Kent International Pianoforte Courses

Photo of Noriko Ogawa
Noriko Ogawa by Satoru Mitsuta

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...

22-24 February 2019. Tonbridge, Kent

World class teaching. Inspiring location

Supported by Steinway & Sons

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

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. He will give a short recital during the courses - date and time tbc!

Concerto Prize Concert

London Mozart Players, conductor Hilary Davan Wetton. Featuring 2018 Concerto Prize Winner Jinah Shim


Jinah Shim's concert with the London Mozart Players was a musical highlight of the year for all those that attended. The orchestra, and their Associate Conductor Hilary Davan Wetton, were on sparkling form and Jinah's big, warm sound filled the hall at Tonbridge School. The trumpet soloist Paul Archibald played impeccably and the orchestra were clearly keen to support Jinah.


Please look out for more details of the Recital Prize Concert coming soon, featuring Freddie Hand and Alex Robson.

2018 Courses Success!

A huge thank you to all the course participants, their families, friends and teachers. This year's courses have been notably happy, with many new friendships established and it has been a joy to work with you all. Please see the Winners page for an exhaustive list of all Prizes and Awards. We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

Booking open for 2019

If you would like to take part in KIPC 2019 please click on the Register button above and pay the Registration Fee. You can then see the options for which course suits your age and ability and give us your details.

Noriko Ogawa to give Celebrity Masterclass at KIPC 2019

Photo of Noriko Ogawa
Noriko Ogawa by Satoru Mitsuta

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 Prizes including an orchestral engagement

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