Join us on an extraordinary journey to discover the next generation of world-class musicians

We warmly invite you to join The Leeds family as a Patron and play a vital role in building our future.

Our Patrons understand that their philanthropy helps us to be a world leader in our field, whether that’s on the concert platform, online or in our communities. They also believe in the transformative power of the piano and are passionate about our mission to inspire and engage people across the world.

We are recognised as one of the world’s most influential music competitions and have global reach through our digital platforms. Dynamic artistic programmes that connect people to great music are at the heart of our vision, which has pianos and people at its very core.


  • Free-to-view live online streaming of The Leeds reaches a global audience of millions.
  • International first rounds in New York, Berlin and Singapore take The Leeds out to the world.
  • Partnerships with the BBC, Wigmore Hall, Askonas Holt, Warner Classics, Steinway & Sons and many others offer our winners an unrivalled prize package.
  • An extensive learning and community programme enables us to reach a new generation of audiences locally, nationally and internationally.

As a Patron, you will gain access to the best seats in the house, special backstage invitations and many other privileges to help you enjoy a closer and rewarding friendship with The Leeds.


  • VIP priority booking for Piano Festival and Competition events
  • Complementary concert programmes
  • Acknowledgement of your generosity in programmes and online
  • Invitation to a special triennial Competition Launch event
  • Regular news updates
  • *Opportunities to attend International Rounds and overseas receptions

*Additional cost

All of the above benefits plus:

  • 2 of the best seats for one of the Competition Finals (Friday or Saturday)
  • Invitation to a pre-concert reception during the Competition Finals
  • A signed copy of new CD releases


All of the above benefits plus:

  • 2 of the best seats for both of the Competition Finals
  • Pre-concert and interval drinks during the Competition Finals
  • Invitation to attend a special Celebration Dinner with the Artistic Director, CEO, Jury and competitors
  • Invitation to attend the Final Competition Party with the winners
  • Exclusive backstage tour at the Great Hall, University of Leeds, including the medici.tv control room