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Tickets On Sale Now

January 8, 2024 The much-anticipated 2024 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition is just around the corner, and we are thrilled to announce that tickets are now available for purchase. This year, all rounds will take place at the White Rock Theatre, providing an unforgettable experience for classical music enthusiasts. Tickets for all rounds of the […]

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HIP reaches out

After leaving the competition, one of our 2024 competitors, Kyoshiro Hirama, was invited to visit Old Hastings House, a residential care home in the Old Town, on Wednesday 28 February 2024. The 25-year old Japanese pianist very kindly agreed to visit the home, where he played for more than 25 residents, in a programme that […]

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Finalists announced!

We’ve had two fabulous days of semi-finals in Hastings with the brilliant young Southbank Sinfonia who accompanied our 10 semi-finalists in concertos by Mozart and Beethoven. The members of our hugely experienced and knowledgeable jury once again carefully considered each performance before casting their votes – and five competitors have been selected to go forward to the […]

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Stage Two Results

Stage Two of the competition is now complete and we’re pleased to announce the ten competitors who are going through to the semi-finals.  We send our warmest wishes to those who are not going on to the next round and thank them all for taking part. In the meantime, we look forward to the next stage […]

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Stage One Results

Many congratulations to the 20 competitors who have been selected to go through to Stage Two of the competition.  Inevitably this means that some of our competitors will be going home. Of course, this is disappointing, but the standard this year has been incredibly high and the judges have had a difficult job on their hands! And […]

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Stream the 2024 competition

This year, we are delighted that the competition will be live-streamed once again by UCanPlay. Thanks to Sontronics, the sound quality will be even higher quality than in previous years, allowing you to experience the magic of the competition from your own home. The stream will be available on the homepage. Can’t watch live? Don’t […]

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The Competition Begins

The wait is finally over. The 2024 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition has begun. All competitors are in Hastings eagerly awaiting their opportunity to wow audiences and compete for the ultimate prize. Keep an eye out on our social media channels as we keep you up to date on the progress of each competitor and […]

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HIPCC on ITV

We were delighted to welcome ITV to film some of our wonderful launch event this afternoon where 2022 second-prize winner Thomas Kelly wowed commuters and supporters with a performance in an unlikely venue… Hastings Train Station. With a selection of music from Chopin to Scarlatti to crowd pleasers like ‘I do like to be beside […]

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Music in the Meadow

Music in the Meadow is making a triumphant return in 2024, transforming the Priory Meadow Shopping Centre into a hub for local pianists to showcase their talents. We’re inviting players of all ages and skill levels to book their slots to play a Bechstein Grand Piano in front of an audience. From Thursday, 22nd February […]

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HIP in local primary schools

Local Music Initiative Inspires Primary School Students to Create Their Own Music HIP continues to extend its impact beyond the renowned Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, launching its 2024 Learning & Participation programme in three primary schools: Christ Church CE Academy, Silverdale Primary Academy, and St Leonards CEP Academy. The initiative, designed for Key Stage […]

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New Commission

This year the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition is introducing a new addition to the competition. For the first time, all participants will be required to perform a newly commissioned piece. The commission for 2024 is Time Unredeemable, by the distinguished composer Lera Auerbach. Time present and time past Are both perhaps present in time […]

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Sir Stephen Hough to become HIP Patron

Hastings International Piano, the organisation behind the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, is delighted to announce that the composer, writer, painter and internationally-renowned concert pianist Sir Stephen Hough, has agreed to be its Patron.  Sir Stephen said: “I’m very pleased to become Patron of Hastings International Piano. It can truly be daunting for young pianists […]

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