For the 2023 season, we will be accepting Masterclass applications from solo pianists, and pianist-composers.
The Porto Pianofest Masterclass Program is open to advanced and pre-professional pianists who are interested in developing their playing, artistry, and careers. During the festival, participants will study both privately and in public masterclasses with our world-renowned teaching artists and guests. There is additional opportunity for participants to perform in a concluding Festival Participants Recitals.
Porto Pianofest is a way to expand the global network of pianists, teachers, and students, as participants from around the world perform, practice, work, live, and create music together throughout the week.
— The festival is aimed towards pre-professional musicians, and young pianists, currently studying at University or Conservatory level
— Applicants will be selected by review of CV and recordings by the festival's artist faculty and staff
— After notification of acceptance, candidates should proceed to paying the tuition fee. We ask that tuition payment is received within 7 days of acceptance (please contact festival administration if accommodations are needed).
— Underaged students (under 18 years old) must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian for the duration of the festival.
— Additionally, participants will be asked to sign publicity waivers authorizing the festival to share photographs and recordings of performances, classes, and events.
— Because of the pandemic situation of COVID 19, all masterclasses and festival events and activities are dependent on any eventual contingency measures imposed by the authorities and festival partners, for the duration of the festival.
— In case of force majeure, imposed by the authorities and/or partners, against Porto Pianofest’s intentions, the tuition fee will automatically rollover to the following edition of PPF, all payed in full, and there will be no returns. If the participant prefers a refund, because of all non-refundable expenses incurred, Porto Pianofest will offer a partial refund of 50%.