Opus24 & Prize Sponsorships
Support a Pianist and play a key role in the career of a rising star

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 Competitor’s journey by Sponsoring a Prize or becoming a member of Opus24 – your personal and philanthropic support will enable our young pianists to take their first steps towards realising their dreams in Leeds and beyond.

To find out more, please contact Jack Rush:


The combined value of our prizes totals £94,000 – you can be part of this transformative offering by joining a syndicate (min. £500) or sponsoring a prize outright:


  • First Prize £30,000
          Dame Fanny Waterman Gold Medal


  • Second Prize £18,000

Marion Thorpe Silver Medal


  • Third Prize £12,000

Lady Roslyn Lyons Bronze Medal


  • Fourth & Fifth Prizes £6,000


  • Semi-Final Prizes £2,400 (x5)


All contributors will enjoy an up-close experience, with opportunities to meet the artists.

Opus24 | £3,000

  • A profile of your pianist and a personal message of thanks

  • Complementary programme signed by your pianist

  • Priority access to your pianist’s full First Round recording before public release

  • Invitation to a drinks reception with the Jury and artists

  • Invitation to private Artist’s Welcome Reception and Second Round Draw

  • Priority ticket booking and access to VIP lounge

  • Acknowledgement in print and online


24 world-class pianists will be invited to Leeds in September 2024 to compete for our First Prize. 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’ll have the opportunity to meet your pianist and hear about their experiences first-hand.

If you can’t join us in person, we’ll 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 £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 from £2,000; Platform Patrons from £1,000.

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