Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition


February 24, 2022 - March 5, 2022


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Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition 2022

The Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition takes place in Hastings from 24 February to 5 March 2022.

The Competition has evolved from its earliest days as part of Hastings Music Festival to become an internationally-renowned competition for young concert pianists from around the world, attracting 170 applicants in 2019 across global auditions, 40 of which came to compete in Hastings. Their prize: the opportunity to perform with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on our two-night final and to win a first prize of £15,000.

Contestants must be aged between 16 to 30 for the duration of the competition.

The inaugural Hastings International Piano Festival took place in February/March 2020 as the Concerto Competition moved to every other year.

With a first prize of £15,000, the competition gives six finalists the opportunity to perform a complete concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. This year’s Competition entry is by video audition only in a move to become more environmentally friendly, and entry via the website will now close on 1st October 2021.

  • Application Deadline Date: October 1, 2021


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