Become a Friend
The Friends of the Leeds International Piano Competition (FLIPC) have been supporting the competitors since the very early days of its 53 year history; a loyal and dedicated group of members who have contributed so much to its success.
As a Friend there are many ways that you can become involved; contributing to providing a wonderful experience for our competitors, helping to achieve success in our learning and participation projects and, of course, by being part of a warm and passionate audiences at the competition and other events.
Make a Donation
Patrons of The Leeds
Join us on an extraordinary journey to discover the next generation of world-class musicians.
We warmly invite you to join The Leeds family as a Patron and play a vital role in building our future.
Our Patrons understand that their philanthropy helps us to be a world leader in our field, whether that’s on the concert platform, online or in our communities. They also believe in the transformative power of the piano and are passionate about our mission to inspire and engage people across the world.
Find out more about how you can enjoy a closer and rewarding relationship with The Leeds and its pianists.
For all who love the piano, supporting the Leeds International Piano Competition enables you to deepen your passion. We are inviting a few select donors to form an inner circle of Premier Donors for those able to make a donation of at least £100,000 every three years.
Leave a Legacy
Since our very first competition in 1963, The Leeds has created an astonishing legacy of world-class pianists and it has brought the very highest levels of music-making to Leeds for over 50 years.
By recognising the Leeds International Piano Competition in your will, you will be helping to ensure that we can continue to nurture the future generations of leading international musicians.
If you would like to discuss, in confidence, how you would like to make a direct and lasting impact on the Competition by leaving a gift in your will, please contact Linda Wellings (Operations Director).
0113 244 6586
Thank you for considering leaving a gift to The Leeds.
Making the most of your donation
We want to ensure that we are making the very most of your generosity towards the Competition.
As a registered charity (no. 1073251) the Leeds International Piano Competition is able to benefit from the Government’s Gift Aid scheme. This means that we are able to claim an additional 25% of your donation back from the Government – without it costing you a penny extra. You need to be a UK registered tax-payer for your donation to qualify.
Higher rate tax payers
If you pay tax at the higher or additional rate, you can claim the difference between the rate you pay and basic rate on your donation. This means that not only is the Competition able to claim an additional 25% of your donation through the Gift Aid scheme, but you are able to claim back the additional tax you’ve paid on that donation.
If you donate £1,000 to the Competition, we claim Gift Aid to make your donation £1,250. If you pay tax at 40% you can personally claim back £250 (£1,250 x 20%).
We are proud to bring the world’s very best pianists to Leeds, and showcase the city to an international audience. With the inclusion of free-to-view live streaming of the whole of the 2018 Competition, and with the first rounds to be held in New York, Berlin, and Singapore, The Leeds will reach an unrivalled national and international audience.
We look forward to working closely with our corporate partners to best reflect your particular aims, objectives and interests. Each of our partnerships are unique and may include:
• Hospitality, tickets and events surrounding performances at the Competition
• Advertising and branding at the Competition, or in association with our international streaming
• Sponsorship of our annual Leeds Piano Festival, which takes place in London and Leeds
Trusts and Foundations
Under the artistic leadership of Adam Gatehouse and Paul Lewis, The Leeds will play an ever more crucial role in promoting music-making at all levels and abilities – from the very highest-levels of international piano playing, to those sitting down at a keyboard for the first time.
Working alongside the Competition itself, will be an extensive annual programme of activity which will seek to bring the joy music-making to people in Leeds and across the country.
Please contact Jenny Rogers (Learning & Engagement Director) if your trust or foundation would like to support the Competition, or if you would like to discuss some of our ambitious artistic and educational plans for the future.
0113 831 4106