Covid-19 update

We are delighted to announce that the festival will go ahead this year with a live audience of up to 60% capacity. Only fully vaccinated persons are permitted to attend. Masks must be worn throughout the performance. No interval drinks will be available.

Our 2021 festival programme

This year’s festival takes place from Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th September 2021. The festival features works for two pianos alongside solo piano and chamber works, along with the world premiere of new work “Sonnets” by Sally Beamish, commissioned jointly by NRPF and the London Piano Festival. We will also be marking Beethoven’s 250th anniversary a year later due to Covid-19, plus chamber works by Mozart, Chausson and Tchaikovsky and a range of solo and duo works from Bach to Holliger.

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Meet our 2021 artists

We have an outstanding lineup of artists this year, including Philippe Cassard, Cédric Pescia, Charles Owen, Katya Apekisheva, Christian Chamorel, Einav Yarden, Tiffany Qiu, 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.