Walled City Music International Piano Festival 2023

10 - 17 July 2023

The competitors really brought their A-games as we were treated to exceptional performances to round off another successful Walled City Music International Piano Festival right here in Derry.

Throughout the festival week, visiting pianists were given the opportunity to attend workshops, learn, practice and work alongside our International Faculty in preperation for the International Competition.

The competition was incredibly fierce and the standard was immense, so well done and congratulations to all participating pianists! We believe you all have very bright musical futures ahead of you!


Final Standings:

🥇 1st Place: Dominic Doutney
🥈 2nd Place: Ruiya Zhong
🥉 3rd Place: Connor Wilcox
🏅 4th Place: Yan-Cheng Lin
🏅 5th Place: Jihae Yun
🏅 6th Place: Min-Jung Kim & Fang-Yu Hsieh

🏆 The Contemporary Music Centre Ireland Award: Jihae Yun

Judges: Cathal Breslin, Cahill Smith, Pei-Chun Liao, Chih-Long Hu, Svetozar Ivanov


Pictured from left to right: Svetozar Ivanov, Chih-Long Hu, Pei-Chun Liao, Dominic Doutney (1st Place), Cahill Smith, Cathal Breslin (Co-artistic Director).