Artistic Director and Chairman of the Jury
Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition
Frank Wibaut is an International Soloist, Chamber Musician and recording/broadcasting Artist, in major concert halls in more than 30 countries throughout the world. With his repertoire of more than 75 concerti, he has performed with all the major British orchestras, BBC orchestras and many orchestras around the world. He has recorded for EMI, Hyperion, Chandos, Regis, Polydor, Hugo (Hong Kong), Bongiovanni (Italy), HNH (USA),etc. He also performs with many of the worlds leading instrumentalists.
Among his many first prizes are: The Chappell Gold Medal (RCM), The Royal Overseas League, the London Chopin Competition and the BBC Piano Competition etc.
As a much sought after pedagogue, he was Professor of Piano at both the Royal College of Music (where he was both a Junior and Senior Scholar) and the Royal Academy of Music, where he also became Head of Post Graduate Performance Studies. He is now a Senior Piano Tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music and a Visiting Professor in several countries. During the summer he is a Professor and performer at the Mozarteum Summer Academy (Salzburg) and the Nice Summer Academy and gives Masterclasses throughout the world.
His teachers have included John Barstow, Cyril Smith, Gordon Green, Bela Siki, Nadia Boulanger and Andre Tchaikowsky etc.
He was appointed Artistic Director and Chairman of the Jury of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition in 2012 . During September 2016 he will be a judge for the Japan Music Competition. This is the oldest major competition in Japan. In 2017, he has also been invited to be Artistic Director and Chairman of the Jury of the inaugural London Fairfield International Piano Competition at the Fairfield Halls in Croydon
The Royal Academy of Music have awarded him their highest honour for his outstanding service to Music.