I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with the Kaunas Piano Fest for four reasons. One, they were highly well-organized; all matters of scheduling, communication, and technology were handled smoothly. Two, they were both career focused and musically focused; the lectures and lessons from experts were engaging and relevant to the aspiring artist. Three, they highlighted the astounding music of Litvak composers, a body of music I did not recognize before. Four, they were fun, flexible, and supportive; they fostered a sense of community through games and post-recital cheers to every participant. Considering that everything was virtual, accomplishing these feats were astounding!
Nathan Cheung / participant of KPF2020
Well done to the organisers of Kaunas Piano Fest: Even online this year, the teaching was excellent, lectures covered a broad range of topics applicable to a career in music, we all were still given a platform to perform and on top of all of this, there was such a friendly atmosphere between both staff and students.
I am so impressed by the level of success the festival and organisers have achieved and can only imagine how even more brilliant it would be in real life! I couldn't recommend this festival enough to all my piano pals
Peter Regan / participant of KPF2020
Thank you for an unique and amazing experience of this years edition of the Kaunas Piano Fest 2020, a week full of joy, inspiration, learning experience with great colleagues, professors and organisation in perfection and the generous support through a full scholarship to participate in the festival. I highly recommend the KPF to young musicians and music lovers and I will never forget my great time there!!
Antonia Miller / participant of KPF2020
I have really enjoyed my participation at the Kaunas Piano Fest. Despite the worldwide circumstances, they handled all schedule and technological issues really swiftly so that everything could run smoothly, from lectures to online concerts. The quality of the lessons and music making was fantastic. I would definitely apply again next year, hopefully in person!
Nuno Lucas / participant of KPF2020
KPF was one of the most amazing experiences of my life so far - the team of professors were so inspiring and dedicated and all of the other staff members are amazing. The organisers do the most outstanding job of coordinating the whole course and are so kind and helpful. The emphasis on friendship and socialising over competition is one of the unique plus-points of this course. Would definitely recommend to anyone who is considering applying!
Iain Clarke / participant of KPF2019
Amazing festival, fantastic facilities, welcoming atmosphere, great professors and wonderful environment for musical development. Highly recommended!!!
Anna Szałucka / participant of KPF2019
One of the best festivals I've ever been to, very professional, interesting and a great, fun spend of time. Amazing people, professors and organisers!
Milda Daunoraitė / participant of KPF2019
So grateful to be given a chance to to participate in this amazing festival ,it was really one of the kind! One of the greatest opportunities in my life,from having to play our own recitals in beautiful concert halls on great instruments that were carefully picked and delivered by the organizers themselves,to having plenty lessons with the most famous pianists that were truly making the most of it. Not to mention inspiring and thought provoking seminars and individual sessions,great facilities from endless time to practice to delicious food that seems we had endless amounts too. With all that being said,the most inspiring were the organizers,whom with even being busy as bees making sure everything runs smoothly,still had the time for a friendly chat. or honest talk. The atmosphere there was amazing and im forever thankful to be given scholarship without which i wouldn’t have experienced all this.
Airinė Taučaitė / participant of KPF2019
I really enjoyed my time in Kaunas Piano Fest. The organisation was wonderful, the festival had accommodation and food included, leaving all the time left for us to focus on the music, the lectures/workshops/concerts and socialising. It was a very inspiring community, and I really enjoyed having the opportunity to play a whole recital as well as to listen to everyone else's performances!
Kristina Yorgova / participant of KPF2018
The time I spent there proved to be very useful and amazing! Very friendly environment and positive atmosphere. I'm glad that I participated. I highly recommend this festival.
Amelija Būrytė / participant of KPF2018
The Kaunas Piano Fest was an amazing experience. The organizers had thought through and executed everything well. From lodging to food, they ensured that the participants were well taken care of and can focus on their practice and performances. They also gave us all the opportunity to perform at different venues, arranged photography, physiotherapy, performance psychology/anxiety sessions etc. I am very much looking forward to next year's KPF!
Wayne Neo / lecturer, pianist, clinical hypnotherapist
I am very very happy that I had a chance to be one of the participants in Kaunas Piano Fest 2018. There was very positive people, interesting and useful lectures, amazing masterclasses with professors. There you don't need to worry about something just enjoy everything that this festival offers you. It was beautiful adventure that I will not forget very long time!
Lāsma Meldere / participant of KPF2018
Kaunas Piano Fest has been an amazing experience for our musical and personal development. The organization team had everything under controll, well prepared and ready when we arrived. I really recommend the Festival, extraordinary professors, good facilities and structure of the course and incredible places where we were able to perform. Keep going!
Blai Mañer Ferré / participant of KPF2018
It was such a pleasure to be in the Kaunas Piano Fest. We had magnific piano lessons, and we could learn a lot apart from those, because the team organized such variated lectures, each of them very intersting. Food, and dormitory provided were relly good too. So cheap for all you can enjoy there
Elisabet Barroso Domínguez / participant of KPF2018