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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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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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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White Rock Theatre future assured

We are delighted that Hastings Borough Council has announced that discussions are underway with the Guildhall Trust, who run the Portsmouth Guildhall, for them to run the White Rock Theatre from February 2024. Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition will therefore be one of the first events to take place at the theatre under the new […]

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Thomas Kelly awarded Benjamin Britten Piano Fellowship

We are delighted that the outstanding pianist, and the 2022 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition prizewinner Thomas Kelly, has been announced as the recipient of the Benjamin Britten Piano Fellowship for 2023-24, awarded by the Royal College of Music (RCM) and generously supported by the Philip Loubser Foundation (PLF). This Fellowship, named after the renowned […]

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17th Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition opens for entries

“This is a competition to watch” International Piano Magazine, May 2023 The 17th Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition will take place from 22 Feb – 2 March 2024 and entry is now open, by video audition. The deadline for entries is 15 September 2023, and full details of how to enter the competition are here […]

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Hastings International Piano Silent Auction

BIDDING NOW OPEN Hastings International Piano’s 2023 Silent Auction is now live. We are pleased to launch this auction raising funds for the 2024 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition. Whether you are looking for a night at the opera, or a private piano recital – there is something for everyone.Take a look at the brochure below and bid on these amazing lots! […]

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Job Vacancy: Managing Director

The Trustees of the charity Hastings International Piano seek to appoint a new Managing Director. The principal activities comprise the biennial Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, which takes place in March 2024, and other events as may be agreed with the Board. Reporting to the Board of trustees for all aspects of HIP’s business, you […]

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Job Vacancy: Head of Development

Hastings International Piano is looking to appoint a Head of Development. This is a newly created role will be instrumental in supporting the charity to realise its ambitious aims. Hastings International Piano (HIP) is an independent charity (registration number 1192703) formed in 2020, but its story stretches back more than 100 years. The Hastings Musical […]

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Season’s Greetings from Hastings International Piano

We would like to say a big thank you to all our supporters, followers, friends, patrons, artists, prizewinners, and volunteers for all your support this year. Please click on the image below to see our special Christmas message. 

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Phil’s Christmas Playlist

Our General Manager, Phil Gietzen has created a Christmas Playlist he would like to share with our followers. Here is why Phil chose this particular playlist. As winter takes hold and we approach Christmas I am reminded of the wealth of music that has been written to celebrate this time of year. Having sung in […]

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