New Ross Piano Festival 2020 – Classical and Jazz festival in Ireland
New Ross Piano Festival 2020 – Classical and Jazz festival in Ireland

Composition Competition

To stimulate the minds of budding Irish composers during the current time, the New Ross Piano Festival is delighted to announce a Composition Competition, aimed at 15–21 year olds based on the island of Ireland. All compositions must be submitted by 5.00pm on Friday 15th May 2020. Find out more details and how to apply.

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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.

New Ross Piano Festival 2018 sponsor logos
New Ross Piano Festival 2018 sponsor logos