Coimbra World Piano Meeting
Late applications after the deadline, when accepted, will suffer an increase of 10% on the course, application and competition fees.
Application will only be considered definitive as soon as the course fees are confirmed in our bank account.
The lessons will begin on the morning of 27th January 2024 and will end on the 4th February 2024. Students are encouraged to arrive on 26th January and leave on the 5th February to make the most out of the festival.
Conditions of participation
Travel costs, as well as visa and health insurance arrangements are the responsability of the students.
Triple room 33 euros/night/person
Double room 37,50 euros/night/person
Single room 65 euros/night
There is limited number of rooms and priority will be given to the first applications.
Arriving in Coimbra
The promoter of the event may organize a Bus from Lisbon Airport to Coimbra, on the 26th January, departing at 18.30, depending on a minimum of early reservations. On the 5th February a bus may also be organized to take participants from Coimbra to the Airport of Lisbon, arriving before 11.30 in the airport. The organization may not be held responsible for any delay in arriving to the airport as a result of an unavoidable accident or Act of God. Limited seats available, attributed by order of reservation.
Participants taking the Bus should pay a fee of 25 euros (one way).
The organization may also help participants traveling on their own, by suggesting Bus, Train and Shuttle connections.
Concerts and Competition
During the festival, several concerts will take place in major halls and historical sites. The professors of the festival will select the students who will partipate in these official concerts. Some concerts may be live recorded. By participating in the Concerts and Competition, the candidates cede to the Organization the right to record and broadcast in internet their performances. For the most relevant concerts, an audition might be organized. (note: students will not be offered remuneration for their participation in these concerts).
Apart from the regular concerts, a Piano Competition will take place in order to allow the best student(s) to perform with a professional orchestra.
For more information concerning rules and prizes, please check the page “International Piano Prizes”.
Students willing to take part in the competition must pay a 95€ fee, on top of the masterclasses fees.
During the mornings and early afternoon, several grand and upright pianos will be available for students to practice. A schedule for practicing will be organized, the amount of hours per student will depend on the number of enrolled students.
Each student will receive 3 lessons. Students may also apply to have 5 lessons (optional), should this be their intention. It might is possible to make lessons with more than one professor. All the lessons are open to active and passive students for listening. In principle student’s first choices for professors will be respected, subject to the schedule availability of the latter.
The lesson rooms are all equipped with half or grand pianos in very good condition.
Registration Fee: 246€* (200€ + 23% VAT) per person, active participants and listeners
Tuition Fees: 3 lessons soloists 375,15€* (305€ + 23% VAT)
5 lessons soloists 624,84€* (508€ + 23% VAT)
3 lessons duo 658,05€* (535€ + 23% VAT)
5 lessons duo 1100,85€* (895€ + 23% VAT)
Figueira da Foz International Prize 2023: 95€* competition fee, on top of the masterclass fee (both active and passive students may participate in the competition).
Special Prizes 2023: 95€* competition fee, on top of the masterclass fee (both active and passive students may participate in the competition).
*VAT 23% included
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Bank: Millennium BCP Branch: Coimbra Montes Claros Bank address: Praça Machado de Assis, 7 a 9, Celas
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