Hastings International Piano Concerto Competiton
The sixteenth prestigious Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition will take place for the first time in both Rye Creative Centre (Stage 1) and in Hastings from 24 February to 5 March 2022.
Hastings International Piano is delighted to announce that a unique partnership has been agreed with The Royal College of Music, Patron His Serene Highness Dr Donatus, Prince von Hohenzollern, to create a graduate orchestra, administered in Hastings to offer Royal College of Music graduates orchestral training and paid performance opportunities during the concerto competition semi-finals and throughout the year.
We are also thrilled that the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will return to accompany our finalists during our two-night Final. Steinway and Sons, the most prestigious piano maker in the world was recently announced as the piano sponsor for the next concerto competition.
With the first prize of £15,000, the competition in 2022 will provide twelve semi-finalists with the chance to perform a full concerto with The Royal College of Music Prince Consort Orchestra and six finalists the opportunity to perform a complete piano concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.