Kent International Pianoforte Courses 2024

Thursday 15th - Saturday 17th February 2024

Proudly present a series of classes, performances, prizes, a masterclass and a final concert in the historic setting of Tonbridge School over three days. Find out more about KIPC...

World class teaching. Inspiring location

In partnership with Tonbridge School and Steinway & Sons

Pascal Rogé to give the celebrity masterclass

Celebrated French pianist Pascal Rogé will give the celebrity masterclass on Saturday 17th February 2024 at Tonbridge School. Born in Paris, he was a student of the Paris Conservatoire and was mentored by Julius Katchen and Nadia Boulanger. Winner of a number of competitions, he is noted for his elegant interpretations of French repertoire.


Mr Rogé's interest in the younger generation of up-and-coming artists rendered him to be a chairman of the previous Geneva Piano competition. He moreover enjoyed dedicating his time to teaching and is a current adjunct professor at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance and the The Royal Academy of Music.

Tutorial Team

A distinguished tutorial team is being assembled for the courses in February 2024. Our Chair, the international pianist Noriko Ogawa will be in attendance, alongside Ji Liu, the recently-appointed Head of Keyboard at Trinity Laban. Click here to see the complete Tutorial Team for 2024.

Noriko Ogawa will tutor on KIPC 2023
Noriko Ogawa, Chairman of KIPC
Photo of Ji Liu
Ji Liu, Head of Performance, KIPC

New KIPC Concerts page

We have a bumper crop of prize winners' concerts coming up over the next few months, with some delayed from the 2020 courses due to Covid lockdowns. Please read all about it on our new KIPC Concerts page and add those dates to your diary!

Click here to see 2023 Course Winners

KIPC 2020 Concerto Prize Winner's concert with the London Mozart Players.
KIPC 2020 Concerto Prize Winner's concert with the London Mozart Players.


Our courses cater for any age and are offered in these categories:


Intermediate for pianists ABRSM grades 1 to 5

Including the Prokofiev Course for adults who have recently taken up, or returned to, the piano.

Senior for grades 6 to 8

Advanced for those beyond Grade 8


Why attend?

"I know X has absolutely loved attending every year and as a parent it has been probably the most enjoyable and memorable activity we have attended over the years - not just to be able to see X perform but also to see all the other students enjoy themselves so much and develop over the years. It has certainly been one of the major influences in why X has decided to pursue a career in music."

Class Prizes

Festival Prizes

Concerto Prize with Orchestra

Recital Prizes including recital engagements

If you are a keen pianist of any standard wishing to share learning, informal and formal performances, small group classes and a festival, then you will enjoy the courses.


If you are a conservatoire student there are opportunities to win recital and concerto prizes, as well as take part in masterclasses with leading pianists.


After more than 25 successful years, most participants return the next year; the youngest enjoy the fun of the occasion; the most experienced the skilled tuition, the expert masterclasses and the further opportunities offered.

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Kent International Piano Courses is a not for profit organisation

Director: Mary Methuen