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Leeds International Piano Competition 2018

Leeds International Piano Competition 2018

6 - 11, 14, 15 September
Great HallLeeds Town Hall (Victoria Hall)

Experience the world's greatest young musicians as part of the 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition.

Throughout the 55-year history of this globally illustrious event, the Leeds International Piano Competition has played host to some of the finest musicians of our time - including Murray Perahia, Mitsuko Uchida and Andras Schiff.

Join us this September to experience 24 of the finest young pianists in the world, as they take part in eight days of competition at the University of Leeds and Leeds Town Hall.

You can attend every session of the Competition for only £150 - when you book the lowest price ticket to every session, with tickets for all rounds (including the Finals at Leeds Town Hall with the Hallé Orchestra) starting at just £14.

6, 7, 8 September - Second Round (University of Leeds)

Our 24 pianists will play solo piano repertoire of their choice in the glorious setting of the Great Hall of the University of Leeds.

9, 10, 11 September - Semi-Finals (University of Leeds)

The 10 semi-finalists will perform a solo piano programme, as well as put their chamber music credentials to the test with a performance with the Elias Quartet, Alexander Sitkovetsky and Bjørg Lewis. 

14 & 15 September - Finals (Leeds Town Hall)

Our five finalists will perform across two days with a concerto performance accompanied by the Hallé Orchestra.

Concertos in the City! The Firday Final will be live-streamed for Free on Millennium Square in the heart of Leeds City Centre: click here for more information.


Audiences will also be able to go beyond the Competition with a series of masterclasses, discussions and performances that will coincide with the 2018 Competition rounds.

Visit for more information, and join as a Friend or Patron of the Competition.


Second Round: A £15, B £10

Semi-Finals: A £22, B £14

Finals: A £45, B £38, C £32, D £26, E £15 

Under 35s/students: £10 Risers tickets

Family discount: Half price under 18s ticket with every full price ticket bought in the Second Round and Semi Finals in Price Band B and in the Finals in Price Bands D and E. 

All ticket prices include booking fees.

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