About the WLPF
The Festival was founded in 2003 by Mrs. Shelagh Hunt who, in her youth, had received much help from many music associations, festivals and adjudicators, and is the result of wanting to give something back to the community.
The purpose of the WLPF is to promote the study,
development, appreciation and enjoyment of pianoforte performances and
Our annual festival aims to encourage all aspects of piano playing from the very beginners to the more advanced, and any money raised will be reimbursed to the Festival, and provide bursaries or scholarships to help further the careers of young pianists.
All the festivals and concerts are organised and run by volunteers on a not-for-profit basis. The continued success of these events depends on the dedication of these volunteers, as well as the support and generosity of the community.
About The Festival
Our annual Festival event is affiliated to The British and International Federation of Festivals (BIFF) for Music, Dance and Speech, of which Her Majesty the Queen is Patron.The Festival typically takes place every November and entries are welcome from all sources. A variety of classes are available to suit all ages and abilities.
The aim of the Festival is to encourage the study and performance of pianoforte by providing an opportunity for individuals to perform in public, helping to build confidence. There are also opportunities to experience excellent performances, and to win medals, trophies and cash prizes.
A professional adjudicator will be present to give constructive advice, both verbally and in the form of written reports.
This year, we have two adjudicators:
Eva Maria Dorszkowska BMus(Hons), DipRNCM, PGdipCvAmsterdam and
Anthony Williams MMus(Dist), DipRAM GRSM(Hons), LRAM
Our aim is to assist young talented pianists in any way we
to this end, bursaries are available to support the pianoforte studies
of students in financial needs.
Applications should be made in writing via the student's piano teacher or directly to the Secretary.
DEADLINE FOR 2018 BURSARY APPLICATION: TBA