WCM International Piano Festival

27th June - 1st July 2022

Cathal Breslin, Festival Director:
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 3rd Walled City Music International Piano Festival, based in my home city of Derry, Northern Ireland. Due to take place from 27th June to 1st July, this will be a unique and exciting Festival, offering an immersive and inspiring platform for young pianists!


Faculty Members – Read More

  • Cathal Breslin (Festival Director, Prof. at Arizona State University)
  • Noriko Ogawa (Prof. at Guildhall School of Music, London)
  • Chih-Long Hu (Distinguished Professor at University of Tennessee)
  • Therese Fahy (Prof. at Royal Irish Academy of Music)
  • Jasmin Arakawa (Prof. at University of Florida)

Programme of Events in Magee Campus, Ulster University

  • Lessons with the Festival faculty
  • Open classes, workshops and talks
  • Daily student performing opportunities
  • Piano faculty concerts
  • Social events

Registration – Read More

  • Registration fee £750
  • Deadline for registration 20 May 2022 (23:59 GMT)
  • Early Bird Special – registration fee is £700 if application is received before 20 April 2022 (23:59 GMT)
  • £100 deposit required to complete registration
  • Special tuition scholarships available for Irish pianists

Visiting Derry – Read More

Located in the stunning north-west of Ireland, the charming city of Derry~Londonderry is renowned as one of the finest walled cities in Europe, full of fascinating history and culture. Find out more about how to get here, where to stay and what to do in our Visiting Derry section!

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