Donate now to support your one-stop classical music destination

Your contribution powers the wonder of classical music

Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

Creating musical opportunities on Rapa Nui

Pianist Mahani Teave grew up on Rapa Nui Island Monica Oportot
33min 4sec : Mahani Teave - full interview

Mahani Teave grew up on Rapa Nui (sometimes called Easter Island) in the Pacific Ocean. When she was nine years old a piano and a pianist arrived on the island. Fascinated, she begged for lessons. Teave's passion for the instrument soon took her to Valdivia, Chile to study, then on to conservatories in the United States and Europe, and finally an international touring career as a soloist. But she said she always felt called home to Rapa Nui.

Listen to her interview with PT host Fred Child about the creation of the Rapa Nui School of Music and the Arts, how the school unites art and environmental sustainability, and how music has sustained the people of the island during the COVID-19 pandemic.

More about the new album release from Mahani Teave:
Mahani Teave: Rapa Nui Odyssey

Before you go...

For all we have to offer – the Piano Puzzler, Young Artists in Residence, and the weekly performances themselves – everyone at Performance Today is thankful that you join us each day for this comprehensive musical experience. As a public media program though, we can only do this with your support. Make a financial contribution today to continue to power this program.