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Mannes Sounds Festival

Founded in 1999 by Pavlina Dokovska, chair of the Mannes Piano department, the Mannes Sounds Festival presents more than 20 concerts annually performed by young artists from Mannes School of Music, the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music and the School of Drama as well as master classes and lectures by distinguished faculty members and renowned guest artists. It is one of the outstanding components of the Mannes performance program. The events are held at various prestigious concert venues and cultural institutions throughout New York City. 

The Fall 2020 events are taking place online, please RSVP to attend the virtual premieres or stream the performances on demand any time after on this page.

Mannes Sounds Festival presents

European Women Composers through the Centuries

Monday, November 23, 2020, 7:00PM (EDT)


Mannes Sounds Fall 2020 Calendar

Stream On Demand

Mannes Sounds Festival presents

Piano Cantabile: "Survey of Beethoven’s Variations"

Play Video

Mannes Sounds Festival presents

Kristallnacht and Its Aftermath

Remembering Terezin: A Tribute to the Artists who Perished in the Holocaust

Mannes Sounds Festival presents

Piano Cantabile: "Bach Inventions and Sinfonias"

Mannes Sounds Festival presents

Piano Cantabile: “Childhood Memories”

Mannes Sounds Festival and Czech Center New York present

The World of Leoš Janáček

Mannes Sounds Festival and Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church present

A Tribute to Johann Sebastian Bach

Mannes School of Music and the Mannes Sounds Festival are proudly supported by the generosity of people like you. Now, more than ever, your support enables students to achieve their artistic dreams through intensive study at Mannes and makes possible virtual performances like these.
To give or to learn about giving opportunities, please contact Stephen Jacobsohn, Senior Director of Development by phone (646) 909-3557 or email at [email protected]. We are deeply grateful for your generosity which inspires and propels our student artists and dedicated faculty.