65 competitors announced for 2024 Leeds International Piano Competition

05 February 2024
By Ellie Palmer
The Finals of the world-renowned competition will take place from 11-21 September 2024 in Leeds and Bradford

The Leeds International Piano Competition has announced its 65 competitors for this year's edition.

The competitors will represent 18 countries between them, including Australia (1), Austria (1), Canada (3), China (19), Croatia (1), France (2), Germany (1), Hungary (1), Italy (2), Japan (5), Russia (6), Slovenia (1), Spain (2), South Korea (12), Taiwan (2), UK (2), USA (3) and Vietnam (1).

A full list of all the competitors can be found here.

The triennial competition has launched the careers of many pianists in the past. Former winners and runners up include Radu Lupu, Murray Perahia, Anna Tsybuleva, Mitsuko Uchida (2nd Prize), Sir András Schiff (3rd Prize), Lars Vogt (2nd Prize) and last year's winner Alim Beisembayev.

For this year's competition, the Second Round (11-13 Sept) and Semi Finals (15-17 Sept) will be held at the University of Leeds Great Hall, while the Concerto Finals (20-21 Sept) will take place at Bradford's St George's Hall. The usual Finals venue, Leeds Town Hall, will be under construction in September and therefore cannot host.

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Tickets for the competition are now on sale. Full information can be found at leedspiano.com