School of Music & Fine Arts


International Piano Festival

The 14th annual International Piano Festival at Palm Beach Atlantic University's West Palm Beach campus will be announced at a later date.

Performers from across the globe come to campus to participate in the International Certificate for Piano Artists (ICPA), which is designed for a limited number of high-level pianists who wish to perfect their art. Students attend ICPA master classes with famed professor Nelson Delle Vigne Fabbri and others. These artists are featured in several performances during the week culminating in a performance of piano concertos accompanied by orchestra. A complete schedule of master classes will be available in February.

The International Certificate for Piano Artists is the European equivalent to the highest preparation available for someone seeking to start an important solo career. An ICPA certificate tells professional agents, impresarios, and managers that this person is ready to perform in professional arenas.

Concerts will be given throughout the week demonstrating the masterful playing of these young artists. 

All concerts are in Helen K. Persson Recital Hall (Vera Lea Rinker Hall, 326 Acacia Road, West Palm Beach) unless stated otherwise.

2020 Concert Dates:

To be announced.

2019 Concert Schedule:

  • Sunday, February 17 - International Piano Festival Opening Concert
    4 p.m. Tickets: $15 general admission; $5 students with ID.
  • Monday, February 18 - International Piano Festival Concert II
    7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 general admission; $5 students with ID.
  • Wednesday, February 20 - International Piano Festival Concert III
    7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 general admission; $5 students with ID.
  • Friday, February 22 - International Piano Festival Concerto Concert
    with PBA Symphony

    7:30 p.m. DeSantis Family Chapel, 300 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $25 general admission, $10 students with ID. Ask about group rates.

For tickets, please contact Ticket Central at (561) 803-2970 or register online at a future date.

2019 Masterclasses

Masterclasses (Februrary 18-22) will be held between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and are also open="open" to the public; masterclass schedules will be posted daily in the lobby of Vera Lea Rinker Hall. Call (561) 803-2422 after February 16 for a recorded message and most updated schedule. Free; no tickets required.


Read about last year's performance

Sponsored by:

Fondation Bell'Arte