8th EPTA IRELAND PIANO FESTIVAL

10th – 12th May 2019

CLOSING DATE EXTENDED TO 3RD MAY

In association with the National Concert Hall

Friday 10, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May, 10.30 am

Kevin Barry Recital Room, National Concert Hall

Piano Competitions for students from 5th class to 6th year

Including Open Repertoire (Solo and Duet) and Contemporary Irish Music

With a closing Prize-winners’ Concert 

Adjudicator Dr David Mooney

Full price €5, Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) €10 per day

Season ticket €10, Season ticket per family €15

Friday 10 May 6.30 pm

Kevin Barry Recital Room, National Concert Hall

Recital by winner of 2019 Feis Ceoil Mrs MT Heneghan Cup

Full Price €10  /  Concession Price €5

Saturday 11 May 6.30 pm

Kevin Barry Recital Room, National Concert Hall

An Evening with Finghin Collins

Full Price  €15  /  Concession Price €10

 

The aim of this 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 5th and 6th class primary students all the way through to 6th year secondary students in the Irish school system.   Participants attending a school in Northern Ireland must adhere to the conversion regulations.  Competitions are scheduled in a way that allows time for adjudicator feedback.  

 

Coakley Fuller Prize

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

EPTA Cup

Will be presented for the best overall performance throughout the Piano Festival

ENTRY FEE APPLICABLE FOR ALL COMPETITIONS

  • €20 – standard entry fee
  • €16 – for students of EPTA members

CLOSING DATE EXTENDED TO 3RD MAY

Competitions

1. OPEN REPERTOIRE

With separate competitions for each year

Fifth and Sixth Classes
Repertoire: 1 piece of own choice
Maximum duration 3 minutes

First, Second and Third Years
Repertoire: 1 piece of own choice
Maximum duration 5 minutes

Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Years
Repertoire: 1 piece of own choice
Maximum duration 7 minutes

2. CONTEMPORARY IRISH MUSIC

Sponsored by the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland

Junior Competition
Open to all pianists in fifth and sixth class
1 piece of own choice from CMC Catalogue,
Maximum duration 3 minutes

Intermediate Competition
First Prize €50. Open to all pianists in first, second and third year
1 piece of own choice from CMC Catalogue
Maximum duration 5 minutes

Senior Competition
First Prize €100. Open to all pianists in fourth, fifth and sixth year
1 piece of own choice from CMC Catalogue
Maximum duration 7 minutes

3. PIANO DUET

Junior Piano Duet
Open to all pianists in fifth and sixth class
Repertoire: 1 piece of own choice
Maximum duration 3 minutes

Intermediate Piano Duet
Open to all pianists in first, second and third year
Repertoire: 1 piece of own choice
Maximum duration 5 minutes

Senior Piano Duet
Open to all pianists in fourth, fifth and sixth year
Repertoire: 1 piece of own choice
Maximum duration 7 minutes

Competitions Rules and Regulations

  • Competitions are open to students of EPTA members and non-EPTA members.
  • All entries must be fully completed for the application to be processed. Postal applicants must include completed form and payment (cash not accepted).
  • No overlap of repertoire is permitted.
  • Changes to the chosen piece are not permitted.
  • Late entries will not be accepted.
  • Participants will be notified of the date and time of the competition entered by email. If you make a POSTAL application and wish to receive notification of day and time by post you must include a stamped addressed envelope.
  • A copy of the music to be played must be presented at the competition.
  • Photocopies may only be used when the original music is also present.
  • Participants using music purchased online must produce proof of purchase.
  • Participants and members of the audience may not approach the adjudicator during the festival.
  • The decision of the adjudicator is final.

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