Posts Categorized: 2017 Competition


We are delighted to announce the 2017 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition Winner: 23 year old Kenneth Broberg from Plymouth, Minnesota. Kenneth won the competition with a commanding rendition of the rarely perfomed Gershwin Piano Concerto in F. We hope to have him back perfoming in Hastings later in the year. He is one of… Read more »


Winning First Prize of £10,000 and a Concerto Performance with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is KENNETH BROBERG Second Prize: Hans Suh Third Prize: Youkyoung Kim Fourth Prize: Koki Kuroiwa and Meng-Sheng Shen Fifth Prize: Giuseppe Guarrera Orchestra Prize: Koki Kuroiwa


There are still slots available for pianists of all ages to play a Grand Piano, kindly provided by Sussex Pianos, at two special locations: – in the Source Park, between 10am and 10pm on 14th February To book email – in the Priory Meadow shopping centre on Friday 17 February, Saturday 18 February and… Read more »


The world’s largest subterranean skate park – Source in Hastings – normally resounds to an eclectic mix of rock, punk and hip hop, but on Tuesday 14th February, freestyle BMXers and skateboarders will be able to hear some of the world’s most talented young pianists killing it on the keyboard of a grand piano while they… Read more »

A Call For Volunteers

The organisers of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition are looking for more volunteers to help in this exciting and prestigious event . The competition, which next year will take place at the White Rock Theatre from February 23 to March 4, attracts brilliant young musicians aged between 16 and 30 from all over the… Read more »


Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition. You can purchase tickets for the Semi-Final Recitals, Masterclass and the Final from the White Rock Theatre box office online HERE or in person or by telephoning the box office on 01424 462288.You can also purchase tickets for Stages 1 and 2 at the box office directly. … Read more »

Priority Booking Open

We would like to invite our Members and Patrons to purchase tickets for the 2017 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition Semi-Final Recitals, Masterclass and the Final at the White Rock Theatre before the box office opens to the public on November 14th. Tickets can be purchased immediately in person at the White Rock Theatre, or by telephoning the box office on 01424 462288. Please… Read more »

Timothy Henty to Conduct

Timothy Henty has been confirmed to conduct the 2017 competition final with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on March 3rd and 4th 2017. Still in his early thirties, British conductor Timothy Henty is quickly developing a strong international reputation both in the concert and on the theatre platform. Orchestras he has conducted include the Royal Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic,… Read more »

Entry For USA Auditions Closing!

Contestants wanting to attend live auditions at Ball State University, Indiana, USA on 7th 8th 9th October 2016 have until midnight on September 21st to enter. Full information and entry form HERE. Entry for Live Auditions in Tokyo, London and Hanover as well as via Video entry is as follows- Video Audition- Closing Date- 16th November 2016 United Kingdom live… Read more »