PLAY THE PIANO AT PRIORY MEADOW THIS WEEKEND

This weekend the Priory Meadow Shopping Centre will be alive with the sound of music as local pianists of all ages seize the chance to show off their skills on a concert standard grand piano. This popular event is a taster for twelfth annual Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, which starts at the White Rock… Read more »

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Compulsory work named ‘The Hastings Toccata’

Another innovation for 2016 involves the semi-finalists. In the past, they have played music of their own choice. This year they are all being asked to perform a new four-minute piece which has been specially composed for the competition by distinguished British composer Paul Patterson. The piece has just been named ‘The Hastings Toccata’. His… Read more »

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Old Town Museum-Pop Up Office

From this weekend Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition will be taking up residence in the Old Town Museum building in the High Street and running a competition Pop Up Office. Come in any weekend or throughout the competition to talk to one of our volunteers about the competition, buy tickets online or signup as a… Read more »

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Video: Alexander Panfilov performs at Summer Recital

Alexander Panfilov performing Mussorgsky- Pictures at an Exhibition Fairlight Hall July 2015 The Summer Recital and Picnic, held at Fairlight Hall, is part of the year round recital series from Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition. Alexander Panfilov is the 2015 winner of the Competition.

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January School Concert

The girls at Helenswood Academy in Hastings will enjoy a rare treat on Friday 22nd January when they are given a short concert by South Korean born Garam Cho,the joint second prize winner of this year’s Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition. Garam Cho will be in Hastings to give the competition’s Winter Recital in the… Read more »

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Programme for Winter Recital Announced

The Programme for the 2016 Winter Prizewinners’ Recital at Fairlight Hall on January 23rd has been announced. 2015 Joint Second Prizewinner Garam Cho will be performing: J.Brahms Anh.1a/1 no.5 Exercise for the left hand after the Chaconne from J.S.Bach’s violin Partita in D minor BWV 1004 L.v.Beethoven Piano Sonata Op.57 No.23 in f minor ‘Appasionata’ Intermission… Read more »

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Hosted Accommodation Offered to Contestants

This year contestants of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition will be offered hosted accommodation with local residents. There is still time to enter the 2016 Competition if you wish to enter by Video Audition or attend the London or Hamburg auditions. The USA and Tokyo entries have now closed, with three days of USA… Read more »

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A Tribute to Peter Katin

All at Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition are delighted to support this event, remembering the kindly help and advice of Peter Katin in the early years of the competition  

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Priority Booking for Members and Patrons Opens

Friends, Members and Patrons of Hastings International Piano Competition have been invited to purchase tickets for the 2015 Competition Semi-Final Recitals and the Final at the White Rock Theatre before the box office opens to the public on October 12th. Tickets can be purchased by Members in person at the White Rock, or by telephoning the box office on 01424… Read more »

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