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October 14, 2023 | 7:30 PM | PAUL A. JOHNSTON AUDITORIUM

245 College Rd, Smithfield, NC 27577

Asiya Korepanova, piano


Tickets: $30 General 

International touring artist, Asiya Korepanova, is a pianistic powerhouse with an uncompromising dedication to the arts.  She is recognized not only for her achievements on the stage, but also for her work as a composer, visual artist, and poet.  See and hear the music come to life as this performance will feature projections of Asiya’s original artwork accompanying Mussorgsky’s vibrant masterpiece, “Pictures at an Exhibition.”  In addition, audiences will hear her perform some of her own transcriptions of beloved classical works. 

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October 26, 2023 | 7:00 PM | Twin Oaks Barn

6644 Cornwallis Rd, Garner, NC 27529

Jeremy Jordan, piano

Tickets: $45 VIP seating, $25 General, $15 Children and Students 18 and under 

Critically acclaimed, as “a rare talent” and “a true Wunderkind,” Chicago born Jeremy Jordan burst onto the music scene at age 9 playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in a live televised performance.  Following studies at the famed Juilliard School in NYC, he has been heard all around the world at Carnegie Hall, United Nations Arts Council, the American Liszt Society, Concertgebouw, Tokyo Opera City, Prague’s Rudolfinum, and Chicago’s Ravinia Festival.  Equally fluent in both classical and jazz idioms, Jeremy will explore a diverse range of styles and genres - classical masterworks, his own compositions and arrangements, and even Jazz or Gospel standards.  

CPF Live Sessions






Clayton Piano Festival continues the tradition of studio broadcast filming sessions with live audience, featuring interviews with artists and audience Q & A. Resulting videos will be available on the CPF website for international viewing year round.

Tickets: $25 General Admission

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November 11, 2023 | 7:30 PM | Hopper Piano Company

1800 Tillery Pl, Raleigh, NC 27604

Matthew Harrison, piano

Tickets: $25 General$15 Children and Students 18 and under 

There’s just something about Rachmaninoff!  One of the most prodigious pianists and composers of the 20th Century, his music seems to speak directly to the human soul, featuring melodies and harmonies which would have a direct influence on modern jazz and pop music, film and TV scores, and light up concert halls for years to come.  Celebrate his 150th birthday with pianist, author, and educator, Matthew Harrison as he explores Rachmaninoff’s two epic piano sonatas.  CPF Live Sessions are intimate live recording sessions with artist interviews and audience Q and A, which provides a more personalized experience for the listener/viewer to get inside the world of both the music and the performer.       

Holiday Gala 2022
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December 15, 2023 | 7:30 PM | Twin Oaks Barn

6644 Cornwallis Rd, Garner, NC 27529

 "Impromptuo" - Katherine Kyu Hyeon Lim, violin and Joey Chang / piano

Tyrone Chambers, tenor / Angelique Alexander, mezzo-soprano / Jonathan Levin, piano 

David Richards and the Swingsters Union Band



Tickets: $45 Premium, $35 General, $10 Children and Students 18 and Under

Clayton Piano Festival’s annual Holiday Gala Concert is always a favorite with our audience.  Held at the beautiful Twin Oaks Barn, the concerts feature multiple genres and instrumental/vocal acts presenting some of your favorite holiday music, followed by a festive reception.  This year’s gala brings a diverse array of musical acts, including New York City based Impromptuo, an innovative improvisation-focused duo made up of violinist Katherine Kyu Hyeon Lim and pianist Joey Chang, internationally touring tenor, Tyrone Chambers, David Richards and the Swingsters Union Band combining the triangle’s most talented Jazz stars, multi-genre vocalist, Angelique Alexander, and CPF Artistic Director, Jonathan Levin.  Come celebrate the season with us!

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