9th EPTA IRELAND PIANO FESTIVAL

Online festival 29/30 May 2021

We are delighted to announce that the Ninth EPTA Ireland Piano Festival, which was cancelled due to Covid in 2020, will now take place online 29/30 May.

Closing date for entries is 15th May, video submissions to be uploaded by 22nd May.

Our adjudicator is Mary Beattie of Cork School of Music.

Entries now open

Owen Lorigan

Chairman, EPTA Ireland

26th April 2021

 

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

  • €21 – standard entry fee (includes online booking fee)
  • €17 – for students of EPTA members (includes online booking fee)

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

There will be no duet competitions in 2021.

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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