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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...
Second Round Competitors

Second Round Competitors

Announcement We are delighted to announce the 24 pianists who have been selected to enter the Second Round in Leeds this September. Competitors from 18 countries are represented – Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Germany, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan,...
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...
Streaming | medici.tv

Streaming | medici.tv

Building on the success of our 2018 partnership, we’re delighted to be working with the world’s leading classical music streaming service medici.tv once again, excited to broadcast our 20th Competition to audiences all over the world! Reaching a global...
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...
Eric Lu | Avery Fisher Career Grant

Eric Lu | Avery Fisher Career Grant

We are delighted and proud to announce that our 2018 First Prize-winner, Eric Lu, was revealed as one of five recipients of the 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grants in a special hour long programme on WQXR, hosted by Elliott Forrest last night. Eric joins a prestigious...
Press Release: Meet the 2021 Competitors

Press Release: Meet the 2021 Competitors

Pianists, aged between 20 and 29 and representing 28 countries, have been carefully selected to compete in the first ever Virtual International First Round, taking place in London, Berlin, Paris, Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul, New York, 6-10 April 2021 Second Round,...
Dame Fanny Waterman (1920-2020)

Dame Fanny Waterman (1920-2020)

Dame Fanny Waterman 22 March 1920 – 20 December 2020 It is with great sadness that The Leeds International Piano Competition announces the death of its founder and President Emeritus Dame Fanny Waterman at the age of 100. Dame Fanny died peacefully this morning in her...