Oscar Nominated Director Mike Figgis to make HIPCC Film

Oscar nominated director Mike Figgis (Leaving Las Vegas, The Browning Version, Time Code) has been commissioned to make a film about the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition and will be working with a film crew for ten days at the White Rock Theatre and locations in and around Hastings from Saturday. He will also be… Read more »

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Wilmoths to Sponsor Competition Cars

Wilmoths, the premier Citreon dealership in Sussex, has announced a sponsorship deal with the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition. Wilmoths courtesy cars will ferry many of the International Contestants travelling between hotels, the White Rock Theatre and rehearsal venues throughout Hastings.

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2014 Competition Winner Taek Gi Lee to perform with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Fairfield Halls

The 2014 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition First Prizewinner Taek Gi Lee will perform this Autumn with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Croydon’s famous Fairfield Halls. This concert forms part of the prize for winning the 2014 Competition.   The Concert will take place on October 28th, 2015. Tickets will soon be available HERE   Conductor… Read more »

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Masterclass with Members of the International Jury

Tickets are on sale for this year’s Masterclass for Concerto Competition Semi-Finalist with members of the International Jury. The Masterclass will be held on Friday 6th March in Fairlight Halls’ Recital room. Tickets are £20 to include wine and nibbles. Tickets are available online here or at Hastings Tourist Information Centre at Aquila House  01424… Read more »

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Pianists from near and far to compete in competition

Entries have been received from 30 different countries around the world, including China, Kazakhstan and Uruguay. In morning, afternoon and evening sessions over the first three days, the competitors will display their talent by playing excerpts from the concerto they have chosen from the competition’s list. Twelve of the 43 entrants will be chosen to… Read more »

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Priory Meadow Piano Event

If you like to play the piano or just to listen to the piano being played then Priory Meadow is the place to be on Friday February 27 (9 – 5.30), Saturday February 28 ( 9 – 5.30) and Sunday March 1 (10 – 4.30). Sussex Pianos are kindly providing a concert grand piano and… Read more »

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Under 16’s go free…

Special opportunity for under 16’s to enjoy the First and Second Stages of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition: A free ticket is offered to any child under 16 accompanied by a paying adult on Saturday 28th February, Sunday 1st, Monday 2nd and Wednesday 4th March.

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Winter Morning Recital Programme Announced

The Programme for the Winter Morning Recital has been announced. Our Prizewinners’ Recital Series continues on January 24th with a morning Winter Recital, with 2014 Finalist Marcin Koziak (Poland) The Recital begins at 11.30 am, in the Recital Room of Fairlight Hall, East Sussex. Tickets are £15 including mulled wine. Tickets available online HERE  or at… Read more »

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New Committee Member for 2015

We would like to welcome Dr Richard Wray DL to the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition Management Committee. Richard worked for the NHS for many years as a Consultant Cardiologist in Hastings. He now supports live music in local hospitals, local schools, the Hastings Music Festival and the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in London.

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