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

Composition Competition is now closed

Entries have now closed for our Composition Competition. A big thank you to all who entered – Finghin Collins has reported that there is a very high standard indeed. All entered compositions are currently being judged and winners will be announced soon. Audiences will have the chance of hearing the winner’s work performed at the next New Ross Piano Festival. 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.

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