2021 Competition

WELCOME to the 20th Edition of The Leeds International Piano Competition!

First Round

BERLIN | SINGAPORE | NEW YORK: April 2021 (dates tbc)

Second Round, Semi-Finals and Finals

LEEDS: 8-18 September 2021


Chair of the Jury: Imogen Cooper

Orchestra for the Finals: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor for the Finals: Andrew Manze


From the Artistic Director:

Plans for the 2021 Competition are rapidly taking shape and I am delighted that we are able to announce the internationally renowned pianist Imogen Cooper as the Chair of our Jury.

We are also thrilled that the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will be playing for the finals under the baton of their Principal Guest Conductor Andrew Manze. This marks the beginning of a new and exciting partnership between Liverpool Philharmonic and The Leeds which will be far-reaching for both our organisations.

Adam Gatehouse
Artistic Director
Leeds International Piano Competition