The International Piano Festival of Piracicaba (EIPP) intends to bring to Brazil pianists and pedagogues of international renown for artistic and pedagogical exchange. The event is intended for piano students of all age groups, as well as teachers and pianists. The program is comprised by recitals, masterclasses, workshops, lecture recitals, lectures, studio showcases and roundtables.

The EIPP consist of several areas of the pianistic universe. In addition to the traditional areas of performance and pedagogy, the event is focused on the following areas: piano technique (Taubman Technique), wellness piano, group piano, collaborative piano, opera & vocal coaching, historical performance practice, improvisation, music technology applied to the piano and  career management.

The event will be a great opportunity to acquire and exchange knowledge as well as a valuable networking opportunity with the pianists and teachers of renowned educational institutions that will be present in Piracicaba.

 The EIPP is held annually and is a non-profit event, only possible through the partnership of pianists, teachers, participants and community.

Artistic and Pedagogical Director

Dr. João Paulo Casarotti (USA/Brazil)

Dr. João Paulo Casarotti (USA/Brazil)


Professors & Pianists


To participate in the VI EIPP, the candidate must fill out the registration form directly on the festival’s website (below) and pay the registration fee. Entries must be paid by bank deposit, credit card (using Pagseguro) or PayPal.

Partial and full scholarships will be offered to cover the registration fee for piano students who demonstrate financial need and commit to working as EIPP monitors. The EIPP in partnership with the community of Piracicaba will offer a limited number of accommodations for participants from outside of Piracicaba.

The Registration Fee

The Registration fee includes all daily events of the festival, including recitals. For students who enroll for scholarships and have not been able to obtain full scholarships, they must pay the rest of the registration fee by June 15 directly through the website or by bank deposit. The student will only be confirmed for the event after payment of the registration fee.

Bank Account:
Banco do Brasil- Agency 3552-1
CPF- 28499990835
João Paulo Casarotti



Registration Fee

  • International Students - $ 250 dollars *

  • Brazilian Students:
    Registration fee- R$700 *
    Early Bird- Registration Fee (deadline May 30) - R$600 *
    Daily Enrollment Fee- R$250.00 **
    Companion Participation Fee- R$400 ***

*   Includes all EIPP events, including ticket to the recitals.                             
** Includes all events of the enrolled day, including the evening recital
*** Valid only for individuals who are not musicians or music teachers. Includes all EIPP events

  • EMPEM Students and Teachers:
    Registration Fee- R$500
    Early Bird- Registration Fee (deadline May 30)- R$400
    Daily Enrollment Fee- R$150

  • Guest Clinicians
    Speakers who are accepted to present papers at VIEIPP will have a registration fee with promotional prices until June 20th.
    Registration Fee- R$500
    Daily Enrollment Fee- R$250

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Bolsas de estudo

  • Scholarships will cover the Registration fee. Partial scholarships will be offered to students who demonstrate merit and financial need, and become available to work as EIPP monitors.

  • Participants who have an advanced level of English will be given priority scholarships and will be available to assist in translation during the EIPP.

  • To apply for the scholarships, the candidate must fill out the application form for scholarships, and send two specially recorded Youtube links for the with contrasting repertoire, demonstrating their ability in the instrument. The candidate should also send a letter of recommendation signed by the current teacher by uploading directly to the festival’s website. The candidate should also write one to three paragraphs justifying the reasons for the need for scholarships.

  • The EIPP is a non-profit event and basically maintained by the partnership between the faculty and registration fees. The deadline for the applications for scholarships is May 30 and the results will be announced by email until June 5.

  • Applicants who receive full scholarships will be exempt from the registration fee and must pay R$100 for the expenses of materials (T-shirt, briefcase, pen, booklet, handouts). Applicants who receive partial scholarships must pay the rest of the registration fee until June 15 to confirm attendance.


  • Young Artists * (4 scholarships)
    Full scholarship for young talents. Holders of this scholarship must be present every day of the EIPP and will have the opportunity to perform solo recital (50 min or 30 min repertoire **)

  • Production Assistant (2 scholarships)
    To assist the production director

  • Administration Assistant  (2 scholarships)
    To assist the administrative director             

  • Artistic Director Assistant (2 scholarships)
    To assist the artistic director                                                    

  • English Translator (4 scholarships)
    To translate de lectures, round tables and to help foreigner professors

  • Mahle Room Assistant (6 scholarships)
    To assist the the Mahle room preparation before and after every event

  • Recepcionists (4 scholarships)
    To receive the guests on recitals and to assist the tickets and cds sale

  • Filming Assistant (4 scholarships)
    To assist the event video recording

* Those granted the “Young Artists” scholarship will be given 100% registration fee exemption , however, they must pay the R$100 reais tax intended for materials (Pens, folders, t-shirts, copies)
** “Young Artists candidates must send a word file on the form with the program they intend to present at the event.

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Guest Clinicians

The VIEIPP is opening for teachers and researchers to submit proposals for sessions that fit the areas of of the event: performance, piano pedagogy technique, piano wellness, group piano, piano collaborative, opera & vocal coaching, historical performance practice, technology applied to the piano, improvisation (jazz or popular Brazilian piano), entrepreneurship and career management.

EIPP will have a limited number of guest clinicians depending on the quality of the proposal, experience of the clinician and the subject matter addressed. Participants who wish to register must fill out the guest clinician registration form by submitting the proposal and describing their academic experience and area of interest.

Those selected will have an exclusive page on the EIPP website containing photo, bio, relevant links (personal website, youtube links) and will receive a certificate of participation as a clinician.

The evaluation committee will be formed by the pianists and professors Dr. Paulo Gazzaneo, Dr. João Paulo Casarotti and Professor Mirka de Pieva

* Guest speakers will have the promotional fee of R$500 available for registration by June 20.

Bank Account:
Banco do Brasil- Agency 3552-1
CPF- 28499990835
João Paulo Casarotti


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The partner hotel for the VIEIPP is the ihotel. The hotel is located two blocks from the Escola de Música de Piracicaba "Maestro Ernst Mahle" and will be the exclusive lodging of the participants, teachers & pianists of EIPP.


Participants interested in staying at the hotel should fill out the accommodation form directly on the EIPP website and pay accommodations  to  the EIPP to guarantee the promotional rate.

Hotel Packages

Lodging with breakfast in rooms with air conditioning. Check in: July 7 / Check out: July 16 (9 nights)

The prices below are for reservations made until June 15.

  • Quadruple Room- R$570.00/person

  • Triple Room- R$660/person

  • Double Room- R$720/person

  • Single Room-R$1150/person

If the participant wants accommodations on different days of the package offered above, please indicate on the accommodation sheet. The prices below are for reservations made until June 15.

Daily Rates

  • Quadruple Room- R$80/person

  • Triple Room- R$90/person

  • Double Room- R$100/person

  • Single Room- R$125/person

Bank Account:

Banco do Brasil- Agency 3552-1
CPF- 28499990835
João Paulo Casarotti


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About the hotel:

R. Morais Barros, 1140 - Centro, Piracicaba - SP, 13419-281

If you have questions, send us a message.


For more information:


Cibele Perusso
Production Director

Nilsa Leite
Administrative Director

Dr. João Paulo Casarotti
Artistic & Pedagocical Director

 Erick Attos
Art Director and Designer


Escola de Música de Piracicaba

“Maestro Ernst Mahle”

Adress: Rua Santa Cruz, 1155 - Piracicaba - SP
Telephones: +55 (19) 34222464 | +55 (19) 34226270