Kent International Pianoforte Courses 2021

****We are working hard on next year’s courses, which we hope will take place later in the year.****

World class teaching. Inspiring location

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...

Supported by Steinway & Sons

Steinway Hall Joint Recital for 2019 winners

Edward Leung, Joint Winner, 2019 Steinway Hall Recital
Edward Leung, Joint Winner, 2019 Steinway Hall Recital

Sunday 19th January

2:30pm, Steinway Hall


Joint winners of the KIPC 2019 Steinway Hall Recital Prize, Aliya Turetayeva and Edward Leung, will be performing in the newly refurbished Steinway Hall.



Aliya Turetayeva

Ravel - Gaspard de la nuit

Bach-Busoni - Chaconne from Partita No. 2, BWV 1004


Edward Leung

Bach-Busoni - Adagio from BWV 564

Haydn - Sonata in C major, Hob, XVI:48

Ives - The Alcotts from Sonata No. 2, Concord, Mass., 1840-60

Chopin - Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35

Aliya Turetayeva, Joint Winner, 2019 Steinway Hall Recital
Aliya Turetayeva, Joint Winner, 2019 Steinway Hall Recital

The Prokofiev Course

In response to requests, KIPC has established for 2020 its 4th concurrent course, the Prokofiev Course. This is for adults who have either recently returned to, or have recently taken up, the piano. As a guide, participants are likely to be of ABRSM standard grade 1-5 but that is not a hard and fast rule. Prices are the same as for the Intermediate Course.

London Mozart Players and KIPC revive The Mozart Memorial Prize

On Friday 1st November 2019 Concerto Prize winner Jinah Shim performed Mozart Piano Concerto K. 467 in a delightful all-Mozart programme with the fabulous London Mozart Players conducted by Howard Shelley at

Tonbridge School. It was a memorable occasion in front of a large and appreciative audience.

Why attend?

Class Prizes

Festival Prizes

Concerto Prize with London Mozart Players

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.

Peter Donohoe to give celebrity masterclass at KIPC 2020

Please click on Masterclasses to read Peter Donohoe's full biography.

Noriko Ogawa to be guest tutor

We are delighted that the internationally renowned pianist and broadcaster, Noriko Ogawa, has agreed to return to  join the tutorial team this year. We very much look forward to her invaluable insights in the classes on the first day.

Click on the 2019 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.


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


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Kent International Piano Courses is a not for profit organisation

Director: Mary Methuen