International Festival & Summer School PIANO WEEK returns to Rugby School, for the third time in the summer of 2022 after a two-year pause caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and widespread disruption to international travel. Headed by British concert pianist Samantha Ward (founder and artistic director) and Polish concert pianist Maciej Raginia (creative director), the summer school is based at the modern and brilliantly equipped music department, offering residential and non-residential participants an opportunity to study with a distinguished faculty of concert artists, pedagogues and educators in the most stimulating environment. The festival’s high-calibre performances, including a recital by world-renowned Leslie Howard, will be held in the stunning Memorial Chapel and will accompany the course, which is open to pianists of any age and ability. Other UK residencies in July 2022 include London (Dulwich College) and Banbury (Tudor Hall School).
In response to the growing crisis currently unfolding in Ukraine, PIANO WEEK will donate £100 for every participant attending this year’s summer school to United Help Ukraine, a charity providing medical supplies and humanitarian aid and raising awareness of the conflict.