6th edition of EPTA Piano Festival & Masterclasses

13th to 20th of July, 2022,
Ponte de Lima,
Portugal

The event

EPTA Portugal is organizing the sixth edition of the piano festival and masterclasses with professors Luís Pipa (President of EPTA-Portugal) and Alberto Urroz (EPTA Spain).

Masterclasses

During a week, from 13th to 20th of July, the masterclasses will be held in a beautiful guest house, "Quinta da Aldeia", in Ponte de Lima. Participation in the masterclasses includes accommodation and full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner). The masterclasses are directed at piano students with ages between 16 and 35 years old.

The number of "active participants" is limited. In case the number is exceeded, the professors will choose the participants based on their curriculum and repertoire presented. 

All participants will have free entrance to all the concerts of the Festival.

The students have the possibility of performing in a public concert as part of the Festival Percursos da Música, pending upon teacher's approval. 

All participants will receive a course certificate.

Priority will be given to the "active participants" in terms of accommodation, but in case the number is not exceeded, space will be open for the "listeners".

EPTA members will benefit from a discount.

To become an EPTA Portugal member follow this link

Piano Festival

Throughout the week several performers will be part of the prestigious festival "Percursos da Música" in Ponte de Lima. Luís Pipa and Alberto Urroz will perform during the festival (Program will be announced soon)

Info and Regulation

The masterclasses will take place at Quinta da Aldeia in Ponte de Lima, Portugal, where the participants may be located during the week.

Masterclasses will be given by pianists Luís Pipa (EPTA Portugal) and Alberto Urroz (Spain)

The students have the possibility of performing in a public concert as part of the Festival Percursos da Música, pending teacher approval.

All participants will receive a course certificate.

Deadline for application is 13th of June, 2022

The number of "active participants" is limited. The participants will be chosen by Luís Pipa and Alberto Urroz and the criteria for acceptance will be based on the curriculum and repertoire presented. The results will be revealed after the 13th of June. Participants not chosen to play this year may join the masterclasss as listeners.

Note: If the number of places is not fulfilled until the 13th of June the deadline will be extended, but the participants accepted will have to pay an extra fee.

After approval, the application will only be accepted after we receive the transfer receipt (proof of payment) that should be sent to the email eptaportugal@epta-lusa.pt

Bank transfer should be sent to EPTA Portugal account:

NIB 0033-0000-45449327691-05.

IBAN- PT50 0033-0000-45449327691-05.

EPTA members will benefit from a discount.

To become an EPTA Portugal member follow this link

Accommodation is organized in full-board basis with transport included to the concerts of the Piano Festival.

Priority will be given to the "active participants" in terms of accommodation, but in case the number is not exceeded, space will be open for the "listeners".

Participants application includes:

  • minimum of 3 individual piano lessons.
  • free entries to all festival concerts.
  • Participation in the closing concert (pending teacher’s approval)
  • Guided tour to Ponte de Lima.
  • Daily hours of practice.

Participant with full-board includes:

  • Accomodation at the "Quinta da Aldeia” in a full-board basis, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and transports to the concerts of the Festival.

Observer includes:

  • Free entrie to the masterclasses.
  • Free entrie to all concerts of the Piano Festival.
  • Lunch.

Observer with full-board includes (in case the number of participants is not exceeded):

  • Accomodation at the "Quinta da Aldeia” in a full-board basis, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and transports to the concerts of the Festival.
  • Free entrie to all concerts of the Piano Festival.
  • Guided tour to Ponte de Lima.

Participants can check-in on the 13th of July at 16h and should check-out in the morning of 20th of July at 10am.

Transport

Address: R. Formosa 1, 4990-117 Pte. de Lima If you are coming from a foreign country, the nearest airport is OPorto. There are buses that go directly from the airport to Ponte de Lima. For more information http://www.barquense.com/pt/

However, please contact the organization and we will try to see what is the best way to provide you with transport from the airport. 
eptaportugal@epta-lusa.pt

Prices

EPTA Portugal member
Participants (shared room with individual beds) - 240€
Participantes (shared room with shared double bed)- 215€
Participants (without accommodation, including meals )- 150 €
Observer (1 week)- accommodation with "full-board - 200 €
Observer (1 week)- without accommodation (including meals)- 100 €
Daily observer (including meals)- 20€

Non EPTA Portugal member
Participants (shared room with individual beds) - 265€
Participantes (shared room with shared double bed)- 240€
Participants (without accommodation, including meals )- 200 €
Observer (1 week)- accommodation with "full-board - 240€
Observer (1 week)- without accommodation (including meals)- 140€
Daily observer (including meals)- (including meals)- 30€

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