WCM International Piano Festival

Programme of Events

10 - 17 July 2023

Our International Piano Festival and Competition will run from Monday 10 July until Monday 17 July in the Magee Campus of Ulster University. The programme of events will include:

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

A typical day in the Festival schedule:

  • 9am – 12pm:  Morning masterclasses running simultaneously throughout the campus
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm: Lunchtime concert by students in the Great Hall using two beautiful Steinway pianos
  • 2pm – 5pm: Afternoon masterclasses, as above
  • 7pm – 8:30pm: Gala concerts performed by Faculty, with some student showcases and opportunities for students to perform with Faculty on fun multiple-hands piano works, such as four hands, six hands, eight hands and two pianos.

Social events to include:

  • Live traditional Irish music and dance
  • Walking tour of the City
  • Reception with the Mayor
  • Community concerts

Practice Time

Practice rooms will be assigned as needed throughout festival week, according to availability and time limits.


Festival participants should arrive on evening of 9 July, and depart on morning of July 18.