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REVISED SCHEDULE –  please note amended times for Stage 1 in purple.  

Introducing our Jury

The 2018 Jury includes Artistic Director and Chairman Frank Wibaut (UK), Akiko Ebi (Japan), Ronan O’Hora (UK), Graham Scott (UK), Ewa Poblocka (Poland) Joaquin Soriano (Spain) and Ashley Wass (UK). Read full biographies HERE

2018 Competition Schedule

More aspiring young international pianists than ever before applied to take part in this year’s Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, a clear sign that the event is now a recognized player on the international competition circuit. In all, 160 entries were received from contestants from 35 countries. 42 of them have been invited to take… Read more »


We would like to thank all those who attended or took part in our Gala Auction- it was a hugely successful evening and an excellent first step in our our new fund raising campaign. Your generous donations, ticket purchases and pledges will help the competition to continue to support young talented pianists from around the… Read more »

Auction Items for July 1st Gala

Tickets are now sold out for our Gala Night of Music and Dancing on July 1st! However, whether you are attending or not you can still take part in our auction. We have 20 lots- the first 4 are live on the night, the rest will be open for bidding on the website from June… Read more »

Van Cliburn Competition

Our 2014 Second Prize Winner Yekwon Sunwoo joins our 2017 Winner Kenneth Broberg in the semi-finals of the prestigious Van Cliburn Competition. Watch Yekwon’s quarter final performance here- and Kenneth Broberg’s here-  

Schedule for FINAL

Friday Finalist 1 Youkyoung Kim Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Finalist 2 Kenneth Broberg Gershwin Piano Concerto in F minor INTERVAL Finalist 3 Hans Suh Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor opus 30 Saturday Finalist 4 Koki Kuriowa Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor opus 18 Finalist 5 Giuseppe… Read more »

Semi-Final Results

The following contestants and have been successful and will go through to the Final on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th March. The Schedule will be posted on Thursday morning. Youkyoung Kim Meng-Sheng Shen Giuseppe Guarrera Hans Suh Kenneth Broberg Koki Kuroiwa