School of Music

2018 University of Florida International Piano Festival

June 15-22, 2019

Details for 2019 will be announced in November, 2018. 
Below is the information for 2018 Festival. 
Please email Director for any questions at this time. 

Click here to see the 2018 UFIPF Participants!

UF International Piano Festival Competitions WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Pre-College Division:

Cash Prizes: 1st Prize $500; 2nd Prize $300, 3rd Prize $200
Sponsored by Cherie & Jack Fine

1st Prize    Quin Nardone (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
2nd Prize   Henry Huang (Columbia, MO)
3rd Prize   Alessandra Fang (West Palm Beach, FL)
Honorable Mention    Qiyang Hong (Canada)

Artist Division

Cash Prizes: 1st Prize $500; 2nd Prize $300, 3rd Prize $200
Sponsored by Wolfgang Haken in memory of Anna-Irmgard Haken

1st Prize   Ivan Yumagulov (Russia)
2nd Prize  Pedro Che (Peru)
3rd Prize   Becky Lee (South Korea)


UFIPF assembles promising young pianists for lessons and masterclasses with distinguished piano teachers from North America and across the globe. Originating in 2007 as the Chinese-American International Piano Institute (CAIPI), the event has hosted some of the finest performers and teachers from around the world. 

Upon review of application materials, students will be invited to participate in one of three divisions:

Artist Division

Highly advanced applicants will be invited to participate in the Artist Division. There is no upper age limit. Artist Division participants will be assembled into small, rotating study groups, giving each student the opportunity to receive a lesson or masterclass from each member of the faculty--a total of five lessons. In addition to morning lessons, Artist Division participants will regularly perform in public masterclasses and recitals throughout the week.

Artist Division Competition: All the participants are invited to enter the competition at the end of the festival, competing for cash prizes. First Prize: $500, Second Prize: $300, Third Prize: $200

Pre-College Division

The Pre College Division is open to any progressing pianist, age 13 or older. Pre-College students will receive three private lessons from UFIPF faculty. Additionally, Pre-College students will receive classes in music theory from UF faculty. Pre-College students will receive full access to Artist lessons, masterclasses and concerts.

Pre-College Division Competition: All the participants are invited to enter the competition at the end of the festival, competing for cash prizes. Pre-College Competition is also open for non-participants. 1st Prize: $500, 2nd Prize: $300, 3rd Prize: $200.

Observer

In addition to attending all masterclasses and concerts, UFIPF Observers will have open access to observe the private teaching of all faculty and all Pre-College classroom activities.

Please Note: Enrollment is limited. The application deadline is April 30, but applications will be considered as they are received. Participants will be notified upon acceptance and given instructions for completing their registration. Apply Now!

The University of Florida School of Music is an All-Steinway School residing within one of the top-ranked public universities in the United States. Participants will experience first-rate instruments as well as excellent practice and performance spaces within the beautiful UF campus. Room and board will be provided on campus, offering convenient walking access to all activities. Gainesville is located in the north-central part of Florida, with nearby access to the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, and the major cities of Orlando, Tampa, and Jacksonville. 

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