WCM International Piano Festival

10 - 17 July 2023

Dr. Cathal Breslin, Festival Director:
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 4th Walled City Music International Piano Festival, based in my home city of Derry, Northern Ireland, due to take place from 10th to 17th 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)
  • Therese Fahy (Prof. at Royal Irish Academy of Music)
  • Chih-Long Hu (Prof. at University of Tennessee)
  • Chu-Fang Huang (President, Ameri-China International Music Association)
  • Svetozar Ivanov (Prof. at University of South Florida)
  • Cahill Smith (Prof. at Utah State University)

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
  • Sight-seeing Trips (including the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Registration – Read More

  • Tuition fee £1000 – to be paid in full by 28th April 2023 (23:59 GMT)
  • Early Bird Special – tuition fee is £900 if tuition is received before 31st March 2023 (23:59 GMT)
  • *DEADLINE EXTENDED INTO MARCH 2023* £100 deposit required to complete registration (this amount is deducted from the total tuition amount)
  • 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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