DAYS UNTIL 2024 COMPETITION
Opening the season is one of the great pianists of today, the Argentinian Ingrid Fliter, in a wonderfully rich and varied programme that plays to her poetic strengths. She is playing three masterpieces by Haydn, Beethoven and Schumann, the latter featured in one of his greatest works for the piano, the Symphonic Etudes.
The iconic French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet has been wowing audiences worldwide for the last twenty years, and it’s a particular privilege to welcome him to Leeds with a programme mixing French music and Bartók, in both of which he excels.
Pavel Kolesnikov has become a huge favourite among UK audiences since he took up residence in London. Following his Wigmore Hall debut in 2014, The Telegraph gave his recital a rare five-star review and called it “one of the most memorable of such occasions London has witnessed for a while”.
We catch up with 2021 Competition Winner, Alim Beisembayev after his studio sessions recording with Warner Classics.
All of us at The Leeds have been greatly saddened by the news that Radu Lupu has died. One of the true musical giants of all time, he placed poetry above mere pianism, and had that rare gift, given to only a few of the greatest artists, of drawing one into his playing...
A festival with Piano at its heart, we’re delighted to partner with the Petworth Festival for the first time. Petworth have agreed to programme our 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize-winners in consecutive years following each Competition.