EPTA IRELAND PIANO FESTIVAL

Piano Festival 2018The aim of this piano festival is to create a positive performance environment for pianists, which will encourage excellence in a constructive, supportive and meaningful way. The festival focuses on the second level school student and the competitions are scheduled in a way that allows lots of time for the Adjudicator’s feedback.

The 7th EPTA Ireland Piano Festival will take place on Friday February 23rd and Saturday February 24th 2018 in the National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2.  The adjudicator for the 2018 festival is Dr Mary Lennon.  Closing date for entries is Friday 2nd February.

EPTA Ireland is delighted to continue a cross border initiative with EPTA Belfast. The winner of each category in the EPTA Ireland Piano Festival will be offered an opportunity to play alongside the regional winners of the EPTA UK Piano Competition 2018 in the First Presbyterian Church, Rosemary Street, Belfast in May. EPTA Ireland would like to thank John McParland for this wonderful invitation.


COAKLEY FULLER PERPETUAL PRIZE

This award will be presented for the best performance of a Baroque piece throughout the Festival

EPTA FESTIVAL CUP

Will be presented for the best overal performance throughout the Festival

OPEN REPERTOIRE COMPETITIONS

Open to all pianists in the second level school system

First Year
Repertoire: 1 Piece of Own Choice
Duration:    Max 5 Minutes
Second Year
Repertoire: 1 Piece of Own Choice
Duration:    Max 5 Minutes
Third Year
Repertoire: 1 Piece of Own Choice
Duration:    Max 5 Minutes
Fourth Year
Repertoire: 1 Piece of Own Choice
Duration:    Max 7 Minutes
Fifth Year
Repertoire: 1 Piece of Own Choice
Duration:    Max 7 Minutes
Sixth Year
Repertoire: 1 Piece of Own Choice
Duration:    Max 7 Minutes

PIANO DUET COMPETITIONS

Junior Piano Duet      Open to all pianists in first, second and third year
Repertoire: 1 Piece of Own Choice
Duration: Max 5 Minutes

Senior Piano Duet      Open to all pianists in fourth, fifth and sixth year
Repertoire: 1 Piece of Own Choice
Duration: Max 7 Minutes


CONTEMPORARY IRISH MUSIC COMPETITIONS

Sponsored by the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland 

Junior Competition   Open to all pianists in first, second and third year

First Place: €50 prize

Senior Competition   Open to all pianists in fourth, fifth and sixth year

First Place: €100 prize

Please CLICK HERE for repertoire requirements