Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, School of Music
University of Leeds, LS2 9DA
Jury members work with competitors on Competition repertoire.
Sa Chen was prizewinner at The Leeds in 1996, at the Chopin Competition in 2000, and winner of the Crystal Award in the 2005 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, making her the only pianist in history to be awarded prizes in all three major piano competitions.
Lars Vogt, Leeds Prizewinner in 1990, has an enviably eclectic repertoire ranging from the classics to the dazzling Lutoslawski concerto. Now conducting too, Lars is Music Director of Royal Northern Sinfonia at Sage, Gateshead.
Henning Kraggerud, violinist and jury member, presents a masterclass with a twist, inviting participants and audience to question all pre-judgments about what makes a musician tick. Expect something different!
Imogen Cooper CBE is regarded as one of the finest interpreters of classical and romantic repertoire. She is particularly admired as a musical colourist, and for her expressive use of characterisation.