Sardoal International Piano Meeting


General Conditions


The deadline for receiving applications is October 5th, 2020 (Masterclasses).
As the number of participants is limited, students are accepted by order of application. Late applications after the deadline, when accepted, will suffer an increase of 10% over the  fees. Application will only be considered definitive as soon as the course fees are confirmed in our bank account.

Course dates

The masterclasses will happen in two different weekends (9-11, 16-18 and 23-24 October 2020). Participants may choose to take part in both weekends or choose only one of them, depending on the availability of the professors. 

Conditions of participation

There is no age limit for attending the master classes. If you are a minor, you must travel with a parent/guardian or an official permission stating that you are allowed to travel by yourself under your own responsibility. Travel costs, as well as visa and health insurance arrangements are the responsibility of the students.


The organization will help participants finding local accommodation at very reasonable prices.

Bus Lisbon/Sardoal/Lisbon

On the 15th October a free Bus will pick up students in the airport of Lisbon, departing at 18.00. Also on the morning of October 19th, the Bus will take students to Lisbon airport, from Sardoal, arriving before 11.30. 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. Students not able to take the Bus must travel on their own.

Sightseeing and Open Air Activities

Touristic tours and open air activities will be organized, in parallel with the masterclasses. Participants will be informed later on on this subject.


During the festival, several concerts will take place in the cultural center and historical sites through out the city. The professors of the festival will select the students who will partipate in these official concerts. (note: students will not be offered remuneration for their participation in these concerts).
Repertoire is selected by the organization committee.


A Piano Competition will take place in parallel to the event.
For more information concerning rules and prizes, please check the page “Sardoal Young Talent Award“. 

During the masterclasses, one outstanding student may be invited to perform professionally in the 2021 season.

Practice facilities

Several pianos will be available for practicing. A schedule for practicing will be organized, the amount of hours per student will depend on the number of enrolled students.


Students may apply to study with the permanent faculty or/and with honour guest professors. It might be possible to make lessons with different professors, depending on the availability. 

Passive students

Passive students may listen to all lessons and events and take profit of accomodation and event facilities like a regular student.

Event Fees

Permanent Faculty

Application fee: 49,20 €* 
Active students: 4 lessons – 196,80 €*
Optional: extra lesson with special honour guests: 135 €/hour*
*(23% VAT included) 

Special honour guest faculty:

Application fee: 75 €*
Active students (Piano):
     2 lessons – 270 €*             *(23% VAT included)   

Passive students (listeners): free entrance


Due to the coronavirus pandemic, in 2020 masterclasses can also take place online, in video conferences. For Online masterclasses the fees to be applied will amount 60% of the fees stated above.

Application fees will not be returned under any condition. Costs of the bank transaction must be assumed by the applicant.

Fees must be transferred to the following bank account:

IBAN : PT50 0033 0000 45464230189 05



Bank: Millennium BCP
Praça Machado de Assis, 7 a 9, Celas
3000-253 COIMBRA

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