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Join our mailing list for the next The Newcastle Piano Festival

Save the date 28th - 30th March 2025 

​A weekend of Excellence, innovation and community.

 

The 2025 lineup features world class musicians - join our mailing (at the bottom of the page) to get sneak preview of the programme.  

 

Newcastle Piano Festival's Community Programme launches in March 2025 and will focus on young people : Uniting Through Music, Embracing Diversity, Creating Opportunities. 

 

Join us in making the Newcastle Piano Festival Community Programme a vibrant and inclusive celebration of music, culture, and community for our aspiring young people. Without creating opportunities and sparking their inspoiration, what does the musicial future look like for our region and the world? Young people in the North East are drastically underrepresented in the national and international music industries so it is vital that we create opportunities and amplify our young musicians. At the heart of our mission lies a commitment to diversity, accessibility, and the transformative power of music for all, across Newcastle and the North East.

 

The Newcastle Piano Festival will take place from 28th - 30th March 2025 in Jesmond United Reformed Church, featuring headline concerts, international artists, innovation and a vast programme of community music and educational events. 

  • Launched in 2023 the Newcastle Piano Festival celebrates its 2nd year in 2025 with fundraising events like the Benefit Gala in 2024 .

  • The festival’s launch in 2023 was attended by over 300 visitors from across the North East and its focus was 'Empowering Women in the Industry'.

  • We are a boutique high-quality and diverse piano festival and our programme included ticketed headline concerts in the intimate setting of Jesmond United Reformed church, with acclaimed and respected artistes from the world of piano such as Sarah Beth Briggs (BBC Young Musician of the Year) and other award-winning pianists such as Yoshie Kawamura, Alison Gill, Ieva Dubova and more.

  • Our meet the piano community event invites people of all ages and backgrounds to come and see inside the piano, ask questions and have a go at playing with the help of friendly concert pianists.

  • Accessible and inspiring workshops are a key part of the Newcastle Piano festival – providing a wide range of inter generational learning activities and events led by the finest professional musicians and educators to promote the level of excellence that the North East can be proud of.

  • Amateur Meet Up Groups: where friends and family can get together to share performances with each other.

  • Our vision is to continue to bring wellbeing through the power of music; an artistic programme of quality, diversity and inclusivity that will engage the wider communities of not only Newcastle but also the county and beyond; enhancing tourism and providing economic and cultural benefits to the region. For example our link with J G Windows music shop who enjoyed direct sales as a result of the festival.

  • 'New Generation Mentorship' programme will nurture a group of talented pianists who face barriers to conventional routes into the industry, giving them direct work experience and a toolkit for surviving the freelance landscape.

  • 'I Love Piano' is our version of the orchestral projects 'InHarmony' and 'Sistema' which have seen proven success for young people all over the world using ensemble playing and instrumental tuition as the vehicle for transformative experiences, improving lives and strengthening communities.

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