Posts Categorized: Uncategorized

Hastings International Piano Festival 2020

As you will have heard, our inaugural Hastings International Piano Festival is being curated to raise funds for our International Piano Concerto Competition. This exciting world-class two-week celebration of the piano will raise the profile and vital funds for the long term growth of our educational programme, as well as our competition. The Piano Festival will… Read more »

News- Artistic Director

We would like to announce that Frank Wibaut, our Artistic Director of Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, has decided to step down from his role. Frank was appointed as Artistic Director in 2011 joining the late Molly Townson, Michael Foster and Sarah and David Kowitz in reviving the piano competition, beginning a journey that led… Read more »

Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition Appoints Music Industry Executive to Launch 2020 International Piano Festival

Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, one of the UK’s most prestigious international music prizes has announced the appointment of Ian Roberts as its new Managing Director, who will also lead the launch of the competition’s 2020 International Piano Festival.   Roberts, well known for over 20 years’ experience in the music industry, has worked extensively… Read more »

2019 results

Results of the 2019 Competition First prize- Fumiya Koido Second prize–Maxim Kinasov Third prize–Eric Guo Fourth prize–Yuanfan Yang Fifth prize- Sylvia Jiang Sixth prize – Alexander Yau Orchestra Prize- Maxim Kinasov Special prize for British Contestant reaching the final- Yuanfan Yang

Finals Running Order

  2019 Finalists Friday from 7pm Overture: Mozart The Marriage of Figaro 5 Eric Guo   F Chopin Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor Op.11 20 Fumiya Koido    M Ravel Piano Concerto in G major 42 Alexander Yau    S Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor Op.30   Saturday from 6pm 13 Sylvia Jiang … Read more »


The following Contestants will perform in the Final on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd March Eric Guo Sylvia Jiang Maxim Kinasov Fumiya Koido Yuanfan Yang Alexander Yau

Stage 2 Results

The following successful contestants will take part in the Semi-Final Recitals on Wednesday 27th February. Eric Guo Toshiki Ishii Sylvia Jiang Maxim Kinasov Peter Klimo Fumiya Koido Kyle Orth Yuki Osaki Youngho Park Alexey Sychev Yuanfan Yang Alexander Yau Aya Hirakawa

2019 Stage 1 Results

The following contestants have been successful and will perform in Stage 2 on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th February. Alison Chiang Eric Guo Aya Hirakawa Yaoyue Huang Kaoruko Igarashi Toshiki Ishii Sylvia Jiang Thomas Kelly Maxim Kinasov Peter Klimo Fumiya Koido Victor Maslov Dominic Muzzi Chiara Opalio Kyle Orth Yuki Osaki Heemin Park Youngho Park… Read more »