Welcome to our 2nd season in Qingdao, China!

July 17-29, 2017

About the Festival

Welcome to the East/West International Piano Festival website!

After a most successful first year, we are excited to welcome students and faculty alike to the 2017 East/West International Piano Festival, which will be held from July 17 to July 29 at the Qingdao Technical University in Qingdao, China. The Festival is open to gifted students of all ages, and acceptance is determined through submission of audio files of the student’s performances, as well as teacher recommendations. Qingdao is a beautiful seaside city on the east coast of China, with many picturesque sites and opportunities for the participants.

The 2016 Festival was held at Shandong University in Weihai, China, and included a faculty of eight celebrated international pianists/teachers, as well as 27 students from the United States, China and Japan. The Festival included successful solo and ensemble concerts by the students and faculty, as well as master classes, individual lessons, ensemble coachings, and excursions to nearby historical sites. The 2017 Festival affords the participants to enjoy a stimulating and exciting musical experience with extraordinary international faculty and students.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2017 East/West International Piano Festival!

Application Deadline: May 15, 2017

ALSO, enjoy an excursion to the Easternmost peninsula of China!

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