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The Leeds is renowned globally for its ability to identify and nurture the next generation of world-leading pianists. At a pivotal point in their careers, we offer our musicians a major international platform and an audience with influential industry figures. As a charity, we need your support to do this.

We invite you to play a transformative role in our Competitors’ journey by becoming a member of Opus24.

24 world-class pianists will compete for their place in Leeds history in September 2024. Sponsors gain a completely personal and unique opportunity to support a young pianist and many have formed friendships beyond the Competition. Our pianists hugely benefit from this extra support and friendship at this exciting time.

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Benefits for Sponsors


Opus 24 offers a unique opportunity to support a pianist and build a relationship with a future star.

Benefits include:
  • A personal message of thanks from your pianist
  • A full artist profile of your pianist
  • Complementary programme signed by your pianist
  • Priority access to your pianist’s First Round recording before public release
  • Invitation to the Artist’s Welcome Reception and Second Round Draw
  • Invitation to mid-Competition drinks reception with jury & artists
  • Priority ticket booking
  • Acknowledgement in print and online

How it works

Each Competitor will be matched with an Opus24 member by random draw – your sponsored artist may even be our next Gold Medal Winner!

We will introduce you to them, share their story and invite you to exclusive events during the Competition, when you will have the opportunity to meet your pianist and hear about their experiences first-hand.

Can’t join us in person?

If you can’t join us in person, we will connect you with your artist and share exclusive content to recreate the excitement of the Competition wherever you are in the world.

A donation of £5,000 will cover the cost of hosting one pianist at the Competition, including their accommodation, travel and hospitality. Up to three individuals can contribute towards the support of a pianist as a syndicate.

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