Kent International Pianoforte Courses 2020

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

20-22 February 2020. Tonbridge, Kent

World class teaching. Inspiring location

Supported by Steinway & Sons

2019 Concerto Prize Concert

Save the date!

Friday 1st November 2019

Big School, Tonbridge School


Mozart Piano Concerto K. 467


Jinah Shim, Piano

Howard Shelley, Conductor

London Mozart Players


Full details to follow soon.

Ji Liu returns

Remarkable internationally acclaimed pianist, recordings artist and star of Classic FM Ji Liu has been appointed as KIPC Head of Performance and will join the courses for all three days. Ji has made several highly respected recordings and has won many international competitions. 

Ji will perform during the Saturday night concert, which will be in the Recital Room at Tonbridge School Music Department and begins at 6pm. Programme:

Schubert Impromptu in B flat D.960

Liu Etude No. 1

Recital Prize Concert Pilsdon Barn Frederick Hand and Alex Robson

Friday 9th November, 7:30pm

East Malling Research Station Music Club

Pilsdon Barn, West Malling, ME19 6HH


Frederick Hand


Beethoven - Waldstein Sonata

Chopin - Scherzo No. 4


Alex Robson


Beethoven - Sonata No 26, "Les Adieux"

Debussy - Images

Prokofiev - Sonata No. 3


Mary Methuen has very kindly allowed us to use her Steinway Grand Piano


Tickets £12 at the door. Under 25 free!

More info from 01732 843129

Peter Donohoe to give celebrity masterclass at KIPC 2020

Why attend?

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.


Class prizes

Concerto Prize with London Mozart Players

Recital Prizes including recital engagements


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


Intermediate for pianists ABRSM grades 1 to 5

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