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A Life in Music – Celebrating Dame Fanny Waterman

A Life in Music – Celebrating Dame Fanny Waterman

The personal archive of the woman who founded one of the world’s most famous piano contests has been presented to the University of Leeds. And the achievements of Dame Fanny Waterman DBE, co-founder of Leeds International Piano Competition, will be celebrated with an...
68 Competitors Announced for 2018 Competition

68 Competitors Announced for 2018 Competition

The Leeds International Piano Competition selects more pianists than planned for First Round of 2018 Competition because of ‘extraordinarily high quality of applicants’ Sixty-eight pianists, aged between 20 and 29 and representing 28 countries, chosen to compete in...
Yaltah Menuhin Award Included in 2018 Competition

Yaltah Menuhin Award Included in 2018 Competition

The Leeds International Piano Competition is delighted to announce that The Yaltah Menuhin Award will be presented to the 2018 Competition pianist who demonstrates the greatest collaborative and empathetic qualities in the chamber performance of the semi-final....
Our 2018 Applicants

Our 2018 Applicants

The Leeds International Piano Competition is proud to announce the end of a successful application period. This year’s pool of applicants are a diverse group aged 20-29 with 58% being 26 years of age or older. The youngest applicants have yet to turn 20, but will be...
Sir David Tang

Sir David Tang

We are very saddened to hear of the death of Sir David Tang, a long-term supporter of The Leeds and of Dame Fanny Waterman, and a generous and active philanthropist. He was also instrumental in introducing Lang Lang to Dame Fanny, resulting in Lang Lang becoming...
2017 Gala Dinner

2017 Gala Dinner

We are delighted to invite Friends, audiences and pianists to a very special dinner on Saturday 16 September at Leeds Civic Hall in celebration of 50 years of the Friends of the Competition. The evening will commemorate the immense contribution of the Friends to the...
Leeds International Orchestral Season 17/18

Leeds International Orchestral Season 17/18

Six Competition alumni will be returning to Leeds over the coming year as part of the Leeds Town Hall International Orchestral Season. Tickets can be booked online, with a subscription offer if you book five or more concerts. Saturday 28 October 2017 St Petersburg...