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Every year there are participants on the course from about 20 different countries, including Australia, USA, Canada, Venezuela, Iceland, Singapore, China etc.
Here are just a few of the many comments received about the course.


The piano summer school is one of the highlights of my year - brought about not only by excellent organisation but by the trust and friendliness you seem to inspire in others. I would like to express my sincere thanks to you both for making it so. I look forward to seeing you next August.
Milton T

Thank you very much for this socially and academically life changing  organization. - Tijen A

I would like to thank you for organising such a wonderful and a unique summer school, I thoroughly enjoyed myself. They have really provided me with more energies and a new insight to the pieces and piano practice in general.
I have learnt a lot musically and about life, and I have lots of lessons and some wonderful experiences to take back home!
Even though I was really far away from my home, I always felt like home here, at Chethams.
I loved everything - the place, the food, the wonderful faculty, the concerts, people, cabaret, etc. - everything!
Although this year's summer school has ended, I am already looking forward to the next summer school!
I hope that the speed at which these 12 days flew past, the coming 12 months also fly past!
Tavan

My son has just been to the 2nd week of your Summer school and has had an absolutely wonderful time. After about 2 days there he sent me a text asking if he can go again next year!
He sent one yesterday saying if necessary he would pay for it himself and today  saying he didn't want to leave!
I think you can safely say it has been a huge success. He's even gone straight to the piano and carried on practising. He says he's enjoyed doing lots of practice. He also said everyone was really nice.

He has been on lots of music related tours,  etc. but I have never heard him so excited and enthusiastic as he has been about the past week. -
Janet C

I would like the thank you and Chetham school fot the fantastic enriching experience at the course. Everything was just outstanding
! - Datia B

...in a world with so many negative and distructive forces it is wonderful that the Chetham's International Summer School for Pianists promotes the humanity of musical education and harmonious cooperation for a better world. - Hans H

This last week has been incredible - I hoped I would enjoy it but all my expectations were surpassed, it was such a special time.
- Lee H

Thanks again for yet another uplifting and life enhancing experience.
I pinch myself occasionally, as I have been playing since childhood, and have made more progress in the last 6 years than the previous 40+  ..a very special musical sanctuary.
- Marie M

I'd read that the atmosphere was really friendly and it's true. Staff, Faculty, Participants, Observers alike were all open and friendly and there was a huge spirit of sharing.
I have learned so much in a short space of time. Plenty to keep me going for the next year until I return.
- Deidre K

The festival was an amazing experience - thank you so much indeed.  I appreciate your enormous energy in orgainsing this remarkable event. - Daisy H

Thank you so much for such a wonderful week. It was truly inspirational and  exciting. - Anne S

It was my first experience at a piano summer school but I could not have hoped for anything better than what I got.
Everything was so smooth and so well organised, I was really impressed. Most of all it was all about the friendly and positive atmosphere.
The Faculty was outstanding and I am already looking forward to working again with them next year
- Simone M

Having safely returned to Hong Kong, we would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt thanks to Chetham's and all the staff members for your hospitality during our stay in Manchester!  We appreciate for all your wonderful arrangements, it is definitely a life long treasure for us! - Yoko