FAQ for LESSONS, MASTERCLASSES, PERFORMANCES

Q: Do I get practice time with my accompanist prior to my open masterclass/performance?
A: The festival will try our best to allocate you practice time with your accompanists where available.

Q: Where will I be performing?
A: You will be playing at various Conservatory venues, (for example, the Conservatory Concert Hall, Recital Studio, Orchestra hall etc.) and participants’ concerts will be held during lunchtimes.

Q: Can my parents/relatives/friends watch me during my performance?
A: For all noon concerts, admission is free based on a first-come first-serve basis. If you are playing for the gala concert (by invitation), your guests will be required to purchase a ticket.

Q: What is a masterclass?
A: A masterclass is similar to a one-to-one class, with the exception that we will be admitting audience to watch your class.

Q: I am not available for my allocated slot. Can I change my lesson time/ masterclass/performance?
A: The festival runs on an intense schedule for both professors and participants.Informing the administration once you receive your schedule will increase the possibility of a reschedule.

Q: I would like to have an addition lesson. Is it possible?
A: Extra lessons can be arranged at an additional cost, subject to availability. Please contact the administration if you would like to arrange for an extra class.

PARENTS

Q: Can my parents’ sit-in while I’m having my private lesson and open Masterclass?
A: Accompanying parents have to purchase the Parents observation pass at $80.

Q: Do my parents need to pay for festival concert tickets?
A: Accompanying parents who paid the Parents’ Observation Pass ($80) can be entitled to access all concerts.

Q: Can my parents sit-in while I’m having my private lesson and open Masterclass?
A: Parents are free to accompany their child to the four private lesson. They will also be given one Observation Pass to that particular open Masterclass if they haven’t bought the Parents Observation Pass.

Q: Do my parents need to pay for festival concert tickets?
A: Yes. Festival concerts are free for all participants, however, parents are allowed to attend the concerts at $30 each.