th(!!!) birthday with an international recital tour. We are privileged to welcome Maestro Achúcarro, and celebrate the stunning artistry in his only Chicago recital!!!

International Musical Bridges – London

An extraordinary pedagogue, Professor of the Royal College of Music in London, and Music Director of the Keshet Eilon Violin Mastercourse in Israel, violinist Itzhak Rashkovsky is one of today’s leading and most sought-after teachers. His students, who come from all over the world to study with him, have been winners of many national and international competitions. We are very happy to have Professor Rashkovsky lead our Master’s Workshop – masterclass where he will share his experience and knowledge with the younger generation of musicians.

complimentary streaming / in-person attendance:
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See Upcoming Concerts2022 spring season booklet

Upcoming concerts

Encore Concerts On-Demand

The Artists

Fiona Khuong-Huu

Raúl Canosa

Bethany Bobbs

Joshua Brown

Angela Yoffe

Ilya Shterenberg

Evgeny Sinaiski

Joaquín Achúcarro

Itzhak Rashkovsky

Tickets & Venue

Performances will be presented both live-in-person and by livestream on our website.

Attend in-person:

limited seating

Join us in the recital hall at PianoForte Chicago, 2nd floor, 1335 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago.
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Livestream at home:


Concerts will livestream to audiences around the world from a special page on our website.


1234 S Michigan Avenue
Park Michigan Self Park Garage
Entrance on Michigan Avenue.

1255 S Michigan Avenue
Sky55 Garage
Entrance on S 13th Street.

Money back guarantee

If you purchase a ticket to attend in-person, and the concert can continue only in livestream format, we will happily refund that portion of the ticket price.
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Thank you!

NSCMF and its educational and outreach programs would not be possible without the generosity of those individuals and organizations:

If you would like to support onstage/offstage series with a donation, please visit the ‘Support’ page or call +1 847 37O 3984.


Thank you to our onstage/offstage series partners!