Kent International Pianoforte Courses 2022

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

Thursday 17 - Saturday 19 February 2022

World class teaching. Inspiring location

Supported by Steinway & Sons

Celebrity master class with Freddy Kempf

We are delighted that celebrated pianist Freddy Kempf has agreed to join us on Saturday 19 February 2022 as our master class guest. He will also give a short performance in the final concert. Click here to read about Freddy.

Ji Liu returns

We are pleased to announce that courses favourite Ji Liu will return as Head of Performance in 2022.

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.

Noriko Ogawa becomes KIPC Chairman

Celebrated concert pianist and teacher Noriko Ogawa has become Chairman of the Kent International Piano Courses and will tutor and adjudicate on KIPC 2022.


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


Click on the 2020 Course Timetable below to see the likely format of the courses.

Please note that the precise timetable will be published once all course members are registered and tutors have been booked. Please use last year's timetable as an approximate guide.


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Kent International Piano Courses is a not for profit organisation

Director: Mary Methuen