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Lady Valerie Solti (1937-2021)

Lady Valerie Solti (1937-2021)

It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Lady Valerie Solti, a great friend to The Leeds International Piano Competition and a dear confidante to our Co-Founder Dame Fanny Waterman going back some 20 years.  Dame Fanny Waterman and Lady Valerie Solti...
Eric Lu Performs in Stockholm

Eric Lu Performs in Stockholm

Having been revealed as one of five recipients of the Avery Fisher Career Grant awards this year, we caught up with The Leeds 2018 First Prize-winner, Eric Lu, to hear about his most recent performance in Stockholm, with conductor Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla and the Royal...
International First Round

International First Round

First Round to take place across 16 cities in Asia, Europe & North America Originally due to take place in five cities, the First Round of The Leeds International Piano Competition is now taking place in an additional eleven cities on three continents to ensure...
Eric Lu | Avery Fisher Career Grant

Eric Lu | Avery Fisher Career Grant

We are delighted and proud to announce that our 2018 First Prize-winner, Eric Lu, was revealed as one of five recipients of the 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grants in a special hour long programme on WQXR, hosted by Elliott Forrest last night. Eric joins a prestigious...
Press Release: Meet the 2021 Competitors

Press Release: Meet the 2021 Competitors

Pianists, aged between 20 and 29 and representing 28 countries, have been carefully selected to compete in the first ever Virtual International First Round, taking place in London, Berlin, Paris, Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul, New York, 6-10 April 2021 Second Round,...