2016 Competition Open!

The 12th Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition is now open for entries. Due to a generous partnership formed with Ball State University, Indiana, USA, the Competition will be holding live auditions there from 13th-15th November 2015. There will also be other live auditions in London, Hamburg and Tokyo. For the 2016 Competition contestants have the choice… Read more »

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HIPCC announces the addition of live auditions for the 2016 Competition

Due to a generous partnership formed with Ball State University, Indiana, USA, the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition will be holding live auditions there from 13th-15th November 2015. There will also be other live auditions in London, Hamburg and Tokyo. Dates and venues to be confirmed. For the 2016 Competition contestants will have the choice… Read more »

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Exciting news from the Artistic Director for the 2016 competition

Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, already one of the most prestigious piano competitions in the UK, is today announcing further exciting and ambitious plans for expansion. Next year’s competition will for the first time culminate in a two day final, with six finalists competing for the coveted first prize rather than the three finalists that… Read more »

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Scipione Sangiovanni at Fairfield Halls

2015 Second Prizewinner Scipione Sangiovanni performs a lunchtime concert. Concert Hall Tuesday 16 June 1.05pm £5, ShowCard £4.50 Having graduated in 2006 from Conservatory ‘Tito Schipa’ of Lecce, Scipione Sangiovanni has gone on to play at many of the world’s most prestigious stages and he has won first prize in a number of international piano… Read more »

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Summer Recital Programme Announced

Picnic in the grounds of Fairlight Hall, and hear a performance by our brilliant 2015 winner Alexander Panfilov This year’s Recital Programme: Mozart Sonata in C major K 330 Chopin Ballade no.2 in F major op.38 Debussy Estampes (Pagodes – La soirée dans Grenade – Jardin sous la pluie) (Interval) Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition… Read more »

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Remembering Peter Katin

  It is with great sadness that I report the death of Peter Katin, the eminent British pianist and friend of the competition. Apart from his distinguished performing, recording and teaching career, Peter greatly assisted in the restart of the Hastings Concerto Competition around 2004 and watched it grow into the now very successful Hastings… Read more »

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Alexander Panfilov wins 2015 Competition

Alexander Panfilov wins both First Prize and the Audience Prize at the Final of the 2015 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition. He wins £10,000 (First Prize), £500 (Audience Prize), the HIPCC Trophy in memory of Sir Philip Ledger CBE, and a concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Joint Second Prize of £2500 went to Garam Cho… Read more »

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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The following Contestants have successfully reached the Final of the 2015 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition. Scipione Sangiovanni Alexander Panfilov Garam Cho The Final takes place on Saturday 7th March at 5.50pm. Tickets are £10 – £25 available at the White Rock Theatre HERE. Visit our Competition Film page to watch daily films produced by Director Mike Figgis, or… Read more »

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STAGE 2 RESULTS

The following Contestants have been asked to continue to the Semi-Final of the 2015 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition. Daniel Van Der Hoeven Alexander Panfilov Garam Cho Scipione Sangiovanni Quang Hong Luu Florian Mitrea The Semi-Final recitals take place on Thursday 5th March, at 5pm. Tickets are £10 (£8 for HMF or HIPCC Members) available at the… Read more »

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