How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Participants: We welcome applications from advanced piano students of all nationalities born on or after 30 July 1990. 

Observers: Open to all. 

Deposit & Cancellation Policy: All participants and observers must pay a non-refundable deposit of £100 (participants upon acceptance; observers upon application). 

Participants and observers who withdraw from the Festival before 30 June will receive a refund of all but their £100 deposit. Those who withdraw after this date (including private tuition) will not receive a refund. 

Payment for Observers and Participants: Full payment must be received by 30 June.

Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are available to participants in need of financial assistance. Please state on the application form that you would like to be considered for a scholarship.

Festival Pass Discount for Returning Attendees:  All adults who have attended as full-time participants or observers in the past are eligible for a special discount of £25.  

Deadlines

Participants

Deadline for applications: 14 April

Deadline for payment and masterclass repertoire: 30 June

Observers

Deadline for applications and payment: 30 June