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Leeds International Piano Competition
September 8 - September 18
Welcome to the 20th Edition of The Leeds International Piano Competition!
The Leeds International Piano Competition is one of the world’s most thrilling classical music events. Every three years, a starry array of international young talent competes in Leeds for the gold medal, which has transformed countless pianists into world stars.
This year is like no other in our history – we have gone to the ends of the earth to make sure our pianists can take part, running our International First Round across 17 countries and bringing our Competitors safely to Leeds to perform live.
Our pianists are ready to stun us with their music and take the stage after so many months separated from their audience. They are also helping us to take this passion out into the streets of our city to share music with the widest possible audience through our famous Leeds Piano Trail.
We invite you to experience The Leeds for yourself – with the best seat in the house, you can listen up close in amazing HD sound, or go behind the scenes and out into the streets of our vibrant city in our Blogs. By watching, you are not only supporting our pianists’ journey in Leeds, but also supporting the future of the music we all love.
Photo: Eric Lu, winner of the 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition