The Leeds is one of the world’s foremost music competitions. Since the first Competition in 1963, it has attracted the world’s finest young pianists, drawn by the opportunities offered by the outstanding prize package, the challenge of demanding repertoire, a stellar jury – and a warm welcome from the City of Leeds.
A new vision for 2018 sees The Leeds spread its wings. Internationally, First Rounds were held in Berlin, New York and Singapore, while locally, the first annual Leeds Piano Festival has taken place and partnerships have been built and strengthened.
Our Leeds roots are deepened with Piano +, an imaginative programme of city-wide activity, and our year-round Learning & Engagement work.
The Leeds is led by Paul Lewis CBE and Adam Gatehouse as Co-Artistic Directors, and honoured to have the support of Murray Perahia as Patron and Lang Lang as Global Ambassador.
From staging a huge range of public concerts and events to creating the World’s Smallest Concert Hall, ‘The Leeds’ opens its arms to everyone and celebrates the piano like never before 17 August - 15 September 2018 The Leeds International Piano Competition has today...read more
Warner Classics and the Leeds International Piano Competition today announce a major new partnership to bring the best of the outstanding pianistic talent of ‘The Leeds’ to audiences around the world. Warner Classics, one of the world’s leading global classical music...read more
We at the Leeds International Piano Competition congratulate Gillian Moore, Director of Music at London’s South Bank Centre, on her appointment to Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2018. Gillian is a been a driving force in...read more