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2022 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition Winner is 17-Year-Old Shunta Morimoto.

The winner of the Sixteenth Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition is Shunta Morimoto, who is 17 and from Japan. Morimoto won the title, £15,000 and the Molly Townson Memorial Trophy after giving a thrilling performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor Op.54 accompanied by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. During the two-night final 6 finalists, […]

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Announcing the six Finalists of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition

Over the past two days, the twelve semi-finalists have performed with our brand new orchestra – The Royal College of Music Prince Consort Orchestra at the White Rock Theatre. We are delighted to announce the six finalists who will perform with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on Friday 4 March at 7pm and Saturday 5 March […]

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STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO THE UNFOLDING EVENTS IN EUROPE

We are proud to have welcomed some of the world’s most talented young pianists to this year’s competition. Our competitors are from more than 40 countries and have a unique opportunity to make lifelong friendships with each other during their time here in Hastings. Music is and always will be a force for good in troubled times […]

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Announcing the 12 Semi-Finalists

We are delighted to announce that the following contestants have made it through to our Semi-Finals and will perform the full concerto with our brand new orchestra The Royal College of Music Prince Consort Orchestra. Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 March at 2pm and 6pm. Almog Segal 34Mariamna Sherling 35Sandro Nebieridze 29Aleksandr Kliuchko 15Anna Han […]

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Announcing International Jury Chaired By Professor Vanessa Latarche and a Patron Of The Newly Established Orchestra

2022 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition Countdown  Continues With Announcement of International Jury Chaired By  Professor Vanessa Latarche  Also Announced is Patron of The Newly Established Royal College of Music Prince Consort Orchestra His Serene Highness Dr Donatus, Prince von Hohenzollern. With competitors from more than 40 countries, a record number of entries and two […]

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Support Hastings International Piano and the new Orchestra

The Performance Circle Fund: Hastings International Piano and the Royal College of Music Prince Consort Orchestra Hastings International Piano are delighted to be partnering with the Royal College of Music in the creation of a new graduate orchestra – The Royal College of Music Prince Consort Orchestra. This new orchestra will be based in Hastings, […]

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HASTINGS INTERNATIONAL PIANO CONCERTO COMPETITION TO RECEIVE £70,913 FROM THIRD ROUND OF THE GOVERNMENT’S CULTURE RECOVERY FUND

Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition is among 925 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund. This award will enable us to deliver an exceptional music experience to our local audiences and continue with our far-reaching music education programme delivered throughout our community. More than £100 million has been […]

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2022 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition announces Venues, Ticket Information and Record Number of Entrants.

Also Announced is a Unique Partnership with The Royal College of Music Prince Consort Orchestra Accompanying the Semi-Finals and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Accompanying The Finals. The sixteenth prestigious Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition will take place for the first time in both Rye and in Hastings from 24th February to 5th  March 2022. Due […]

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Introducing Hastings International Piano’s new General Manager Phil Gietzen

We are delighted to introduce our new General Manager Phil Gietzen, who joined us at the beginning of this month. Whilst studying music at Bangor University Phil was heavily involved in the organisation of various different ensembles and events. It was during this time that he decided to pursue a career in Arts Administration and […]

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Launch Concert With The European Union Chamber Orchestra & Prizewinning Pianist Maxim Kinasov

Hastings International Piano, the charity that produces the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition and the Hastings International Piano Festival is delighted to present the Concerto Competition Launch Concert at 7pm on Friday 8th October at The White Rock Theatre. BOOK HERE The concert marking the start of the countdown to next year’s piano competition with […]

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Announcing Mitsuko Uchida. An exclusive concert for our Friends and Patrons.

We are delighted to announce Mitsuko Uchida – Piano: Hastings International Piano Celebrity Series Fundraising Concert on Saturday 25th September 2021 at Fairlight Hall. As a loyal supporter of Hastings International Piano, we are delighted to offer our Friends and Patrons the opportunity to reserve seats for an exclusive concert and drinks reception taking place […]

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HASTINGS INTERNATIONAL PIANO ANNOUNCES UK GOVERNMENT CULTURAL RECOVERY FUND AWARD

#HereForCulture Hastings International Piano, the charity responsible for the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition and the Hastings International Piano Festival announces that they are delighted to have received a substantial award from the UK Government’s ‘Cultural Recovery Fund’. The fund was set up to help cultural organisations such as Hastings International Piano deal with the […]

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ANNOUNCING RESCHEDULED COMPETITION DATES DUE TO ONGOING COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Hastings International Piano, the charity responsible for the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition and the Hastings International Piano Festival announces that the 2021 Concerto Competition due to take place in June in the historic town on England’s South Coast has been rescheduled to early 2022, due to ongoing COVID 19 restrictions. The Hastings International Piano […]

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Roman Kosyakov exclusive Zoom Concert

We are delighted to announce a very special live concert for our Patrons, broadcast live from The Recital Room at Fairlight Hall. Former winner and competition ambassador Roman Kosyakov will give a 30 minute programme, which will be broadcast via Zoom as a thank you for our Patron’s continued support during the past. All Patrons […]

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Announcing The Celebration Series

An Exciting New Concert Series Celebrating New Talent in a New Year. Hastings International Piano is delighted to announce an exciting new concert series to celebrate the new year, performed by prizewinning pianists from around the globe, who are all now rising stars in the classical music world.  As we look forward to the 2021 […]

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Watch Hastings Digital Piano Festival ON DEMAND

If you missed our Digital Piano Festival on Friday 13th November, you can now watch it ON DEMAND. This unique Digital Festival curated to inspire the next generation of artists and industry professionals, featured a Q&A with legendary Grammy nominated composer and singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, a keynote speech by broadcaster and founder of Chineke! Orchestra […]

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Hastings International Piano Announces Digital Festival With Guest Appearances From Composer & Songwriter Rufus Wainwright, Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE & Martin James Bartlett

Hastings International Piano, the charity responsible for the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition and the Hastings International Piano Festival is delighted to announce a one-day Digital Festival on Friday 13th November from 2-8pm. The festival supported by Arts Council England and in association with our new partner Steinway and Sons is an online initiative designed […]

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Announcing partnership with iconic piano maker Steinway & Sons and rescheduled Competition dates

Hastings International Piano, the charity responsible for the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition and the Hastings International Piano Festival is delighted to announce a new partnership with iconic piano maker Steinway & Sons for the 2021 Concerto Competition in the historic town on England’s South Coast. The Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition is an internationally […]

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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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