Announcing John Brunning

HIPCC is delighted to announce that John Brunning will be presenting the 2019 Competition Final.

John Brunning is Classic FM’s longest-serving presenter, having joined the line-up just a couple of weeks before the station went on air in September 1992. He currently presents three of its most popular programmes: ‘Classic FM Drive’, ‘Smooth Classics at Seven’ and ‘The Classic FM Chart’.

As well as his career behind the microphone, John also composes, and his music has been performed and recorded by artists including the violinist, Tasmin Little, guitarists Xuefei Yang and Craig Ogden and The King’s Singers. Most recently, his song cycle ‘Swansongs – Songs of Remembrance’ was premiered by the soprano, Elin Manahan Thomas, who performed at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May last year.

John says: “I am so looking forward to presenting the finals of the Hastings Piano Competition. I am particularly fond of keyboard music, so the opportunity to see and hear performances by some of the stars of the future in such a wonderful setting is a real treat”.

With just one week to go until the Competition starts make sure to book your tickets before they are gone from HERE