Piano Festival Gallery

BY Larisa    December 23, 2020

Piano Festival Supporters

BY Larisa    July 31, 2020

Thank you for Your Support Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra acknowledges with deep gratitude the financial contribution made towards our Oxford Piano Festival 2021, joining us in nurturing the stars of the future: Anonymous (3)Mr Tim GilbertDr Russell Hirshfield & Leila Larijani We would also like to thank all those who supported the Festival by offering scholarships for the participants: Dr Saphié Ashtiany & Prof Paul DaviesDalgleish TrustLady HortonMr & Mrs John Leighfield CBESir Sydney Lipworth QC & Lady Lipworth CBE

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Faculty

BY Larisa    July 21, 2020

Pierre-Laurent Aimard 2001Dmitri Alexeev 2003Piotr Anderszewski 2018Sulamita Aronovsky 2009Saleem Ashkar 2017Sergei Babayan 2012, 2019Paul Badura-Skoda 2016Andrew Ball 2004Martin James Bartlett 2021Dmitri Bashkirov 2004Boris Berezovsky 2019Boris Berman 2003Stephen Beus 2009Peter Bithell 2008, 2009, 2013, 2016, 2021Alfred Brendel 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019Yefim Bronfman 2017Ian Brown 2010Judith Burton 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006Hung-Kuan Chen 2013Seong-Jin Cho 2018Maria Curcio 2001, 2002, 2003Arnaldo Cohen 2010Federico Colli 2013Lise de la Salle 2019Andrei Diev 2008Peter Donohoe 2009, 2016, 2021Barry Douglas 2015, 2021Julius Drake 2003, 2018Christopher Elton 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2011Konrad Engel 2019Elisabeth Eschwé 2011Mahan Esfahani 2013Janina Fialkowska 2014Norma Fisher 2009William Fong 2006, 2011Ian Fountain 2007Philip Fowke 2014Claude Frank 2007Peter Frankl 2013Julian Gallant 2000, 2001Filippo Gamba 2001Jack Gibbons 2002Christopher Glynn 2012Alexis Golovin 2006, 2009Richard Goode 2017, 2018Gary Graffman 2006, 2009Horacio Gutierrez 2014Andreas Haefliger 2012Marc-André Hamelin 2016Tong-Il Han 2016Ruth Harte 2012Joan Havill 2012Rustem Hayroudinoff 2013Russell Hirshfield 2013Stephen Hough 2011, 2021Leslie Howard 2011Niel Immelman 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018Peter Jablonski 2003Julian Jacobson 2011Byron Janis 2015Ian Jones 2017, 2019, 2021Yoheved Kaplinsky 2009, 2015, 2018Peter Katin 1999Cyprien Katsaris 2005Renna Kellaway 2007Freddy Kempf 2005Diana Ketler 2012Sunwook Kim 2017Alexander Kobrin 2012Mari Kodama 2015Stephen Kovacevich 2011, 2013, 2014, 2021Vladimir Krainev 2006Helen Krizos 2021Piers Lane 2004Vanessa Latarche 2007, 2019, 2021George-Emmanuel Lazarides 2006John Lill 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2019Nikolai Lugansky 2016Joanna MacGregor 2005, 2007, 2008Leon McCawley 2015Murray McLachlan 2008Hamish Milne 2003Mishka Momen Rushdie 2021Bryce Morrison 2001, 2002, 2007Olli Mustonen 2010Tessa Nicholson 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013Ruth Nye 2008Ronan O’Hora 2006Cristina Ortiz 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2010Steven Osborne 2019Marios Papadopoulos ALLLucy Parham 2006Anthony Peebles 2010Ivo Pogorelich 2015Jean-Bernard Pommier 1999Menahem Pressler 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019Anne Queffélec 2018Ferenc Rados 2014, 2015Beatrice Rana 2019Gerald Robbins 2004Bernard Roberts 2004Paul Roberts 2000, 2017Michael Roll 2007, 2010Martin Roscoe 2005, 2007Charles Rosen 2002Tatiana Sarkissova 2010Alexander Satz 2005Staffan Scheja 2014Sir András Schiff 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018Peter Serkin 2016Hüseyin Sermet 2013Colin Stone 2017Kathryn Stott 2007, 2021Melvyn Tan 2006Alexandre Tharaud 2016Gordon Fergus-Thompson 2003, 2010Martino Tirimo 2002Malcolm Troup 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010Fou Ts’ong, 2009, 2010Rosalyn Tureck 2000, 2001Dénes Várjon 2015Vladimir Viardo 2008Roger Vignoles 2006Mikhail Voskresensky 2019Dame Fanny Waterman 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018Rita Wagner 2015Shai Wosner 2011Oxana Yablonskaya 1999, 2000, 2001Michael Young 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002Haochen Zhang 2012Asaf Zohar 2015Zhang Zuo 2017Veda Zuponcic 2005, 2006, 2007

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Oxford Piano Festival Faculty

BY Larisa    January 15, 2020

Pierre-Laurent Aimard 2001Dmitri Alexeev 2003Piotr Anderszewski 2018Sulamita Aronovsky 2009Saleem Ashkar 2017Sergei Babayan 2012, 2019Paul Badura-Skoda 2016Andrew Ball 2004Martin James Bartlett 2021Dmitri Bashkirov 2004Boris Berezovsky 2019Boris Berman 2003Stephen Beus 2009Peter Bithell 2008, 2009, 2013, 2016, 2021Alfred Brendel 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019Yefim Bronfman 2017Ian Brown 2010Judith Burton 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006Hung-Kuan Chen 2013Seong-Jin Cho 2018Maria Curcio 2001, 2002, 2003Arnaldo Cohen 2010Federico Colli 2013Lise de la Salle 2019Andrei Diev 2008Peter Donohoe 2009, 2016, 2021Barry Douglas 2015, 2021Julius Drake 2003, 2018Christopher Elton 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2011Konrad Engel 2019Elisabeth Eschwé 2011Mahan Esfahani 2013Janina Fialkowska 2014Norma Fisher 2009William Fong 2006, 2011Ian Fountain 2007Philip Fowke 2014Claude Frank 2007Peter Frankl 2013Julian Gallant 2000, 2001Filippo Gamba 2001Jack Gibbons 2002Christopher Glynn 2012Alexis Golovin 2006, 2009Richard Goode 2017, 2018Gary Graffman 2006, 2009Horacio Gutierrez 2014Andreas Haefliger 2012Marc-André Hamelin 2016Tong-Il Han 2016Ruth Harte 2012Joan Havill 2012Rustem Hayroudinoff 2013Russell Hirshfield 2013Stephen Hough 2011, 2021Leslie Howard 2011Niel Immelman 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018Peter Jablonski 2003Julian Jacobson 2011Byron Janis 2015Ian Jones 2017, 2019, 2021Yoheved Kaplinsky 2009, 2015, 2018Peter Katin 1999Cyprien Katsaris 2005Renna Kellaway 2007Freddy Kempf 2005Diana Ketler 2012Sunwook Kim 2017Alexander Kobrin 2012Mari Kodama 2015Stephen Kovacevich 2011, 2013, 2014, 2021Vladimir Krainev 2006Helen Krizos 2021Piers Lane 2004Vanessa Latarche 2007, 2019, 2021George-Emmanuel Lazarides 2006John Lill 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2019Nikolai Lugansky 2016Joanna MacGregor 2005, 2007, 2008Leon McCawley 2015Murray McLachlan 2008Hamish Milne 2003Mishka Momen Rushdie 2021Bryce Morrison 2001, 2002, 2007Olli Mustonen 2010Tessa Nicholson 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013Ruth Nye 2008Ronan O’Hora 2006Cristina Ortiz 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2010Steven Osborne 2019Marios Papadopoulos ALLLucy Parham 2006Anthony Peebles 2010Ivo Pogorelich 2015Jean-Bernard Pommier 1999Menahem Pressler 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019Anne Queffélec 2018Ferenc Rados 2014, 2015Beatrice Rana 2019Gerald Robbins 2004Bernard Roberts 2004Paul Roberts 2000, 2017Michael Roll 2007, 2010Martin Roscoe 2005, 2007Charles Rosen 2002Tatiana Sarkissova 2010Alexander Satz 2005Staffan Scheja 2014Sir András Schiff 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018Peter Serkin 2016Hüseyin Sermet 2013Colin Stone 2017Kathryn Stott 2007, 2021Melvyn Tan 2006Alexandre Tharaud 2016Gordon Fergus-Thompson 2003, 2010Martino Tirimo 2002Malcolm Troup 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010Fou Ts’ong, 2009, 2010Rosalyn Tureck 2000, 2001Dénes Várjon 2015Vladimir Viardo 2008Roger Vignoles 2006Mikhail Voskresensky 2019Dame Fanny Waterman 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018Rita Wagner 2015Shai Wosner 2011Oxana Yablonskaya 1999, 2000, 2001Michael Young 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002Haochen Zhang 2012Asaf Zohar 2015Zhang Zuo 2017Veda Zuponcic 2005, 2006, 2007

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Funding and Support

BY Gillian Berry    March 1, 2016

Support the Oxford Piano Festival  Providing precious opportunities for the stars of tomorrow to learn directly from the leading artists of today  The Piano Festival was founded in 1999 as an integral part of the Academy Programme, which incorporates all of the Orchestra’s educational programmes from primary school to post-graduate activities. Since its inception, the Festival has provided many young, talented pianists with invaluable opportunities for growth, aiding them on their paths to successful international careers.   Alumnus Mark Viner joined the Oxford Piano Festival as a teenager and attended for several years. He is now steadily gaining a reputation as one of Britain’s leading concert pianists and has been described by International Piano magazine as ‘one of the most gifted pianists of his generation’.  Undoubtedly one of the finest piano festivals in the world, the Oxford Piano Festival has contributed to who I am as a pianist in more ways than I can imagine. Mark Viner (2021)  This year’s Festival will feature free live streaming of selected masterclasses and evening concerts. Piano enthusiasts from around the globe can still enjoy these events online, despite not being able to attend in person. Online streaming allows us to reach students and teachers worldwide, inspiring them to reach new heights and to fulfil their potential.     The Oxford Piano Festival is reliant on the generosity of a close community of friends and supporters, without whom we would not be able to support these remarkable young musicians. We invite you to join us in nurturing the stars of the future by providing vital support in one of several ways:  Support the masterclasses, performances and events of the festival Support participating students through our Scholarship Fund ensuring that the most talented young performers can benefit from exceptional learning opportunities, irrespective of financial means Support the long-term future of the Oxford Piano Festival through a legacy bequest If you are considering supporting the Oxford Piano Festival and would like to discuss your gift, please contact Cherie Lai – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak00aac1f7df4b7ec5e29510ca207a4157').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy00aac1f7df4b7ec5e29510ca207a4157 = 'cherie' + '@'; addy00aac1f7df4b7ec5e29510ca207a4157 = addy00aac1f7df4b7ec5e29510ca207a4157 + 'oxfordphil' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text00aac1f7df4b7ec5e29510ca207a4157 = 'cherie' + '@' + 'oxfordphil' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak00aac1f7df4b7ec5e29510ca207a4157').innerHTML += ''+addy_text00aac1f7df4b7ec5e29510ca207a4157+'';  or +44 (0)1865 987 222.  The Oxford Philharmonic is both a UK-registered charity (charity no. 1084256) and a US based 501(c)3 Charitable Organisation and is a tax-exempt organisation under the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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Information for Applicants

BY Gillian Berry    February 28, 2016

Tuition Participants (playing students):All participants receive at least three public masterclasses and perform at the Participants’ Recital on 29 July. Although we try to accommodate participants’ choice of teachers, we cannot guarantee that everyone will receive tuition from their preferred professors.  Participants are provided with a Festival Pass which includes entry to all events. Observers (non-playing attendees): Full-time observers are provided with a Festival Pass which includes entry to all events. Limited spaces are available owing to social distancing restrictions. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Practical Information Travel: The Oxford Bus Company (+44 (0)1865 785 400 / www.oxfordbus.co.uk) runs buses from Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Stagecoach runs a 24-hour coach service between Oxford and Central London (+44 (0)1865 772 250 / www.oxfordtube.com). There are frequent rail services from London Paddington and London Marylebone to Oxford (information from National Rail Enquiries on +44 (0)345 748 4950 / www.nationalrail.co.uk). Our staff are happy to advise you about your journey to and from the Festival. Arrival and Registration: Festival staff will be at St Hilda’s College to welcome participants and observers and show them to their accommodation from 12:30 on 25 July. Please aim to register at the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building (JdP), by 13:30. Accommodation/meals: Accommodation is available on site at St Hilda’s. Accommodation prices include all meals at St Hilda’s College, starting with dinner on 25 July and ending with lunch on 1 August.  Practice Pianos: Festival participants may practise for up to five hours per day in the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building in pre-allocated practice rooms which you will share with one other participant. Tickets for Individual Events: All full-time observers and participants receive a Festival Pass on arrival.  Individual Festival events are also open to members of the public. Tickets for individual events will be available from Monday 5 July 2021 online or from the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra Box Office: +44 (0)1865 980 980 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak18f964c27f22b40877049bd7905db871').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy18f964c27f22b40877049bd7905db871 = 'boxoffice' + '@'; addy18f964c27f22b40877049bd7905db871 = addy18f964c27f22b40877049bd7905db871 + 'oxfordphil' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text18f964c27f22b40877049bd7905db871 = 'boxoffice' + '@' + 'oxfordphil' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak18f964c27f22b40877049bd7905db871').innerHTML += ''+addy_text18f964c27f22b40877049bd7905db871+''; . The repertoire list for the masterclasses will be available to view from 19 July 2021 at oxfordphil.com/events. Certificates: Certificates of Attendance will be presented to full-time participants and observers at the end of the Festival.

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Oxford Piano Festival Media

BY Gillian Berry    February 28, 2016

About the Festival

BY Gillian Berry    October 6, 2015

The Oxford Piano Festival is held annually during the summer, hosted in some of Oxford’s most historic venues and supported by Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. The 2021 Oxford Piano Festival will take place from 25 July to 1 August. The Festival’s position as a leading centre for learning is clear from the calibre of soloists and teachers taking part; the clamour for places and keenness of students to return year after year; and its profile in the international music community.  Its objective is simple: to inspire, support and encourage piano music making of the highest quality. It provides young players with the rare opportunity to work alongside and learn from some of the world’s finest pianists and teachers, to perform and to learn new repertoire, all as part of a dedicated community of artists which encourages exchange over competition.  The concept of the pianist as musician lies at the heart of the Festival. The various roles of the pianist – as virtuoso, chamber musician, accompanist, conductor, academic and teacher – are all explored. As part of this holistic approach, the various international schools of piano playing are considered. Taking place on our wonderful campus at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, the Festival boasts concerts and recitals by the foremost pianists of our time, a lively social atmosphere, and enthusiastic observers. This combination has proven time and time again to be a winning formula, as previous students have testified:  I have forged so many strong friendships and have learnt SO much about playing and appreciating music. The professors are simply inspiring and the lessons ring on for a long time after the course has finished.  Many legendary pianists of modern times, such as Menahem Pressler, Alfred Brendel and Yefim Bronfman, have made their way to Oxford to take part in the Festival, alongside a wealth of significant pianists.  With Alfred Brendel as the Festival’s Patron, Sir András Schiff as President, and the Festival’s founder, Marios Papadopoulos a renowned pianist himself, the bar is set very high in terms of quality and artistic integrity.

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