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Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition

2021 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition NOW OPEN

The 2021 Competition takes place in Hastings, UK from 25th February – 6th March 2021. With a first prize of £15,000, the competition gives six finalists the opportunity to perform a complete concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The Competition entry is now by video audition only in a move to become more environmentally friendly, […]

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HASTINGS INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION APPOINTS PROFESSOR VANESSA LATARCHE – HEAD OF KEYBOARD AT THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC AS ‘PRESIDENT OF THE JURY’ FOR THE 2021 COMPETITION.

Hastings International Piano, the charity responsible for the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition and the Hastings International Piano Festival is delighted to announce that Professor Vanessa Latarche – Head of Keyboard at the Royal College of Music in London, has been appointed as the President of the Jury for the 2021 competition. The Hastings International […]

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An Evening In With…concert series continues this Friday 19th June

The fourteenth in our series is 2014 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition Winner Taek Gi Lee. Join us this Friday 19th June at 7pm GMT+1 on our WEBSITE on our FACEBOOK page. Programme:S. Rachmaninoff- Etude Op.39, No.3S. Prokofiev- Piano Sonata No.7 Taek Gi Lee was born in Seoul in 1996. He began his piano study […]

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An Evening In With…continues on Friday 24th April with the 2019 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition Prizewinner Sylvia Jiang.

The sixth in our series is 2019 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition Prizewinner Sylvia Jiang. Friday 24th April at 7pm GMT+1 on our FACEBOOK page or our WEBSITE Programme:Haydn – Fantasia in C majorLiszt – Petrarch Sonnet 104Prokofiev – Toccata, Op.11 Sylvia Jiang is a young pianist from New Zealand currently studying at the Juilliard […]

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Fumiya Koido joins us on Friday 17th April for An Evening In With…online concert

Join us at 7pm GMT+1 for a concert from our 2019 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition winner Fumiya Koido. ProgrammeChopin Etude Op10-11Haydn Sonata No.33 in C minor 1st movScriabin Sonata No.3 Op.23 1st mov Fumiya Koido was born in Kamaishi, Japan in 1995. In 2014, he entered the Toho University of Music and won the […]

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HASTINGS INTERNATIONAL PIANO FESTIVAL WINS ACE FUNDING FOR EDUCATION PROJECTS

The Inaugural Hastings International Piano Festival is proud to have won Arts Council funding to support their ambitious 2020 youth engagement offers, with further support offered by the Magdalen and Lasher Charity. The funding will support three educational projects during the Inaugural 2020 Hastings International Piano Festival, which takes place from February 26th – 8th […]

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Our new promotional video is out now. Click below to watch it.

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HASTINGS INTERNATIONAL PIANO FESTIVAL OPENS WITH A SPECTACULAR LINE-UP OF OF MUSIC STARS

The highly anticipated Inaugural Hastings International Piano Festival launched last week in spectacular fashion at the White Rock Theatre as audience members were treated to four star filled concerts. Award-winning songwriter and producer Guy Chambers kicked off proceedings on Wednesday night as he performed piano interpretations of his many hits, whilst presenting the audience with […]

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HASTINGS INTERNATIONAL PIANO FESTIVAL CLOSES AFTER SPECTACULAR 2-WEEK CELEBRATION OF UNFORGETTABLE PERFORMANCES

The Inaugural Hastings International Piano Festival closed on Sunday 8th March after a spectacular 2-week celebration of the piano culminated with a weekend of world-class performances. 168 international artists including Rufus Wainwright, Guy Chambers, Reuben James, Claire Martin OBE, Rachel Portman OBE, Mark Kermode, Martin James Bartlett, The Puppini Sisters, The Dodge Brothers, The Swedish […]

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Hastings International Piano Concerts presents: An Evening In With…

Hastings International Piano presents a series of online 15 minute concerts every Friday evening at 7pm. This Friday 27 March join us for An Evening In With 2019 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition prizewinner Maxim Kinasov. Start 7pm GMT In these times when the livelihood of our musicians is at risk, we are launching this […]

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