The Costa Rica Piano Festival is open for advanced piano students of all ages and nationalities. Participants will have the opportunity to take academic courses, private lessons, master classes, and seminars with highly renowned artists as well as perform in major concert halls. In addition, the festival will offer the unique experience of exploring the natural wonders of Costa Rica.
Active Participants may enter the Concerto Competition by submitting a recording performing a movement of an eligible concerto. Finalists will perform live with the CRPF Orchestra. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place award ceremony will follow.
This program is designed to refine and expand the art of piano teaching, whether you are an experienced educator or in the beginning stages of your teaching career. We offer lesson observations, Master Classes, lectures, workshops, and Q&A sessions with our guest artists.
Our outstanding guest artists will be offering master classes for all the students to perform and learn from each other.
Students will participate in two public performances in the main concert venues of Costa Rica.
The goal of this course is to introduce the skill of making music on the spot. This will allow the students to explore new ways of expression outside the traditional written music and develop the ability of playing by ear as well as gain knowledge about the different styles and genres of today's world.
Each student will have the opportunity to receive one private lesson from each of our distinguished guest artists.
Our exceptional faculty will be performing inspiring solo concerts for the students and general public to enjoy.
Guided tour around the metropolitan area getting to know the iconic buildings and historic areas of the capital.
Irazu Volcano and National Park
Explore the volcano (above 11,260 feet above sea level) where you can walk to the edge of the crater , the Irazú Volcano is the highest active volcano in Costa Rica. From the top it is possible to see both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans on a clear day.
La Paz Waterfall Gardens
An amazingly beautiful hike through a series of waterfalls surrounded by breathtaking wildlife. In this nature park we will enjoy features like the aviary, butterfly garden, monkeys, hummingbirds, snakes, jungle cat exhibit, frogs, Casita de La Paz and spectacular scenery.
Farmers Market & Coffee Tour
Enjoy a wide selection of tropical fruits and vegetables, traditional foods, bargain with the locals, and experience the culture in one of Costa Rica’s most popular weekend activity! We will also visit the coffee plantation located on the fertile slopes of Alajuela, where the rich soil and the ideal altitude and climate have created the perfect conditions to grow the best coffee in the world. We will learn about the production process and how it goes from the roots of the plant to your mug every morning.
Zip Lining Tour & Beach Trip
The canopy zip lining tour consists of a series of cables and platforms on the high part of trees that take you on an exhilarating journey through forests and wildlife. Canopy Tours were originally created to study different plant life and trees. Now it has become an unmatched sightseeing activity combined with a high adrenaline experience. Right after we will visit the Punta Leona beach park, one of the most beautiful beaches of the Central Pacific Coast, where we might have the opportunity to see monkeys, macaws, sloths, raccoons and many other flora and fauna.