New Ross Piano Festival 2020 celebrates Beethoven

We’re happy to announce that there will be a token concert with a live audience to mark the cancellation of our 2020 Festival. The concert will take place on Sunday 27th September 2020 at 3.00pm in St. Mary’s Church. The performers will be the festival’s artistic director Finghin Collins and the young Cork pianist Ellen Jansson, while the programme will celebrate Beethoven in his 250th anniversary year.

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Composition Competition 2020 Results

The winners of our young Composition Competition have been announced. A big thank you to all who entered – Finghin Collins reported that there is a very high standard indeed. We want to wish all of our budding Irish composers every success in your future careers, whether in composing or performing.

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Meet our 2020 artists

We have an outstanding lineup of artists this year, including Philippe Cassard, Cedric Pescia, Charles Owen, Katya Apekisheva, Christian Chamorel, Einav Yarden, Ellen Jansson, Jason Rebello, Artistic Director Finghin Collins & many more.

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Our festival story

In 2006 our piano festival began with a clear vision, to celebrate the piano and invite world-class pianists to perform in our local town of New Ross. Year on year we host an exciting programme of piano concerts, featuring original collaborations between our artists across a variety of classical genres, plus a whole day dedicated to jazz piano.

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“The New Ross Piano Festival continues its established pattern of programme diversity and eclectic virtuosi mix.”


Pat O’Kelly, Irish Independent

Getting here

Travelling by car, train or bus – get directions to New Ross.

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How to book

Book festival tickets online, over the phone or in person.

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New Ross

Where to stay, places to dine and things to do nearby.

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‘I’m in this business to be moved, to be communicated with, to be transported’: An Interview with Finghin Collins

Read this interview with our Artistic Director by the Journal of Music

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Our support

Thank you to our sponsors this year. Find out how you can support us by becoming a Friend or Sponsor.

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