Under the new artistic vision of Paul Lewis and Adam Gatehouse, The Leeds has a renewed focus on promoting The Piano to local, national and international audiences.
Learning and engagement is becoming a core fabric of the organisation, utilising the world-class music making of the main competition as a starting point to attract new generations of both audiences and participants.
We have recently announced a major new partnership with the Lang Lang International Music Foundation. The Leeds and the Lang Lang Foundation have a shared passion for educating, inspiring and motivating the next generation of pianists and classical music lovers and both organisations aim to support talented young pianists in their professional development.
As a first stage in our new partnership, three of the Lang Lang Young Scholars – exceptional young pianists from around the world, all personally selected and mentored by Lang Lang – will give a recital in Leeds as part of the Leeds Piano Festival. They will also be involved in learning and engagement work in the Leeds and Yorkshire area, as well as London in collaboration with Wigmore Hall’s Learning programme.
This and future partnerships will play a huge role in bringing the joy of the piano to an ever wider and more diverse audience.
If you would like to work with The Leeds, or find out more about our plans, please contact Jenny Rogers (Learning and Engagement Director).