The Chetham's International Piano Summer School is a source of inspiration, fun, insight and focus for everyone who enjoys the piano and piano playing. Now in its eighteenth year, it continues to grow and develop as a 'piano republic of equals'. There is no elitism on the course, though everyone is extremely serious about piano playing.
There is no other summer school that manages to cater for the universal: Adult amateurs, promising children and observers are as welcome on the course as concert pianists, international young artists preparing for top competitions, and professional music teachers.
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5th Manchester International Concerto Competition for Young Pianists
We are delighted to announce that the 5th competition will take place from 23 - 29 August 2017. The competition will be for pianists 22 and under.
Selected semi-finalists will be invited to the Chetham's International summer school for pianists to perform their complete concerto on two pianos.
The international jury will select up to SIX finalists to perform their complete concerto with Manchester Camerata under conductor Stephen Threlfall in the brand new Stoller Concert Hall, on August 27th and 28th. All of the semi-finals and finals are free to observe for summer school participants.
Closing date for entries 4th June 2017. Please see website below for further details.