The PYPA Piano Festival was founded in 2013. For the first five years, the festival took place at the Curtis Institute of Music, and since 2018, it has been in residence at the historic Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the festivals in 2020 and 2021 take place online.
Each summer, the PYPA Piano Festival offers an intensive nine-day program that encompasses master classes, lectures, concerts performed by international renown pianists, as well as PYPA young artists. The Summer Piano Festival also presents the annual Philadelphia International Piano Competition. For 2020 and 2021 editions, PYPA Piano Festival introduces the PYPA Livestream Recital Award.