2018 Contestants

We are pleased to announce the 42 contestants who are coming to Hastings next week!  

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Double Your Money

The HIPCC is delighted that a generous supporter has agreed to match any donations made before the 2018 Competition ends on March 3rd.  Make a donation today and your donation will be doubled! The Competition relies entirely on entry fees and donations and receives no public subsidy. Donate HERE

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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

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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 »

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COMPETITION BOOKING OPEN

We invite you to purchase tickets for the 2018 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition Semi-Final Recitals, Masterclass and the Final at the White Rock Theatre. Tickets can be purchased in person at the White Rock Theatre, online here, or by telephoning the box office on 01424 462288.   The Semi-Final Recitals will take place over… Read more »

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BOOKING OPEN

Priority ticket booking for our Friends and Patrons is OPEN NOW. Tickets will be on general sale on Monday November 27th. We invite you to purchase tickets for the 2018 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition Semi-Final Recitals, Masterclass and the Final at the White Rock Theatre. Tickets can be purchased in person at the White… Read more »

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Live Auditions

USA Auditions are underway at Ball State University. The Tokyo Audition has taken place, and London and Milan Auditions are in the following weeks. Sursa Hall in BSU where our North America Preliminary Auditions and the 2017 HIPCC Winner Kenny Broberg’s concert takes place. Artistic Director Frank Wibaut and Dr. Robert Palmer in Sursa Hall… Read more »

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John Carter

We are saddened to report the death of our friend and colleague John Carter on 30thSeptember in the Conquest Hospital. Chairman Molly Townson writes: I first met John in 2009 when he appeared at my door having come to help me with the admin. of the HIPCC in its early days. From the moment he arrived… Read more »

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Jac van Steen- 2018 Competition Conductor

Jac van Steen was born in The Netherlands and studied orchestra and choir conducting at the Brabants Conservatory of Music. Since participating in the BBC Conductors Seminar in 1985, he enjoys a very busy career and conducts the best orchestras in The Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Germany, which included holding the post of… Read more »

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