Funding and Support

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: 

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. 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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