This Year's Festival Features 12 Renowned Teaching Guest Artists, Master Classes, Recitals, Lectures, Concerto Competition, and Performance Opportunities

Young Artist and Junior Applications Now Open Through April 1

TJPF participant rehearsing with orchestra TJPF participant rehearsing with orchestra
Photo: Twan VIsion

TIANJIN, CHINA –– Tianjin Juilliard announced the upcoming Tianjin Juilliard Piano Festival taking place from August 4 – 18. Participants will gain invaluable experience working alongside renowned pianists and teachers through master classes and performances, including the exclusive opportunity of performing concertos with the festival orchestras and prominent conductors. There will also be a final gala concert, multiple performances by eminent artists, recitals by participants, lectures, and more than 300 hours of private lessons.

The two-week long festival features 12 renowned teaching guest artists. In addition to the co-artistic directors Yoheved Kaplinsky and Xiaohan Wang, teaching guest artists will include Michel Béroff, Jan Jiracek von Arnim, Claudio Martínez-Mehner, Yong Hi Moon, Ronan O'Hora, Ewa Poblocka, Boris Slutsky, Danwen Wei, Ting Zhou, and Alvin Zhu. During the festival, they will hold a series of private lessons and master classes. The festival is also honored to present distinguished artists Jan Jiracek von Arnim, Yeol Eum Son, and Yuja Wang as performing artists.

The festival is now open to applicants of all nationalities who can apply to one of the following four categories: Young Artist, Junior, Adjunct, and Auditor. The application deadline for Young Artist and Junior participants is April 1. Auditors can apply by June 1. For details on the application requirements and festival, please visit the Tianjin Juilliard Piano Festival webpage.

“I am thrilled to announce the second Tianjin Juilliard Piano Festival taking place this summer at our iconic home for the performing arts in Binhai. Last summer’s inaugural festival was a great success in bringing together renowned pedagogues and talented young pianists from all over the world. We welcome participants and audiences this summer to experience our state-of-the-art facilities and immerse themselves in an unparalleled artistic environment. The piano festival represents our vision to connect people and communities through musical celebrations,” remarked Wei He, CEO and artistic director of The Tianjin Juilliard School.

“One of the highlights of the festival is the opportunity for six Young Artists to perform full concerti with the Tianjin Juilliard Piano Festival Orchestra, led by our resident conductor Ken Lam. This year, we are adding a special concert featuring up to six Junior participants to perform with the exciting QingXin Ensemble. These formative performance opportunities are critical to a young pianist’s growth and development, and underscores Tianjin Juilliard’s commitment to educating the next generation of musicians,” noted Robert Ross, the senior administrative director of the festival.

“After the resounding success of our inaugural 2023 Tianjin Juilliard Piano Festival, we are happy to invite you to the upcoming festival in August 2024. We have assembled the highest-level pedagogues and performers from around the world to provide you with an exciting and inspiring educational experience this summer. The variety of musical activities and the unique opportunities will once again make this an unforgettable festival,” said Yoheved Kaplinsky and Xiaohan Wang, the festival co-artistic directors in a joint statement.

For inquiries regarding the application submission, please email