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Participant recitals

Pianists have the opportunity to perform on one of the concert grand pianos in the recital rooms. Steinway, Schimmel, Bösendorfer, Yamaha and Bechstein are some of the models available. Make sure to sign up when applying online.  

Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen Recital

Stoller Hall

One of the most highly-acclaimed piano duos performing today,  Katya Apekisheva and Charles Owen  are passionate advocates for the wide range of four hands and two piano repertoire. In parallel with their extensive solo careers, they have been performing together around the world and across the UK since 2001. Their close collaboration stems from a …

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Noriko Ogawa Recital

Stoller Hall

We are thrilled to welcome back Noriko Ogawa for a solo recital. "What sets her apart from other pianists is her wonderful sense of timing… allows the music to breathe, while maintaining the forward momentum" The Times "...poetry as well as virtuosity... what makes his playing so complete is the combination of an innate musical …

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Stoller Hall professional film recording

The final day for making a professional film recording with Mill Media in the award winning Stoller Hall. Stunning acoustics, a fabulous Model D Steinway is tuned and ready for you to play and top of the range recording equipment provide the perfect conditions.

Final morning recitals for Junior Course

Carole Nash Hall

As CIPSS part two draws to a close, we look forward to all the Junior pianists performing a short piece in the stunning Carole Nash recital Hall, on a glorious Model D Steinway Concert Grand. Friends and family very welcome.    

Final morning performances

As CIPSS 2023 draws to a close, we look forward to participant recitals throughout the school for over 2 hours. Friends and family welcome to come in and support.                   

Diploma exams


An opportunity for participants to take a Trinity College of London  performing diploma on the summer school. Specialist examiners will listen to the performances in a large recital room with a Steinway grand for participants to play. Full details are on the website here.  

End of CIPSS Part Two

The 22nd Chetham's International Piano Summer School draws to a close. Many new friends will have been made and old friendships renewed. We look forward to seeing everyone next August!    

Forysth Piano Workshop tour

12.30 – 13.45  and 2.30pm – 15.45 - Tours of Forsyth's Piano Workshops, Showrooms & Private Collection of Historical Keyboard Instruments   If you've enjoyed trying the 20 or so beautiful pianos that Forsyth have brought to the Summer School, you'll love the enormous piano showroom just down the road at their historic 5-storey premises …

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Oglesby Atrium

The traditional end to the final night on the summer school. Always very popular with faculty and participants alike. You might see Noriko Ogawa playing the violin as a nun, or Peter Donohoe playing Chopin in a pink dressing gown and using an orange instead of his fingers! Always amusing and a late night license …

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