In the lead-up to the 2018 Competition, we will be holding our first Leeds Piano Festival in May 2018. This will take place at London’s Wigmore Hall and Leeds’ Howard Assembly Room.


It features distinguished past winners and alumni of the competition Lars Vogt, Alessio Bax and Sunwook Kim, who will give recitals in both cities, as well as the brilliant Young Scholars of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, who will not only give a recital, but inspire other young people through an extensive programme of outreach work in Leeds and London, the latter in collaboration with Wigmore Hall’s Learning programme.


The Festival will provide audiences with the perfect opportunity to re-engage with three of our tremendous alumni, and get ready for the main Competition arriving in September 2018.


Paul Lewis and Adam Gatehouse, Joint Artistic Directors, Leeds International Piano Competition, said: “As well as reinvigorating the actual competition itself, we’re passionate about growing the reach and impact of ‘The Leeds’ by developing a much-enriched programme of events and activities around it. We are delighted to start fulfilling this vision by launching the Leeds Piano Festival where we’ll be presenting past winners and young musicians from the Lang Lang International Music Foundation in recitals in Leeds and London”.


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