Supporting the Competition

The Leeds International Piano Competition has unearthed some of the most extraordinary musicians of the 20th Century; paving the way for artists such as Radu Lupu, Murray Perahia, and Sir Andras Schiff to entertain and inspire audiences all across the world.

As the Competition looks forward to an exceptional and ambitious future under Artistic Directors Adam Gatehouse and Paul Lewis, we ask you to join and support us in nurturing the future generations of world-class musicians here in Leeds.

We need to raise £2 million every three years to stage the Competition, with the generosity of our supporters and partners ensuring that The Leeds is able to remain at the forefront of international music-making and education.

Please contact David Ward (Development Director) to discuss how you would like to support the Competition.

0113 244 6586

Friends of the Competition

Become a Friend of 'The Leeds'

The Friends of the Leeds International Piano Competition (FLIPC) have been supporting the young competitors since the very earliest days of its 53 year history; a loyal and dedicated group of members who have contributed so much to its success.


The ‘New Vision’ for this unique event, so much a part of the cultural life of Leeds, embraces and places great value on our continued support, and by joining us you will be underpinning the future of Dame Fanny Waterman’s ongoing great legacy.


As a Friend there are many ways that you can become involved; contributing to providing a wonderful experience for our competitors, helping to  achieve success in our learning and participation projects and, of course, by being part of a warm and passionate audience at the competition and other events.


The benefits of being a Friend include

·         Priority booking for the Competition semi-finals and concerto finals

·         Eligibility to volunteer during the competition

·         Discounted rates to selected alumni performances in the local concert seasons

·         Sharing your passion for the piano, its repertoire and performance with likeminded enthusiasts at FLIPC events

·         Receipt of a quarterly LIPC newsletter

·         Participation in piano projects supported by our Learning and Engagement Director


For more information or to join as a Friend, please contact Linda Wellings (Chair, Friends of LIPC) by e-mail ( or by telephone (0113 244 6586).


FLIPC is a separate charity, registered no. 500327