During the Competition

Every three years, when the Dublin International Piano Competition is underway, many important elements — people, places, pianos — come together to make the event memorable for each competitor.



During the competition, DIPC is proud to welcome competitors to the city of Dublin and its special practice and performance venues.

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Host Families

One of the most unique and appreciated aspects of the DIPC is the opportunity competitors have to stay with Irish host families during the event.

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Host Pianos

The competition’s biggest logistics exercise is ensuring plenty of pianos for practice and performance!

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Volunteers — known as DIPC’s ‘Team Harmony’ —are at the very heart of the competition.

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