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Support the Oxford Piano Festival

Nurturing and developing emerging artists from diverse backgrounds

The Oxford Piano Festival attracts the very best young artists globally to participate in an eight-day programme of masterclasses and concerts with distinguished pianists. Since 1999, the Festival has provided a springboard for young people who are on the verge of exciting careers. For aspiring professional musicians the past two years have been an especially challenging time. There has been an unprecedented lack of live opportunities, either for their own performance or to learn from others, and most tuition has taken place online rather than in person. 

Join us as we return to an in-person Festival in 2022 and help support emerging young artists with extraordinary performance opportunities and unique tutoring from world-leading pianists.

General Support

Support masterclasses that explore the various schools of piano playing, to provide the students with new approaches and help them become well rounded performers. Inspirational concerts and events featuring renowned artists provide life-changing experiences to these up-and-coming pianists.

Thanks to the Big Give Anchor Match Fund, we have the opportunity to gather even more support for our Piano Festival. The Festival has secured a pledge of £8,000 from a supporter, and of £2,000 from the Big Give. Your support is crucial – we can only fully unlock the above pledge if the £10,000 campaign target is reached. Your donation will be matched until the target, maximising the impact you have made.

Please donate now to help us make the most of this generous offer from the Big Give and our supporter.


With philanthropic support, we are able to offer full scholarships to participants to ensure fair access to talent pathways into classical music and to promote the diversity of the pipeline of emerging pianists. 

Support the Oxford Piano Festival Today

You can also make a donation or enquiries by contacting Cherie Lai at or +44 (0)1865 987 222.