Welcome! information regarding the 2017 festival is now available!

LIPF 2017 Faculty, Lecturers, Speakers, and Guest Artists
Xun Pan, Artistic Director.

Netanel Draiblate; Eric Feng; Randolph Fromme; Claire Huangci; Ivo Kaltchev; Peter Kenote; Shu Li; Chongxiao Liu, Sara Male; Simon Maurer; Jerome Rose; Raffaele Schiavo; Hedi Salanki; Chenggang Yang; Yang Yang; Xiaofeng Zhang; Daming Zhu; Kate Zink-Saladik.

LIPF, a non-profit arts organization dedicated to the performance and teaching of classical music at the highest standard, is proud to announce the Lancaster International Piano Festival, July 14-24, 2017, in the magnificent The Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center and The Ware Center of Millersville University, Lancaster, PA. Young aspiring concert pianists, teachers, amateurs, and piano lovers at large - all are invited to participate in this inspiring and informative ten-day program.

The goal of the festival is to provide something for everyone by combining an intensive educational program with an outstanding concert series presented by world-class pianists. We invite you to enter the festival as an active participant or observer. Many exciting events will take place during this ten-day program. The participants will have an opportunity to work with prominent pedagogues in daily one-on-one coaching sessions as well as to participate in educational workshops and master classes that will be focusing on both piano solo and piano ensemble repertoire.

An exciting part of the festival will be a series of piano concerts featuring internationally-renowned artists. We will continually have the chamber music in the festival this year. The 2017 LIPF participants will also have an amazing opportunity to perform in recitals at the Steinman Hall.

Every year we have an in-house competition in different categories. In 2017, participants should choose any one of the Scarlatti Sonatas, plus a work (or works) from their own choice, and the total time should be under 15 minutes. We will offer six prizes: 1st Prize, $1,000.00 plus a concert trip back to Lancaster sponsored by LIPF by performing one recital and one concerto with Millersville University Symphony Orchestra for the following year; 2nd Prize, $500.00; 3rd Prize, $300.00; three Honorable Mention Prizes with $100.00 each. The top three winners will also get the opportunity to play a pre-concert at the opening concert In Washington International Piano Festival at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC on Sunday, July 23, 2017.    

LIPF is also offering culture seminar every day, to give an opportunity to pianists from different countries to share their own culture and language. In addition to the intensive festival's program, participants will also have many opportunities to explore cultural sights of Washington DC and Lancaster County including tours of the Capital of US, Lincoln Memorial, Kennedy Hall, Amish, Central Market, Lititz Chocolate Factory, and many more.

From master classes to guest recitals and enlightening lectures, the events of the 2017 Lancaster International Piano Festival will prove to be beneficial and inspiring to its participants as well as enhance Lancaster community with another significant cultural event. Don't miss your chance to join us this coming summer!