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Cash Prizes

First Prize:


The Dame Fanny Waterman Gold Medal


an appearance with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under Vasiliy Petrenko September 2018

Second Prize:


Non-prize winning finalists:

£5,000 each

Third Prize:


Non-prize winning semi-finalists:

£2,000 each

Terence Judd Hallé Orchestra Prize: £5,500, three paid engagements with the Hallé orchestra and an invitation to perform in the Manchester Midday Concerts series at the Bridgewater Hall

Yaltah Menuhin Award: £3,000, presented to the pianist who demonstrates the greatest collaborative and empathetic qualities in the chamber performance of the semi-final

Friends of The Leeds: £1,000 to each of the second round participants who do not progress to the semi-finals

Career Opportunities

Solo recital at Wigmore Hall in December 2019

Solo recital at the Concert Room, St George’s Hall Liverpool on Saturday, 22 September 2018

Concerto appearance with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Solo recital at the Southbank Centre in London in 2020

Steinway Prize-winner Concerts network in Europe

Participation in the Leeds International Piano Competition’s Learning and Engagement programme