Founded in 1961 by Dame Fanny Waterman DBE DMus FRCM and Marion Thorpe CBE, the Leeds International Piano Competition is a leading event of British culture, celebrating and inspiring pianistic excellence and world-class musicianship.
‘The Leeds’, with its defining qualities of excellence and musical integrity, has long attracted some of the world’s most exiting young pianists and the 2018 Competition includes some striking innovations introduced by Adam Gatehouse and Paul Lewis since their appointment as Co-Artistic-Directors in 2015. Developments include creating an unrivalled post-competition prize package, designed with long-term career strategy in mind; a greater range of events, concerts and education work than ever before, including a new Leeds Piano Festival, to take place in London and Leeds in May each year; new global centres for its First Round and worldwide live-streaming of all rounds. They have also forged a range of powerful new partnerships which, with the other enhancements, have invigorated the competition and consolidated its position as among the most coveted prizes in the musical world.
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