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2023 Artciál

Int'l Piano Festival

July 30-August 5, 2023

The AIMF is a 1-week piano festival held at

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, CA


Over 12 World Artists 

Private Lessons

Daily Masterclasses

Special Topic Lectures

Daily Conducting Class

Piano Performance Forum

Young Artist Series

Festival Date

July 30 -- August 5, 2023


April 25th, 2023

Application Fee

$100 (Feb 15-April 1st)

$110 (April 1st - April 25th)

Now extended to April 30th

Application Fee is Nonrefundable

Tuition Fee

In-Person Tuition: $2000 USD

Online Tuition: $1600 USD

Housing (Optional): $850 USD

Audition Recording

  • Two different contrasting repertoire

  • First movement from a classical sonata (Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven)

  • Free Choice

  • Between 10-20 mins

Audition Recording should be submitted via Youtube/Google Drive/Youku Link


Participants aged 12 and older are eligible and encouraged to apply. Exceptionally talented applicants under the age of 12 may apply. 

All participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parents attending the festival with a child must purchase an auditor card.


In-person participants may choose to stay at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, which include 24/7 access to practice spaces with self-recording capabilities, or may find housing on their own. 

All festival rooms are double rooms. You can request a specific roommate or the festival can randomly place you with another participant. 

Selected Participant

  • 4 private lessons/masterclasses with the distinguished artists

  • Performance forum class

  • Private Conducting Lessons and Daily Conducting Classes

  • Access to all masterclasses, lectures, concerts, piano forums, and events. 

  • Young artist concerts

Festival Facilities -- San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Q & A

Is the Festival is in-person this year?

Artciál International Music Festival would have another special Hybrid version in 2023. All participants can choose to attend either in-person at San Francisco or online. to earn from the prestigious faculty for all of our events. 

Can I observe the festival? 

Of course! We are welcome auditors from the world. You can purchase a weekly pass for all events, or join us with a daily events pass. 

Weekly Auditor Pass:

Regular: $750 (Purchase between 04/25-07/25)

The deadline for auditor pass is July 25th, 2023!

What do we need to participate ONLINE Festival? 

  • A PIANO 

  • Fast/Stable Internet (Ethernet is the most preferred) 

  • A Computer with a ZOOM app

  • An External Mic 

When will I receive the acceptance results? 

Applications will be received the admission results by May 5th, approximately two weeks after the application deadline. 

Applicants are encourage to apply as soon as possible. 

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