11th Annual National Online Piano Festival | 16th - 17th March 2021
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11th Annual National Online Piano Festival

With January finally behind us, we are delighted to let you know that Registrations for this year’s 11th National Piano Festival have been EXTENDED to Friday March 5th!

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You will remember how we quickly & successfully switched the Festival to Online last March… and with live events still not permitted, this year's 2021 Online Festival will take place March 16th & 17th, as part of the St Patrick's Day Celebrations! We like to take things up a notch and can assure you, the 2021 Festival will be even better than ever!! We invite you to go *all out* and wear your craziest or finest GREEN! Along with the numerous performance prizes throughout each round, there will be extra prizes thrown in for the most interesting costumes!!

Online Piano Festival

We are excited to welcome this year’s piano adjudicator, Dr Peter Mack – former student of Mr Frank Heneghan and Bela Siki. From Terenure just beside us, he relocated to Seattle, WA in the 1990’s to further his studies in Piano Performance, where he enjoys a highly successful teaching & performing career.

From the tiniest tots (under 6 yrs) ALL the way to our most MATURE & seasoned adults (pre and post Grade 5)…and everyone in between…the PAI Festival is the perfect platform for you to step out of your comfort zone, have your performance heard, get some positive feedback from an esteemed pianist, who has also many times before been in your shoes!

With fantastic prizes, interlaced with some good ol’ fashioned Irish humour what are you waiting for?!

Limerick Contest

NEW this year is our LIMERICK CONTEST!

The Limerick (5 line rhyme) contest will be one of the fun highlights of this year's National Piano Festival! To help lift the oul' spirits, all participants, friends and family are encouraged (arms twisted:) to submit ONE Limerick to the Piano Academy of Ireland!

During the Piano Festival Concerts on March 16th - 17th, the top finalists will recite their Limericks! The overall winner will be announced and awarded a handsome prize including the illustration & framing of their Limerick, to the value of €100.

Save the Dates!

Registration Deadline

REGISTRATIONS - sending of LIMERICK (optional - but go on…give it a lash!) Poems not later than

5:00pm Friday, 5th March, 2021

Piano Videos Due

not later than

5:00pm Wednesday, 10th March

Festival Procedure

1. With round-the-clock piano performances, each age-group Concert will be presented, running in alphabetical order – followed by Dr. Mack’s video adjudication – just like the live-event! Interlaced with humourous Limericks, the ‘Most Festively Dressed’ & the ‘Best Limericks’ will also be announced. The Festival will be YouTube Premiered on 16th/17th March but in the event that you are busy, it will be viewable afterwards.

2. Feedback Report sheets and certificates will be emailed in the days immediately after the Festival, including other special awards. Medals will be mailed out after that.

3. Surprises & total €800 Cash Prizes to be sent electronically

4. Trophies to be picked up from the PAI Office or delivery by courier, at the expense of the participant.
Who says we can’t also have some craic! In true Irish spirit, here’s to a joyful *Celebration* of the piano - of ALL your wonderful talents - of Irish culture and indeed of life itself! We really hope you can join us & be a part of this wonderful Festival, so go ahead and register right away!

Don’t forget, Registrations (including Limericks) have been extended and will close 5:00pm Friday, 5th March!

Go n-eirí an t-ádh libh, 

Rhona & Archie

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