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 »

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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 »

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Summer Picnic Recital

Tickets are now on sale for the Summer Prize Winners’ Picnic Recital at Fairlight Hall, with 2019 Prize Winner Maxim Kinasov. Fairlight Hall. Grounds open for picnics from 12pm. Recital 2pm-4pm including interval. Programme: 1) Ludwig van Beethoven – Sonata No.30 in E major, op.109 2) Sergei Slonimsky “Intermezzo in Memory of Brahms” 3) Johannes… Read more »

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Molly Townson

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Molly Townson, our well-loved Chairman of Hastings International Music Festival. Molly was a central figure in the musical life of the Hastings area throughout her life as performer, teacher, musical director and in particular for her leadership of Hastings Musical Festival and Hastings International… Read more »

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2019 Winner’s Recital

  2019 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition First Prize Winner Fumiya Koido will return to Hastings for a solo performance at Fairlight Hall on Saturday May 4th 2019. This is a very special recital in our prizewinners’ series to coincide with Fumiya’s live performance on national radio during the In Tune programme on BBC Radio… Read more »

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Managing Director’s Welcoming Event

We shall be hosting a very special event for Patrons and Volunteers at Bridge Point, Rye, the new International centre for conceptual and creative arts on Saturday 1st June. Patrons and Volunteers will be able to meet with me – Ian Roberts, your newly appointed Managing Director of The Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition and… Read more »

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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 »

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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

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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 »

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