Hastings International Piano Competition

The Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition has evolved from its earliest days as part of Hastings Music Festival to become an internationally-renowned competition for young concert pianists from around the world, attracting 360 applicants in 2021 across global online auditions, 50 of which were selected to come to compete in Hastings.

Their prize: the opportunity to perform with the brand new graduate orchestra the Royal College of Music Prince Consort Orchestra, Patron His Serene Highness Dr Donatus, Prince von Hohenzollern during semi-finals and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on our two-night final, and to win a first prize of £15,000. In 2024 the 17th edition of the competition will take place in Hastings, with the opportunity to perform with Southbank Sinfonia and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the renowned White Rock Theatre.


Nicky Webb
White Rock Theatre
East Sussex
TN34 1JX
United Kingdom

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