The Catholic University of America

Each year, the Catholic University of America hosts the Washington International Piano Festival at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music. In addition to workshops, master classes, and private lessons, students take parts in performances at the Millennium Stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the performing arts and attend concerts of accomplished master artists at the CUA campus. Learn more about the Festival.

2016 Schedule

WIPF is proud to present internationally acclaimed pianists as part of its concert series. The cost of tickets is included in the participants' tuition. The concerts are open to the community, and tickets to individual concerts can be purchased at the door or reserved by emailing us at

Ticket Prices:

Adults: $20; Seniors and students: $10; CUA's students with a valid student ID: free admission.

There will be two after-concert receptions - Sunday, July 24 and Monday, August 1. Each reception admission is $50 (including the concert ticket).

Jon Nakamatsu (Ward Recital Hall, CUA, Sunday, July 24)
Brian Ganz (Ward Recital Hall, CUA, Wednesday, July 27)
Adult Pianists Showcase Concert (Ward Recital Hall, CUA, Thursday, July 28)
Chongxiao Liu and Wei Gong Piano Duo Concert (Ward Recital Hall, CUA, Thursday, July 28)
Concerts of the 2016 WIPF Participants (Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, Friday, July 29 and Sunday, July 31)
Closing Concert of the 2016 WIPF Participants (Ward Recital Hall, CUA, Monday, August, 1)
Young Pianist Showcase Concert: Dmitry Ishkhanov (Ward Recital Hall, CUA, Monday, August, 1)
Winners of the 2016 Catholic University Piano Competition (Ward Recital Hall, CUA, Monday, August, 1)