Become an Artist’s Patron

Support a Pianist and play a key role in the career of a rising star

For almost 60 years, The Leeds has been providing support and opportunities to musicians at a pivotal point in their careers. Now more than ever, we can play a crucial role in the lives of these musicians. We’re inviting you to be a part of their journey by becoming a member of Opus24 – through which you can make a meaningful difference to our Competitors as they take the first steps in their international career. Your philanthropic support will enable their participation in our 20th Competition and offer you the chance to build a long-lasting friendship with one of our world-class pianists.

Get to know the 24 pianists joining in Leeds this September, with highlights from their First Round performances here

Opus24 | £3000

  • A profile of your pianist
  • Priority access to your pianist’s full First Round recording before public release
  • Personal message of thanks for your support and complementary Souvenir Brochure signed by your pianist
  • Invitation to the private Competitor Welcome Reception & Second Round Draw on Mon. 6th September
  • Access to Second Round and Semi-Finals Results Announcements
  • VIP 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 Competitor might even be our next Gold Medal Winner!

A contribution of £3,000 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. 

Already a Patron but want to take advantage of this unique opportunity? To avoid missing out, we’re offering our Ivory and Ebony Patrons the opportunity to join for £2000; Platform Patrons for £1000. After a year when the arts and young musicians have suffered so much, your continued generosity will make a real difference. 

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

And if you can’t join us in person, we will send you personal messages, recordings and exclusive content to recreate the excitement of the Competition wherever you are in the world.

    To discuss further, please contact Jack Rush: jack.rush@leedspiano.com

     International First Round Highlights: Meet the Second Round Competitors