How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Participants: We welcome applications from advanced piano students of all nationalities born on or after 28 July 1992. 

Observers: Open to all. 

Deposit & Cancellation Policy: Observers must pay a non-refundable deposit of £100 upon application.

Participants must pay a non-refundable deposit of £100 upon acceptance.

Participants and observers who withdraw from the Festival before 13 July 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 28 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.  


Category Prices

Participant Festival Pass (27 July – 4 August) £625 (under 18 £600)

Observer Festival Pass (27 July – 4 August) £300 (under 18 £275)

Standard single room + meals £600

En suite single room + meals £690

Standard twin room + meals (per person) £500

En suite twin room + meals (per person) £580

Chamber Music Class (cost per ensemble) £120

Observer private tuition £80

Returning attendee discount £25   




12 April application deadline

14 June final masterclass repertoire deadline

28 June payment deadline


28 June application and payment deadline

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
London office
29a Teignmouth Road,
London NW2 4EB

Box Office 01865 980 980

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