Posts Categorized: 2019 Competition


The winner of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, one of the UK’s most prestigious international music prizes has been announced in Hastings, UK.     First prize winner was Fumiya Koido from Japan who gave a stunning performance of Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and won a cash… Read more »

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… Read more »

Photographer’s Apprentice Wanted

Are you interested in an assignment as an apprentice to a leading photographer? Are you available between Monday 25 February and Saturday 2 March? Are you over 16, very keen to learn and willing to work hard? This opportunity is open to someone who has undertaken the Documentary Photography programme in either the Summer of… Read more »

Priority Booking Open

Priority ticket booking for our Friends and Patrons is OPEN NOW. Tickets will be on general sale on Monday October 15th. We invite you to purchase tickets for the 2019 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition at the White Rock Theatre. Tickets can be purchased in person at the White Rock Theatre, or by telephoning the… Read more »

2019 and Beyond

The prestigious Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, which has been growing in stature every year for the last 14 years, is to become a biennial event after next year’s competition. The announcement was made at the official launch of the 2019 competition on Tuesday 11th September at the preview of a new exhibition of photographs… Read more »


An exhibition of stunning photographs and film of this year’s Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, which took place in late February and early March, will open in the crypt of St Mary’s in the Castle next Wednesday, September 12th, and run until the end of the month. The photographs are the work of well-known Hastings… Read more »

Concerto- Exhibition

    CONCERTO Private View 11th SEPTEMBER 6-8pm Friends and Patrons only Exhibition: 12th -30th SEPTEMBER 2018 St Mary in the Castle Crypt 10am-4pm Multimedia exhibition featuring photography and film from the 2018 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition. HIPCC is a world class piano concerto competition for international young concert pianists, and culminates in a… Read more »

2019 Competition Open

The 2019 Competition is now open for contestants. Auditions will take place in China, Italy, Japan, UK and USA or by video recording. Visit HERE for full regulations and to enter.   Visit the FILM page to watch the 2018 competition film, and the six 2018 finalists performing with the RPO.