2018 Leeds International Piano Competition Second Round, Semi-Finals & Finals

6 September 2018

15 September 2018


Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds, United Kingdom

+44 (0)113 244 6586

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The Second Round, Semi-Finals & Finals of the 19th Leeds International Piano Competition take place at Leeds Town Hall from 6-15 September 2018.

There will be coverage on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Four as well as worldwide streaming by medici.tv.


Leeds International Piano Competition


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The Leeds is the world's leading piano competition with the aim of finding and promoting the best young pianists.

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First Prize: £10,000, the Alexander Stone Memorial Trophy and the Frederic Lamond Gold Medal
Second Prize: £7,500 and the Lawrence Glover Silver Medal
Third Prize: £5,000 The Douglas McKerrell Memorial Prize
Semi-final Prizes: 7 Prizes of £1,000 each
Best performance of the Commissioned Work: £500


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Please read the competition rules for further details. 

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  • 1st Prize: $25,000, presented by Zoya Reyzis
  • 2nd Prize: $10,000
  • 3rd Prize: $5,000

Junior Division: 

  • 1st Prize: $10,000
  • 2nd Prize: $5,000
  • 3rd Prize: $2,500