We have competition classes for amateur pianists of all levels, from beginner to advanced. Whether you are learning your first piece or are an accomplished performer already, we can offer you a platform. Perform to a friendly, supportive audience, receive constructive feedback from an expert in the field, and perhaps even win a medal or the trophy! Winners from selected classes are invited to perform again in the Gala Concert.
At Leicester MusicFest we believe that musicians of all ages can learn a lot from each other: we do not categorise our piano classes by age, but rather by graded difficulty. So, whether you are eight or ninety-eight, you are welcome to enter any class appropriate to your level.
Are you a teacher?
If you are a piano teacher or school representative intending to enter several students, email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Workshops & Masterclases
Each year we put on a variety of accessible educational workshops and masterclasses ranging from open workshops for all ages and abilities to more specialised masterclasses for advanced players.
Leicester MusicFest offers a rare opportunity for you to be immersed in lots of different aspects of music-making. Why not learn about something new? Pick up some mindfulness tips to improve your practice, take part in a piano masterclass, or come along to Alexander Technique to learn more about using the body in a healthy way when playing your instrument.
All of our workshops and masterclasses are free for under-19s, and heavily subsidised for adults.
Full details on this year's Workshops & Masterclasses here
Come to one of our concerts and be inspired - we have a range of performances throughout the festival, ranging from relaxed daytime demos to full-scale productions!
Here at Leicester MusicFest, we like to finish our festival on a high note, being our Gala Concert. The first half sees selected winners of the weekend's competitions take to the stage again; then in the second half we present an inspiring professional performance featuring award-winning stars and emerging young artists.
All of our concerts are free for under-19s, with heavily subsidised tickets for adults.
Full details of our upcoming concerts can be found on the concerts page.