Tonight saw the end of the 2018 Competition with spectacular performances by all five of the Finalists with the Hallé Orchestra. Here are the winners of the 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition:
First Prize: Eric Lu
Second Prize: Mario Häring
Third Prize: Xinyuan Wang
Terence Judd Hallé Orchestra Prize: Eric Lu
Yaltah Menuhin Award: Mario Häring
medici.tv Audience Award: Xinyuan Wang
In addition to the £25,000 cash prize, Eric Lu receives a ground-breaking portfolio prize designed with long-term career development in mind. It includes worldwide management with Askonas Holt – one of the world’s leading arts management agencies; an international album release on Warner Classics – one of the foremost global classical music recording companies, and a range of performance and recording opportunities with BBC Radio 3. Learn more about the prizes and engagements here.
Thank you to all who participated, attended, and helped make this year’s Competition a resounding success!