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Clayton Piano Festival is one of the Triangle’s fastest growing musical entities, bringing world-class performances and unique concert experiences to Johnston County NC. The festival presents a select number of carefully tailored events each year, cultivating local talent as well as engaging exceptional guest artists from all around the world to share music in creative ways with diverse audiences from Clayton NC and beyond.

What People Are Saying

“Who’d have imagined it? A piano festival in Clayton! The mere existence of this [festival] is, basically, a case of massive culture shock in reverse… Programs and the playing have been exemplary. Long may Levin and his colleagues thrive!”

John Lambert , Cultural Voice of North Carolina
“Part of what makes the Clayton Piano Festival unique each year is its presentation of piano performances that may not fit the expected mold of a “classical” piano concert… there was a texture, mood, or image to satisfy every listener… a very immersive experience.”
Chelsea Hube, CVNC

“Whether its audience were lifelong musicians or first-time classical consumers, Chang’s improvised piano concert provided a unique classical concert experience for all. His concise and personable conversation around each piece made the complexity of his classical performance accessible to even the newest of concertgoers. However, that isn’t to say Chang put the kid gloves on for the sake of accessibility. The synthesis of his Juilliard training showed in his precision even within highly complex creations. Chang emulated the styles of certain eras as well as layered elements of others to produce challenging work that would give seasoned musicians something to chew on as well.”

Spencer Phillips, CVNC

“I felt I was having a spiritual moment. Her performance was way beyond this world.”

Anonymous, Audience Member

It was just amazing!!!!

Anonymous, Audience Member
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The Clayton Piano Festival thrives on the power of community. Your generous donation allows us to connect Johnston County with outstanding pianists and performers from around the world. Together, we bridge the gap between performer and audience, fostering a love for classical music in all ages.

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