The Valencia International Performance Academy is proud to announce the return of its Classical Piano program, led by professors Yuri Bogdanov, Juan Lago, Chen xi Li, Giuliano Mazzoccante, Leonel Morales, Pavel Nersessian, Cathal Breslin and Arkadi Zenziper.

The VIPA 2016 Piano Program took place between July 4-7 at the state-of-the-art facilities of the Conservatorio “José Iturbi” in Valencia, which is one of the most sought-after summer destinations in Europe, mainly thanks to its breathtaking coastline, vibrant cultural life and world-class cuisine.

Enrolled students work closely with performance faculty in coaching piano repertoire of all ages. The course of study and repertoire will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the faculty and performers enrolled.

Students can specify teacher preference. As far as possible and by order of registration, the organization will try to accommodate requests, but it’s encouraged to take lessons by as many different teachers as possible, in order to obtain the best benefit from the VIPA experience and its diversity.

Active students will receive 4 individual lessons. In addition to working closely with faculty, all students enrolled in the performance program will have complete access to all other VIPA events, workshops, masterclasses, presentations, and concerts, including the VIPA Conductor’s Program and the VIPA Composition Program. A culminating concert will be given by the students of the piano program, performing repertoire that they have coached with faculty.

The faculty will select the active students who participate in the concerts.  All students receive a certificate of participation in the VIPA.  Classes will take place from 10 to 14hs and from 16 to 20hs every day.


The 2017 VIPA Piano Performance Program will soon be open for applications. Please check back late-November 2016.






2016 VIPA Piano Performance Program accepts submissions for Participants and Auditors

As a PIANO PERFORMANCE PARTICIPANT, you will receive coachings from performance faculty in addition to participating in sessions with guest pianists and faculty. AUDITORS are entitled to observe lessons, classes and all other VIPA events but will not receive coachings or lessons.


The deadline for applications is June 1st 2016.

To apply as an ACTIVE student, the applicant will fill in the Piano Performance Application Form and will make a payment of 150€ as a deposit towards the full tuition amount. The rest of the tuition will be payed on the first day of the academy. The deposit fee will be non-refundable.

Application deposit can be payable in two ways:

  • Bank transfer to the following account: COLECTIVO PARA EL INTERCAMBIO CULTURAL INTERNACIONAL ES27 0081 5639 9200 0104 8110
  • Through Paypal to [email protected]

All application data and materials are to be sent electronically through the Piano Performance Application Form. VIPA supports an environment-friendly and expense-free philosophy and hopes to avoid the unnecessary use of paper products, as well as the cost of postal fees. Applications should include the following:

  2. CURRICULUM VITAE or RESUME and BIO (include: educational background, schools, teachers, degrees, awards, prizes, previous festivals attended, and any relevant performances and/or professional experience). Submit via email at [email protected]


ACTIVE PERFORMANCE PARTICIPANT: 375€ (350€ if the deposit is made before May 15th)

AUDITOR : 100 €

For students currently enrolled at the “José Iturbi” Conservatory the tuition will cost 300€ for active participants (280€ if deposit payed before may 15) and 75€ for auditors.

SELECTION PROCESS: Applications are processed on a rolling basis, that is, in the order in which they are received. There are limited positions available, so we encourage students to apply as soon as possible.

Questions may be directed to: [email protected]

LODGING: Please email the organisation at [email protected] concerning any information needed towards lodging, as some hotels will offer special prices for the students of VIPA.


Juan Lago (Director): Professor of the Conservatorio José Iturbi in Valencia, Spain.
Yuri Bogdanov: Professor of the Academia de Música Gnesin in Moscow, Russia.
Cathal Breslin: Professor of the University of Memphis, USA
Chen xi Li: Professor of the Central Conservatory of Music de Xiamen, China.
Giuliano Mazzoccante: Professor and Director of the Cenacolo della Musica International School, Catignano, Italy.
Leonel Morales: Professor of the Conservatory Superior de Música Salvador Seguí de Castellón and Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio de Madrid, Spain.
Pavel Nersessian: Professor of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow, Russia and Boston University, USA.
Arkadi Zenziper: Professor of the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden, Germany.