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Iris Haller (1915-2021)

Iris Haller (1915-2021)

It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Iris Haller, a great friend to The Leeds International Piano Competition and a life-long friend to our Co-Founder Dame Fanny Waterman. Iris’s kind and charismatic presence will be greatly missed amongst...
International First Round

International First Round

Our International First Round has officially wrapped up and we want to congratulate all 62 Competitors for taking part this year in what has been a challenging 12 months for musicians world-wide. Thanks too to all of our partners, venues, colleagues and film crews for...
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...
Press Release

Press Release

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...