Participants (playing students): All participants receive a total of three hours’ tuition and have the opportunity to perform at the Participants Recital on 4 August. Although we will try to accommodate participants’ choice of teachers, we cannot guarantee that everyone will receive tuition from their preferred professors. All participants are provided with a Festival Pass which includes entry to all concerts and masterclasses from 28 July – 6 August.
Observers (non-playing students): All observers are provided with a Festival Pass which includes entry to all concerts and masterclasses from 28 July – 6 August. Observers have the option of private tuition on 28 July at a cost of £75 per hour.
Young Pianists (3 August only): Young pianists receive a 30-45 minute lesson with Tessa Nicholson, and have the opportunity to attend all other masterclasses on 3 August. Young Pianists may be accompanied by one adult for the day at no extra charge.
Lied Class (5 August only): Lied Class (5 August only): Two singers will have the opportunity to participate in a masterclass with distinguished tenor Christoph Prégardien and may attend all other masterclasses on 5 August.
Travel: Oxford Philomusica is happy to advise you about your journey to and from the Festival. There is a frequent rail service from London Paddington to Oxford (information from National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484 950 or www.nationalrail.co.uk). The Oxford Bus Company (tel. 01865 785 400 / www.oxfordbus.co.uk) runs buses from Central London and Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.
Arrival and Registration: All students should aim to register at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, by 13.00 on 28 July. Festival staff will be at the College to welcome students and show them to their accommodation from 12.00 – 13.00, and will be available at all times to answer students’ questions.
Accommodation: Accommodation comes with full board (three meals per day) at St Hilda’s College. This includes lunch and dinner on 28 July and breakfast on 6 August.
Practice Pianos: Festival participants can practise for up to three hours per day on pianos in the Jacqueline Du Pré Music Building.
Festival Pass: All full-time observers and participants will receive a Festival Pass on arrival, which allows them free access to all concerts, recitals and workshops from 28 July to 6 August. A 7-day option is also available for observers (see page 17). Please specify your chosen 7 consecutive days on your application.
Certificate: Certificates will be issued to full-time participants, observers and Young Pianists at the end of the Festival (Young Pianists on 3 August).
Tickets for Individual Piano Festival Events: All classes, lectures and concerts are open to the public. Tickets are available to book via the events page and the Oxford Philomusica Box Office on 01865 980 980. Book any 4 or more events and save 10% (offer only available through the Oxford Philomusica Box Office). A list of works to be studied in each masterclass will be published on Oxford Philomusica’s website by 19 July.
Prices: Morning masterclasses (3 hours): £9
Afternoon masterclasses (2 hours): £6 Evening concerts: Individually priced