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8th Annual National Piano Festival - 10th - 12th March 2017

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Our Festival is a unique opportunity for all to celebrate the piano whilst acting as a platform for pianists to convey the musical messages of great composers. We all know & appreciate the power of live performance and how it can instantly change the way we feel. Pianists are urged to develop and showcase their unique talents and perform with individuality, personality, originality and spontaneity.

We are really looking forward to hosting our 8th Annual National Piano Festival. Based on feedback from previous Festivals, what sets our Festival apart is a combination of things - the wide age categories, from under 6 years tots all the way to the Over 50’s, the freedom of ‘own choice’ pieces, the relaxed ‘concert’ setting (with a healthy competitive edge), comprehensive feedback delivered to each performer, FREE gift for all participants and finally something else that doesn’t usually come with National Festivals – warm-up pianos! Pianos Plus will be providing us yet again with their fabulous facility, of both warm-up pianos and a beautiful Recital Room.

We are very pleased to enclose details of next year’s National Piano Festival, which will take place once again at Pianos Plus Showrooms & Recital Room: Oak Road, Dublin 12 (easy access off M50) Friday 10th ~ Sunday 12th March 2017.

In 2016 we were host to those travelling from as far as counties Louth, Meath, Westmeath, Kildare, Wicklow, Kilkenny, Roscommon, Sligo and Armagh as well as the greater Dublin area itself. Based on the very positive feedback we received in previous years we are expecting an even greater number of entries this time!

Thanking you for your support!
Please spread the word & pass on the enclosed Information Brochures & application forms to your teachers & students, our Festival being an ideal platform for pianists for all ages and levels. The closing date for entries is Monday 12th February 2017.

Prizes

1st Prize: Cup and Gold Medal
2nd Prize: Silver Medal
3rd Prize: Bronze Medal

Clive Gouldson Memorial Award:

A cash prize of €150 will be presented to the overall Senior Winner.

A cash prize of €100 will be presented to the overall Junior Winner along with an
Amazon Fire Tablet

*** A Special Prize, the St. Patrick’s Award and a cash prize of €75, will be presented to the best performance of a piece by any Irish Composer from any category.

How to get to Pianos Plus

Pianos Plus is located at Centre Point Business Park

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GPS Coordinates: 53.323019, -6.369631 or +53° 19' 22.87", -6° 22' 10.67"



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2017 Adjudicators - Colma Brioscu & Dr. Orla Mc Donagh

2016 Adjudicators: Una Hunt & Mairead Hurley
2015 Adjudicators: Anthony Byrne & Conor Linehan
2014 Adjudicators: Dr. David Mooney & Dr. Mary Lennon
2013 Adjudicators: Dr. Mary Lennon & Prof Pádhraic Ó Cuinneagáin
2012 Adjudicator: Prof Pádhraic Ó Cuinneagáin
2011 Adjudicator: Prof Ray Keary RIAM
2010 Adjudicator: Prof Lance Coburn RIAM