Regulamento / General Conditions

The deadline for receiving applications, filled and signed, is December 1st, 2018.
As the number of participants is limited, students are accepted in the order of arrival of the enrollements.
Late applications after the deadline, when accepted, will suffer an increase of 10% on the course and competition fees.
Applications have to be print out, filled in and sent by e-mail to
Application will only be considered definitive as soon as the course fees are confirmed in our bank account.

Course dates
The lessons will begin on the morning of Saturday 2nd February and will end on Saturday 9th February 2019. Students are encouraged to arrive on Friday 1st and leave on Sunday 10th to make the most out of our course. 

Conditions of participation
There is no age limit for attending the master classes. If you are under 18, you must travel with a parent/guardian or an official permission stating that you are allowed to travel by yourself under your own responsability.
Travel costs, as well as visa and health insurance arrangements are the responsability of the students.

The festival may organize the accomodation of the students, in the partner hotel Dona Inês, with the following special rates:

Triple Room: 25 Euros/night/person
Double Room: 32.5 Euros/night/person
Single Room: 60 Euros/night

Fares include Buffet Breakfast and access to Jacuzzi e Sauna.
There is limited number of rooms and priority for the best accomodation fares will be given to the first applications.

Arriving in Coimbra
The promoter of the event will organize a Bus from Lisbon Airport to Coimbra, on the 1st February, departing at 18.30. On the 10th a bus will be organized to take participants from Coimbra to the Airport of Lisbon, arriving before 11.30 in the airport. Limited seats available, atributed by order of reservation.
Participants taking the Bus should pay a fee of 15 euros (one way).

Concerts and Competition
During the festival, several concerts will take place in major halls and historical sites through out the city. The professors of the festival will select the students who will partipate in these official concerts. Some concerts may be live recorded. By participating in the Concerts and Competition, the candidates cede to the Organization the right to record and broadcast in internet their performances. For the most relevant concerts, an audition might be organized. (note: students will not be offered remuneration for their participation in these concerts).

Apart from the regular concerts, a Piano Competition will take place in order to allow the best student to perform with a professional orchestra.
For more information concerning rules and prizes, please check the page "Competition".
Students willing to take part in the competition must pay a 95€ fee, on top of the masterclasses fees.

Practice facilities
During the mornings and early afternoon, several grand and upright pianos will be available for students to practice. A schedule for practicing will be organized, the amount of hours per student will depend on the number of enrolled students.

Each student will receive 3 lessons. Students may also apply to have 5 lessons (optional), should this be their intention. It might is possible to make lessons with more than one professor.  All the lessons are open to active and passive students for listening. In principle students first choices for professors will be respected, subject to the schedule availability of the latter.
The lesson rooms are all equipped with half or grand pianos in very good condition.

Course Fees
Active students: 3 lessons soloists - 525€ (including 220€ of application fee)
                            5 lessons soloists - 728€ (including 220€ of application fee)
                            3 lessons piano duo - 785€ (including 350 euros of application fee)
                            5 lessons piano duo - 1075€ (including 350 euros of application fee)
Listeners: 150€
Figueira da Foz International Prize 2019: 95€ competition fee, on top of the masterclass fee (both active and passive students may participate in the competition).
Coimbra World Piano Duo Competition: 95€ competition fee, on top of the masterclass fee (both active and passive students may participate in the competition).

Application fee will not be returned under any condition. Costs of the transaction must be assumed by the applicant.
Tuition and administration fees must be transfered to the following account:

IBAN : PT50 0033 0000 45464230189 05
Swift Code: BCOMPTPL
Calçada de S. Sebastião, 15, Lote 3, 3.º L
3000-375 Coimbra
Bank: Millennium BCP
Bank address: Praça Machado de Assis, 7 a 9, Celas
3000-253 Coimbra