How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Participants: We welcome applications from advanced piano students of all nationalities born on or after 1 August 1993. 

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 17 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 1 July.

Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are available to participants in need of financial assistance. Please state on the application form whether 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 (1 – 9 August) £650

Observer Festival Pass (1 – 9 August) £300

Standard single room + meals (St Hilda’s) £600

Standard single room + meals (Jocelyn Morris Quad) £550

En suite single room + meals (St Hilda’s) £690

En suite single room + meals (Jocelyn Morris Quad) £640

Standard twin room + meals (per person, St Hilda’s) £500

En suite twin room + meals (per person, St Hilda’s) £580

Observer private tuition £80

Transport to and from concerts £25 




17 April 2020 application deadline.

12 June 2020 final masterclass repertoire deadline.

1 July2020 payment deadline.



1 July 2020 application and payment deadline.

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

Box Office 01865 980 980

General Inquiries 01865 987 222
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