We champion the highest quality music from classical to contemporary, through the art form of 2 pianos, widening the lens of great art across heritage and time.
For almost 4 decades, the Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation has been the world’s leading champion of 2 piano repertoire and artistry. Located in Miami, Florida, it is one of the area’s few performing arts organizations whose activities span the globe and create international recognition for this art form.
The Dranoff expands the 2-piano repertoire at the highest levels by commissioning Pulitzer Prize, Grammy & Academy Award, and Emmy winning classical and contemporary composers including John Corigliano, William Bolcom, Michel Legrand, Gabriela Lena Frank, and Chucho Valdés. Dranoff’s corporate commission series, the “Bacardi Choice,” sponsored by Bacardi USA, takes Dranoff into the realm of jazz.
The Foundation is proud to have organized and presented twelve international 2 piano competitions for professional musicians ages 21 to 30, awarding the world’s top prize for piano duo. These competitions have produced over 40 winning duos, hailing from more than 20 countries. The Foundation presents these artist in concert on some of the world’s most esteemed concert stages, such as Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Mozarteum in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Netherlands.
In 2004, the Foundation expanded its activities in the community by partnering with the Miami Dade Public Schools to present PIANO SLAM: Dranoff’s performance & education program for teenagers in Title 1 schools. PIANO SLAM is a transformational performance program that uses music to enhance learning. Since 2009, Dranoff has brought live classical music performances to over 80,000 middle and high school students.