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Cambridge Piano Weekend 2020

September 11 @ 5:30 pm - September 13 @ 5:00 pm BST

About the event

The Cambridge Piano Weekend is an exciting new piano festival with the aim of continuing and perpetuating the pianistic ideas and ideals of the legendary French-Swiss pianist Alfred CORTOT.

  • Participants should have achieved a minimum level of playing Grade 7 distinction or equivalent and above.


Programme highlights

In 2020 it is with great pleasure that the immense pianist Eric HEIDSIECK, who studied directly with the legendary pianist and teacher Alfred CORTOT, will be giving public Masterclasses on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September 2020.

The most promising pianist will be be awarded a piano recital in the Anglia Ruskin University Lunchtime Concert Series. Georges TODICA was the winner for Cambridge Piano Weekend 2019.

Patrick HEMMERLE, the leading young French pianist based in Cambridge and in a direct line from Alfred CORTOT, will also be teaching as assistant to Eric HEIDSIECK.

There will be a lecture with demonstration by Dr Vasileios RAKITZIS drawing on his recent doctoral paper: ‘Alfred Cortot and Schubert, studying Cortot as a performer, teacher and artist’. Vasileios wrote: ‘I strongly believe that musicians still have a lot to learn from Cortot’.


Fees and bursaries

Combined fee for Master-Class participation* & Individual Tuition including playing in one public concert: £295.

*Minimum level of playing Grade 7 distinction or equivalent and above. There is some financial assistance, in the form of scholarship or bursary, available for full-time piano/music students. Opportunity for one pianist only awarded a scholarship to play in the Anglia Ruskin University Lunchtime Concert Series.

Fees are for participation and exclude food, travel and accommodation. There is some financial assistance available in the form of bursary for full-time students.



The course is organised in association with Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.

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