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Hastings International Piano Competition 2022

Rye Creative Centre & White Rock Theatre, Hastings

Thu 24 Feb - Sat 5 March 2022

Hastings International Piano Competition 2022

The sixteenth prestigious Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition will take place for the first time in both Rye Creative Centre (Stage One of the competition) 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 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.  

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Competition entries were made by video audition only, via the competition website and in a move to enhance the environmental sustainability of future competitions. Earlier in November our Pre-selection Jury, led by our President of The Jury Professor Vanessa Latarche made their final selections of which young pianists would be invited to compete at the competition live rounds.

Managing Director of Hastings International Piano says – “Because of the rescheduling of our concerto competition to February and March 2022, we were due to hold round one of the concerto competition at multiple venues because of scheduling difficulties. It recently came apparent that our first round of the competition could not take place in a venue without sufficient heating, which would have damaged our pianos. The team led by Professor Vanessa Latarche explored many other possible venues in Hastings and unfortunately could not find a suitable space for rehearsals, performances and our film crew. We are grateful to The Rye Creative Centre who are able to host our first round from the 24th-26th of February and delighted to be returning to The White Rock Theatre for our second round, semi-finals and finals. For the first time, our semi-finals will be accompanied by an orchestra, providing twelve young pianists with the opportunity to perform a concerto with the orchestra. The newly established Royal College of Music Prince Consort Orchestra will provide post-pandemic employment opportunities for exceptional graduates and I am proud that this orchestra will give its debut performance in Hastings at The White Rock Theatre during our competition.”

The Hastings International Piano Concerto 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 360 applicants from more than 40 countries for our 2022 competition via our video auditions, 50 of which will be invited
to compete in Hastings.

To support the growth of audiences and educational outreach opportunities, Hastings International Piano produced the inaugural Hastings International Piano Festival, which took place over two weeks in February and March 2020. The charity also presents fundraising concerts with many of the world’s finest artists and ensembles.

Solo rounds - Stage 1 Rye Creative Centre

Thu 24 - Sat 26 February 2022

3 performances in each session. Some sessions may be shorter or be cancelled at short notice.

  Tickets Concessions  

Individual Session tickets

£5 £3 Book
Thu 24 Feb 2022 - Day Ticket
5 sessions
£15 £10 Book
Fri 25 Feb 2022 - Day Ticket
5 sessions
£15 £10 Book
Sat 26 Feb 2022 - Day Ticket
5 sessions
£15 £10 Book

Solo rounds - Stage 2 White Rock Theatre

Sun 27 & Mon 28 February 2022

3 performances in each session. Some sessions may be shorter or be cancelled at short notice.

  Tickets Concessions  
Individual Session tickets £5 £3 Book

Sun 27 Feb 2022 - Day Ticket
4 sessions

£15 £10 Book
Mon 28 Feb 2022 - Day Ticket
4 sessions
£15 £10 Book

Semi-Final White Rock Theatre

Wed 2 & Thu 3 March 2022

  Tickets  
Individual Session tickets
3 performances per session
£6.50 Book
Semi-final 2 March 2022
2 Sessions
£10 Book
Semi-final 3 March 2022
2 Sessions
£10 Book

Whole semi-final
2 & 3 March 2022

£20 Book

Concessions available for the above, per session £5; day ticket £15
 


Final White Rock Theatre

Fri 4 & Sat 5 March 2022

With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

  Tickets  
Individual Finals £15, £20, £27.50 Book

Both Finals
Fri 4 March 2022 - 7pm
Sat 5 March 2022 - 6pm

Price band A only

£45 Book

Season tickets/Competition pass

  Tickets  
Finals and Semi-Finals Pass
Both finals and both semi-finals
£55.50 Book

Season tickets/Competition pass 
All sessions, including finals 

After ordering you need to manually book into the individual sessions you want to attend to secure your seat(s).

£100 Book

 

Under 16s free with accompanying adult for Stages 1, 2 and Semi-Finals. Half price for the Finals.

The first 50 concessions are available at £10


Individual Session tickets