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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.


Gillian Moore CBE

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...

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Murray Perahia KBE  | Patron

Lang Lang | Global Ambassador

Principal Partner


Leeds International Piano Competition
University of Leeds | LS2 9JT | United Kingdom

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