How to Apply

Entry Requirements

Participants: We welcome applications from advanced piano students of all nationalities, born on or after 24 July 1994.  For this year's Festival, students must be resident in the UK and/or present in the country for more than 10 days before the start of the Festival.

Observers: Applications are open to all on a first come, first served basis.

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 19 July will receive a refund of all but their £100 deposit. Those who withdraw after this date will not receive a refund. If you cannot attend the Festival due to Covid-19, you can request a full refund or exchange your ticket for a gift voucher for the 2022 Festival. 

Ticketholders for individual events who cannot attend due to Covid-19 can exchange ticket(s) for a gift voucher up to 24 hours before the concert or request a full refund.

Payment for Observers and Participants: Full payment must be received by 16 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.




25 June Application deadline.

9 July Final masterclass repertoire deadline.

16 July Payment deadline.



16 July Application and payment deadline.


Category Prices

Participant Festival Pass (25 July – 1 August)                           £650

Observer Festival Pass (25 July – 1 August)                              £250

Standard single room + meals                                                   £550

En suite single room + meals                                                     £640

Anniversary Building en suite single room + meals                   £730

Standard twin room + meals (per person)                                  £450

En suite twin room + meals (per person)                                    £525

Anniversary Building twin en suite room + meals (per person)  £550


Payment Methods

Cheque made payable to Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra Productions Ltd and send to Stella, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, 29a Teignmouth Road, London NW2 4EB. 

Debit/credit card: please call +44 (0)1865 980 980

Online transfer (state your name as the payment reference and please note the full amount should be transferred net of bank charges):

Account Name: Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra Productions Ltd    
Account No.: 8771 4957   
Sort Code: 51-50-01    
Bank: NatWest, South Kensington Station Branch, 18 Cromwell Place, London SW7 2LB   
Swift Address: NWBK GB 2L   
IBAN: GB40 NWBK 5150 0187 7149 57


Correspondence Address:
Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
29a Teignmouth Road,
London NW2 4EB

General Inquiries 01865 987 222
Box Office 01865 980 980
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Registered Address:
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