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A clear winner

The Epic is finally over and it was very far from a foregone conclusion as to who might win. Few, I think , would have seen Tzu-Yin Huang from

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The HIPCC jury at the semi-finals

Prokofiev or Tchaikovsky ?

Maybe it’s the two day final, or maybe its all that Prokofiev but there are apparently  seats available for Saturday and you’d be crazy to miss out

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Eric Zuber USA

Hastings Toccata a joyous addition

In a way this is the end of the competition for me as a blogger, except to urge you all to get onto White Rock

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Eric Zuber gives us ‪Beethoven‬ on a damp morning by the sea

Stage 2 The Classic Turn before the Recital “Water jump”

So the first three days showed us how good their memory and technique was, but now the remaining 18 contestants had

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Posted 00:46 Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016 In: Piano Concerto Competition diary
The international jury take a break to tour the new John Bratby retrospective at the #Jerwood Gallery. Seen here with Bratby's portrait of the Australian concert pianist Eileen Joyce.

A chance to see the judges in action

For once, the judges of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition come under the spotlight as they participate in the masterclass for

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Sergei Prokofiev in New York, 1918

Prokofiev and Richter – what they said and did

The day off has given me time to get my coughing sorted out, apologise and change my mind, writes David Pullen.

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Jason Simon USA

The dragons come home to roost

The Axe has fallen and 21 of the 39 competitors are out. I felt that the Jury Chairman, Frank Wibaut, handled it extremely well,

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From Day one

Wrestling with Dragons

Day two, and this time I did avoid the morning session and as there were two cancellations I only had a measly 7 concertos to look forward

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