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Prizes & Engagements

For the winner and other finalists, the 2018 Competition offers a world-beating prize package.

First Prize:

£25,000

The Dame Fanny Waterman Gold Medal

Second Prize:

£15,000

Third Prize:

£10,000

Non-prize winning finalists:

£5,000 each

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

  • Management for one of the prize winners with Askonas Holt

  • Recording and Concert opportunities with BBC Radio 3

  • CD of Competition performance with Warner Classics

  • Concerto appearance with First Prize Winner with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under Vasily Petrenko, 20 September 2018

  • Solo recitals for the second and third prize winners at the Concert Room, St George’s Hall Liverpool on 17 and 18 September 2018

  • Solo recitals for the three prize winners at Wigmore Hall in December 2019

  • Solo recital at the Southbank Centre in London in 2020

  • Steinway Prize-winner Concerts Network in Europe and South Korea tours in 2019

  • Concerto appearance with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Mentoring from Paul Lewis and other Jury members

  • Extensive programme of recital engagements in Yorkshire and at other UK venues and festivals

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