active student

Until March 1st - 550€, (tax + enrollment fee included),
March 2nd until June 30th - 650€ (tax + enrollment fee included)
  • Terms and Conditions
    • The festival is aimed towards young pianists, currently studying at University or Conservatory level.
    • The festival will start on Thursday, August 1st and end on Friday, August 9th with the final concert.
    • Each student will have four 1 hour lessons, one with each one of the 3 teachers, plus one with a teacher of choice (depending on availability).
    • Students will have access to individual piano practice studios for at least 3h a day.
    • Open lesson policy: students and auditors have access to sit-in and observe all lessons taught during the festival.
    • Free access to every conference, masterclass, concert and recital during the festival.
    • Opportunity to play, if selected by the Festival, in extra masterclasses with Porto Pianofest's guest teachers.
    • A planned, free visit to one of Porto’s main touristic attractions.
    • The participant must have at least 3 works ready for lessons and public performance.
    • Underaged students (under 18 years of age) must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian for the duration of the festival.
    • Additionally, participants will be asked to sign publicity waivers authorizing the festival to share photographs and recordings of performances, classes, and events.
    • Enrollment will be open until June 30th
    • “Early bird” enrollment is open until March 1st 2019 and the price is reduced to €550
    • Different discounts and promotions cannot be combined.
    • Applicants will be selected by review of CV and recordings. Once the application is complete and submitted, the applicant will receive notice from the festival staff within 7 days. All decisions will be communicated to the candidate after the closing of each enrollment session.
    • After the notification of acceptance, candidates should proceed to paying the tuition fee within 7 days, otherwise the application might be forfeited.
    • Applicants are responsible for any bank transfer fees.
    • In case of cancellation, there will be no reimbursements of the tuition fee due to the limited number of participants.
    • Personal information provided in the enrollment form, such as the applicant's CV, will be solely used for application purposes, to provide a better experience during Porto Pianofest, and to contact by the Festival for future editions.
    • In case of conflict, terms and conditions in the Portuguese language will be applied.
    • With this application, the applicant accepts Porto Pianofest's terms and conditions


75€ Auditors are welcome to sit-in on any private lessons during the festival week. They will additionally have access to all concerts, recitals and conferences.