Klavierhaus NYC presents
Conscious Listening
Residency & Piano Festival

Conscious Listening Home Page

Hsing-ay Hsu, 2023-2024 Artist in Residence, Steinway Artist
Sujatri Reisinger, Founder, Klavierhaus NYC
and Friends!

Klavierhaus NYC
790 11th Ave (54/55 Sts), NYC 10019
Bus: M31/M57/M12 (crosstown), M11 bus (9/10ave),  Subway to Columbus Circle
Transportation & Parking

In-Person or Livestream

"Welcome! Conscious Listening is a skill set of making connections with music, with others, and with life. This festival provides multiple points of engagement to focus listening through the lens of piano music. After we sharpen our listening skills together, we can take them away and apply it to anything in life.

Schedule of Events click here for descriptions

Collaborative Showcase
  FRI Mar 22  7pm
Conscious Listening Café Performance and Discussion

  SAT Mar 23  12:30 - 2pm
Chamber Music Masterclass
  SAT Mar 23  2 - 4pm
Find Your Flow Piano Intensive Masterclass  

  SUN Mar 24  1-4pm
Find Your Flow Piano Intensive recording (closed session)

  MON Mar 25  11-2pm

& ONLINE ACTIVITIES to encourage new habits of listening:
Livestreaming for sharing with families/friends
  link emailed to pass holders if requested
Conscious Listening Café Zoom Workshops
YouTube Video Series

The Conscious Listening Piano Festival NYC
Collab Showcase, an interdisciplinary performance
FRI March 22, 7 - 8:15pm
How I think about collaborative listening
    Hsing-ay Hsu

    With Grammy Award-winning violist Masumi Rostad,
        formerly of Pacifica Quartet; Eastman professor 
        performing NY premiere by Daniel Kellogg 

    Bruno Eicher and Kari Docter, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
        assistant concertmaster and cellist,
    Ariel Woodiwiss, New York actress,
    Sarah Panayiotou Leñador, dancer and founder of Babel Movement Dance Company
Cost a la carte: $50 includes a Zoom workshop

Conscious Listening™ Café 

SAT March 23, 12-1:30pm  

Performance of a NY Premiere, Listening through the 4-Steps, and Interactive Discussion 

    With Grammy Award-winning violist Masumi Rostad

           formerly of Pacifica Quartet; professor at Eastman
    Composer Daniel Kellogg - the NY Premiere of "Galatea"  duo for viola and piano
    Klavierhaus Founder Sujatri Reisinger - Piano Restoration Demo and Chat
Cost a la carte: $35 at NY Adventure Club 

Chamber Music Masterclass
SAT March 23, 2-4pm
How I teach Conscious Listening for collaborative performing  
Featuring Chamber Music Center of New York, Kaufman Center Lucy Moses School, and other programs.
Email thenutmegstudio@gmail.com to be considered for performing.
Cost a la carte: Support Hsing-ay's campaign to improve listening with a donation

*Optional pass holders outing to the Met Opera - additional cost.

Find Your Flow: Adult Piano Intensive (a Nutmeg Studio NYC event)

SUN March 24,   1-4pm Music Listening Level: Advanced.  Pass holders only.
MON March 25, 11am-2pm Closed session - no livestreaming. Auditors by permission only. 


Conscious Listening™ Online Café
Zoom listening and interactive discussion through the Conscious Listening 4-Steps
SAT January 27  12 - 1pm ET
SAT February 24  12 - 1pm ET
SAT March 23  12 - 1:30pm ET LIVE in NYC
Included with a Festival Pass

Masterclass - Amateur Adult Pianists through Conservatory Graduate Level
SAT November 4, 2023, 12:30-3pm  ET

How I teach Conscious Listening for performing; Preview of the Find Your Flow Piano Intensive
Auditors Welcome: Free Admission Donate What You Wish - Register Here
Amateur to Professional Performers from Nutmeg Studio, MIT, and Mannes School of Music
Livestream Link is emailed out the morning of the event.
Email thenutmegstudio@gmail.com to inquire about playing. Recommendation or interview required.

Recital - 3 Points of View: Pairing Piano with Poetry, Wine, & Improv

SUN February 25, 2024, 5-6:15pm, (livestream available)
How I respond to favorite masterpieces with my Conscious Listening approach and pair with ideas outside of music

How might a poetic image illuminate the music of Brahms?
What does wine contribute to the experience of Debussy?
Who will be brave enough to play in the audience music improv?

With guest poet Calleja Smiley Welsh
Wine tasting -  paired by sommelier Amy Karasavas
*Optional - Bring your acoustic instruments to play a 7 minute sample from Terry Riley's "In C"! Sign up here to play.
Cost a la carte: $50 includes wine and a Zoom workshop; Limited Seating Register Here

Sujatri's Pianos

Relive Debussy

About Hsing-ay 

Collaborative Artists Line-Up

And Calleja Smiley Welsh, Poet

James Wu, Sound Engineer / Videographer

Students from my Nutmeg Studio, Chamber Music Center NYC, MIT, & Mannes School of Music

In Memory, Joseph Patrych , Recording Producer

The Bigger Picture 

Travel Info

Hotel:  WestHouse  Code: BKDIRECT
Airport: recommended arrival date to La Guardia Airport
est. $60 taxi including tip to midtown Manhattan

Many Thanks to Klavierhaus, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the support of viewers like you! And to my production collaborators, including Sujatri, James, Jeany, Judith, NYAdventure Club, Chamber Music Center of NY, Associated Chamber Music Players, and to my sponsors and supporters! 

Write Me! Content is inspired by what I hear from people like you! hello@hsingayhsu.com. 

Meet the Dancer

Meet the Poet

3 Points of View Recital

Archive: November 4th Program - click here

Bach Invention #1 in C major - Adrian Delmont

Schubert Wanderer Fantasie 1st movement Ludmila Engelbach

Mozart Jupiter Symphony 1st movement exposition duet Yeli Zhou

Medtner Fairy Tale Op. 26 No. 1 Karren Huang

Ravel Menuet sur le nom d'Haydn Jun Chen

Liszt Sonata first section Alex Gu

Please leave a comment! https://www.facebook.com/NutmegStudioNYC/reviews

Archive: Feb 25 "3 Points of View" Recital Program click here

Guest Poet Calleja Smiley Welsh

Archive: Music Improv Opportunity Feb 25, 2024 click here 

Mar 22 Collab Showcase: Chamber Music with a Splash of Dance and Theater click here

How will you weave connections between distinct soundscapes with three different artistic disciplines? Come experience the buoyancy of Mozart's historical Piano Trio K.564, juxtaposed with modern day explorations of space and time, featuring a star-studded roster collaborating at the intimate Klavierhaus. Also performing a New York premiere for viola and piano, dance and piano improv, and a brand new theater scene built on Charles Ives beloved "Alcotts". Steinway Artist Hsing-ay Hsu's Conscious Listening™ approach frames her unique events with remarkable listening ideas to connect music, people, and life.

Chamber Music Masterclass Mar 23, 2024, 2-4pm click here 


Chamber Music Masterclass, SAT March 23, 2-4pm
In-Person and Livestreamed.

This Chamber Music Masterclass is about how I use my Conscious Listening™
approach in teaching collaborative listening with my co-teacher violist Masumi Rostad. Conscious Listening™ is a skillset to elevate communication and collaboration. We work on the ability to sense what your partners are doing and to cue them effectively so they know what your intentions are, in order to create a unified artistic vision and a seamless give and take.

This includes verbal, physical, and intellectual communication.

Each of the three ensembles will have a 25minute slot that involves a 5-7minute selection followed by my coaching. For this event, Grammy Award winning violist Masumi Rostad will co-teach with me. There will be time for casual interaction.

To apply to perform, please email a 1 minute video to thenutmegstudio@gmail.com. Limit to three pre-formed groups, preferably piano and strings. Intermediate to advanced level. The applications will be first come first served. I am looking for participants who can perform technically and artistically appropriate pieces for their own level of training, and who are open to learning new ideas. $100 per group, with two coaches, can be applied towards the residency pass. Scholarships may be available if needed.

To audit, please consider getting a festival pass or making a pay-what-you-can donation to support the program. 

Classical Music Exploration Mar 23, 2024, 12-1:30pm
with live performers, the composer, & the piano rebuilder click here 

Conscious Listening Café Series:
How does a new piece of music evolve from the composer, to the performers, through their instruments, to the audience's ears?


Flow Piano Masterclass Mar 25, 2024, 1-4pm click here 

In-Person and Livestreamed.

Find Your Flow Piano Intensive is presented by Nutmeg Studio NYC.
Strategies, exercises, and tools to find your flow in the present moment.
Creator/Teacher: Hsing-ay Hsu


"An explosion of energy..."  The New York Times

"Power, authority, and self-assurance..."  The Washington Post

"Her performance was masterly in its strength and authority and was sustained by exquisite lyricism."  The Baltimore Sun

"I really, really appreciate hearing her thoughts about what the composer was doing in terms of the rhythm, melody, key, dynamics, tempo... and about creating new memories together/collectively. It helps me personally to go much deeper in what I'm hearing. Breathing with the music has been transformative - I think about it all the time now." Loretta Cummings, Café member


"How naturally Hsing-ay's acute ear leads to unique insights into what the music is saying, with integrity and imagination..."  Larry Graham, Queen Elisabeth Int'l Piano Competition Winner 

Reserve  here & Pay below

Concert Pass/ Day Pass $50
  + one Zoom workshop

Festival Pass $100

Residency Pass $150
  All events/Zoom workshops

Supporter Pass $200
  All events/Zoom workshops
  Reserved seats

Sponsor Pass $500
  Pair of tickets to all +
  Invitation to a social outing

Livestream Pass $50 to all events and FEB/MAR Cafés

Limited Student Tkt: $25

Financial Scholarships Available

Venmo @HHpiano
Credit Card portal 

Thank you!