We’re delighted to announce that the overall winner of the 17th Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition is Curtis Phill Hsu. He won the coveted Sophia Guo First Prize with a scintillating performance of Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor Op.23, convincing the international jury, chaired by Professor Vanessa Latarche, that he was the fitting overall winner of the competition. 
To read about the rest of the prizes and their recipients, click here.

Our 2024 Prizewinners

Meet the competitors who beat the rest and won prizes in the 2024 competition here.

Our partners Steinway & Sons

We’re extremely grateful to our primary sponsors Steinway & Sons, who provided all the pianos for the 2024 competition. Find out more

Learning and Participation

In recent years, we have developed an active programme of sending competition contestants into local schools. We offer free transport to local schools… (read more)

Our new Patron

We’re delighted that the concert pianist, composer, and writer Sir Stephen Hough has agreed to become our Patron.
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Support Us

The Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition relies on the kind support of individuals and businesses to survive and offers exciting rewards, priority booking, and VIP access to artists and events.
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Music in the Meadow

Once again our ‘Music in the Meadow’ project saw a piano placed in the Priory Meadow Shopping Centre at the start of the competition…(read more)