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CIPSS Part 1 Registration

Oglesby Atrium

Please arrive in plenty of time to settle in before the opening recital at 17.00  in Stoller Hall. If you are a participant on the Junior Piano or Adult Amateur courses, there are welcome meetings at 3.30pm. Do try and arrive in plenty of time to come along to the meeting. If you cannot arrive …

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Welcome for Adult Amateur Course


Come and say hello to other Adult Amateur pianists on the course and to meet Kathryn Page who will answer any questions you may have about the week. You will meet many pianists who are attending for the very first time as well as many 'regular' participants. We look forward to getting to know you …

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Opening recital with Katerina Zaitseva and Nikita Fitenko

Stoller Hall

The opening recital for the 2024 course in the glorious Stoller Hall. We are thrilled to welcome Katerina Zaitseva and Nikita Fitenko to give an exciting programme of music for two pianos. From Cinderella Suite for Two Pianos                                            Sergei Prokofiev-Mikhail Pletnev Introduction Quarrel Cinderella's Waltz Gavotte Finale Concertino for Two Pianos, Op. 94                                                  …

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Piers Lane Recital

Stoller Hall

“No praise could be high enough for Piers Lane whose playing throughout is of a superb musical intelligence, sensitivity, and scintillating brilliance.” Bryce Morrison, Gramophone We are thrilled that Piers is available to join us again at Chetham's for a solo recital and teaching on the faculty. Five times soloist at the BBC Proms, Piers …

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Welcome reception

Oglesby Atrium

Come along to the Atrium bar for a complimentary drink and meet everyone. Discover why we are 'the friendliest piano summer school'! We are thrilled to announce that Nikki Iles and friends will give an informal performance in the atrium at 9.15pm. Not to be missed!

Nikki Iles and Friends

Oglesby Atrium

“A formidable UK jazz presence ...” “Iles is one of the most refreshing figures to have emerged in the UK scene in recent times, with a liquid sound and supple, obliquely resolved phrasing as an improviser”. “Formidably creative.... “The Heroine of British Jazz ...” The Guardian ‘Nikki Iles is a pianist of extraordinary imagination who …

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Junior Piano Group Class

Carole Nash Hall

All pianists on the Junior Course start the day with a group class workshop, exploring technique, practise, repertoire and much more.  This photo from last year shows the class laying down with closed eyes as they listen to a piece of music with Murray McLachlan.

Drop in practice workshop


An open session for everyone. Come along with a bar, a chord, a section of a piece that you would like additional help with from a member of the faculty. Classes just for the Junior Course are scheduled after this.    

Dalcroze Group Classes

Join Emma Dixon for a fun and inspiring session of Dalcroze Eurhythmics. In Dalcroze Eurhythmics, music is experienced through movement – the teaching and learning process engages body, mind and emotion. Contemporary research demonstrates that whole-body movement is an effective way to enhance musicianship, improve co-ordination and concentration, and develop the skills needed to be …

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