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Birmingham International Piano Festival

Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Edgbaston, BIRMINGHAM, West Midlands, B15 2TS
The Sam Leak trio perform at Birmingham International Piano Festival


Some of the world's finest pianists and keyboard players perform in Birmingham in a fortnight celebration of music.

Performances include BBC Young Musician of the Year winner Freddy Kempf who shines the light on the music of Chopin, and the dazzling spectacle of two piano concerts: one with with Martin Roscoe with Peter Donohoe and another with Benjamin Frith and Shan Liang who perform a monumental masterpiece by Messiaen. Plus a perfect alternative way to spend a lunchtime comes in the form of gospel-tinged and folk-inspired contemporary jazz by the Sam Leak Trio.


Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

The Barber Institute is just three miles from the centre of Birmingham and is easily accessible by car, bus and train.By Car:Take the A38 (Bristol Road), turning onto Edgbaston Park Road, where you will see the Barber Institute at the top of the hill on the left, at the main East Gate of the University and facing the road (for all other routes click here). Parking is available in the University's North-East Car Park, accessed via Pritchatts Road (first road off Edgbaston Park Road to the left, after the Barber Institute – sat-nav postcode B15 2SA) – a five-minute walk away.By Bus:There are frequent buses from the city centre past the bottom of nearby Edgbaston Park Road (61 & 63 operated by National Express West Midlands), while other services from many parts of the city and region call at bus-stops in the roads surrounding the University campus. More details can be found here.By TrainUniversity station is a 10-minute walk from the Barber Institute across the main University campus – turn left on exiting the station and follow signs. Cross-City Line trains leave New Street station regularly (direction Longbridge/Redditch) and take approximately 10 minutes to travel the two stops.Check train times and buy tickets at

Tel: (0) 121 414 7333

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