Piano Auditions


We are looking for talented and dedicated young pianists who want to develop their musical skills through our varied programme of masterclasses, workshops, solo and ensemble playing. All candidates must possess a high level of musicality, as well as excellent technique.

Student performing during The Ingenium Academy summer piano programme


Preparing your audition


We ask all piano applicants to upload a short video showcasing their musical talent along with their application form.


What to play:


  • A minimum of 2 contrasting pieces
  • 1 piece of technical work ie. a scale or an etude appropriate to your current level

Points we will consider when reviewing your video:

Instrumental technique, rhythmic capability, interpretation, expression and understanding, personality and passion for music making.


All videos should be accompanied by an email / letter from the candidate's teacher or school counselor confirming that they approve of the candidate applying and that their video is a true and accurate record of the candidate's playing.

Things to note


Audition videos will be reviewed by our piano faculty and places will be awarded on merit / standard of playing.


We are looking for young people not only with a high standard of musicianship, but with a great sense of team spirit and a love of music making.

When recording your video, please note the following:


  • Videos should be no more than 10 minutes long and no less than 5 minutes
  • Videos should not be from a concert/public performance
  • Videos should not be edited. Recordings should be a true reflection of the candidate's playing.




We accept applications on a rolling basis and so recommend that you apply as soon as possible to have the best chance of being awarded a place.



Staff Profile:

Simon Callaghan


Simon Callaghan's intelligent and compelling performances both on the concert platform and in the recording studio have earned him a reputation as an exciting and versatile artist of the new generation.





"After my piano lessons I was really happy - they were really interesting, The teaching was so good. I learnt so much especially about the movement of the hands and body in relation to the sound - really amazing!"


Clara, Piano Student, 16, Spain



“The teachers were all very kind, I enjoyed each lesson with them! I felt like they really loved their job, and the only thing they wanted was to help us; so I felt free to ask them anything I wanted to make sure about.”


Eléonore, Piano Student, 14, France



"Karol had the time of his life and his music and piano playing has really improved. To see so many young people so talented and to think that our son had the chance to spend three weeks in this music environment - it was a dream come true."


Basia, Mother, UK / Poland