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I am very happy with the fantastic professional level of the participants:

everyone plays great, therefore it is a pleasure to work with them.

The festival atmosphere is also very encouraging as everyone here is extremely friendly.

The organizers are young professional musicians themselves, so they know very well what young musicians need.

Olga Kern

Pianist, Professor KPF19

Kaunas Piano Fest 2021

4th edition

WE OFFER:

  • 4 individual piano lessons with prof. Avedis Kouyoumdjian (University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna) and prof. Hortense Cartier-Bresson (Paris Conservatory). Two lessons with each professor

  • 3 lectures about career management with arts career specialist Angela Myles Beeching (suggest your own lecture topics in the application form)

  • 1 lecture about recording production with Jorge Nava (ENE Classics) on setting up and using recording equipment - mics, cameras, etc.

  • Possibility to perform a solo recital

  • High quality concert video recording

  • Individual photoshoots (professional headshots for every participant)

  • Practice as much as you want (more rooms with pianos than participants)

  • Win special prizes such as a solo performance with the Kaunas city symphony orchestra during the next concert season and more


DATES AND LOCATION:

  • This year KPF will take place from 16th till 24th July 2021

  • All lessons and lectures are going to take place at Kaunas Juozas Naujalis Music Gymnasium (Kęstučio g. 85, 44299 Kaunas, Lithuania)

  • Concerts every day in different venues

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Due to a limited number of available places (16) you'll need to submit a video recording as a Youtube link. The repertoire is free, select pieces which you think represent you the best. Both solo and concerto repertoire is accepted. The total duration should be no more than 25 minutes

  • No age limit. Suggested age - 16 years and older


DATES AND FEES:

 

  • Application deadline: 1st June 2021

  • Pre-selection results announced: 4th June 2021

  • Course fee, active participant: 399 EUR (only to be paid if accepted). Scholarships possible (motivational letter required)

  • Course fee, passive participant: 70 EUR (only take part in the lectures via zoom)

  • Non-refundable registration fee: 30 EUR (to be paid by both active and passive participants)

  • Course fee includes lunch and dinner everyday for the duration of the festival

  • Accommodation is not included. However, our partner hotels offer discounts to KPF participants. Hotel fees will have to be paid by the participant on arrival. Please select your preferred accommodation option in the application form.

*In case of coronavirus-related restrictions, the festival will be held online. Further updates will be announced by mid June at the latest.