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Oxford Piano Festival masterclass

Oxford Piano Festival and Summer Academy 2020

August 1 @ 12:30 pm - August 9 @ 1:00 pm BST

Welcome from Festival Artistic Director, Marios Papadopoulos

The artistic diversity of this year’s Festival is as invigorating as ever and the historic City of Oxford will once again welcome some of the world’s most distinguished pianists and teachers for an inspirational series of concerts, masterclasses and lectures.

Last year in this introduction, I wrote about the apparently endless, universal capabilities of the piano – the instrument’s status as both a solo orator and a congenial conversationalist, a vessel for self-absorbed introspection and unbounded, triumphant communication.

Perhaps those qualities are connected more with the musician seated on the piano stool than with the mechanics of the instrument itself. It is pianists – even more than pianos – that wow us with their poetry and passion. And a constant stream of talented pianists emerging from all corners of the world continues to captivate audiences and inspire future players.

Read the full introduction on the Oxford Piano Festival website


Information for applicants

Who the Festival is for

  • Participants: We welcome applications from advanced piano students of all nationalities born on or after 1 August 1993
  • Observers: Open to all


Please visit the Festival website for full details



Participants (playing students)

  • All participants receive three public masterclasses and perform at the Participants’ Recital on 7 August. 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
  • Observers may request private tuition with a conservatoire professor chosen by the Festival (£80 per hour)
  • Due to limited availability, tuition slots will be allocated on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis

Additional information

Please visit the Festival website for details of travel, accommodation, practice pianos and tickets for individual events



  • 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


  • Participants
    • 17 April 2020 application deadline
    • 12 June 2020 final masterclass repertoire deadline
    • 1 July 2020 payment deadline
  • Observers
    • 1 July 2020 application and payment deadline


Festival brochure

Oxford Piano Festival 2020


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