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April 11 @ 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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One event on April 11, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on April 12, 2018 at 2:00pm

For the first time in its long history, the Leeds International Piano Competition comes to New York for the First Round. Since its beginnings in 1963, ‘The Leeds’ has discovered the world’s most exciting pianistic talent and has brought the artistry and technical brilliance of young pianists to audiences for more than 50 years. Past winners and finalists include some of the biggest stars of the piano world, including Radu Lupu, Murray Perahia, András Schiff and Mitsuko Uchida.

Each pianist will give a 25-minute recital for a chance to go through to the Second Round and Finals in Leeds, UK, in September 2018. With other First Round heats taking place in Singapore and Berlin, more than 60 of the world’s most exciting young pianists between the age of 20 and 29 are competing for the chance to win generous cash prizes, a management deal, a debut recording and the opportunity to perform with some of the finest orchestras in the world.

Tickets for these events are free, making this is an incredible opportunity to hear some of the future stars of the international piano stage.


April 11
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM