During the First International Piano Festival of Montreal held between May 27th and June 14th 1965: various shots of USA contestant Albert Lotto during piano practices. Shots of another USA contestant, French-born United States citizen François-Joël Thiollier, practising piano. Shots of Albert Lotto and Mr Charles Houdret, main organizer of the Festival and conductor of the orchestra, practising, Albert Lotto at the piano, Houdret conducting. LS of Lotto and François-Joël Thiollier in a duet. Lotto rehearsing for concert, members of orchestra standing about, one playing violin with Lotto at piano. Interior shots of a living room, French contestant Christiane Billaud playing piano while small boy run about room. LS of Billaud playing piano, Houdret standing by, school desks in foreground. Side view of Billaud. Shots of Houdret instructing her. Side view of Billaud playing, Houdret beating measure.