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Fumiya Koido on his way to winning the HIPCC crown.

Piano crown goes to Koido as HIPCC broadens its horizons

Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition came to a glorious climax on Saturday at the White Rock Hotel, with Japanese contestant Fumiya Koido declared the winner. Plans for enhancing the competition, including a piano festival next year, were also announced. Nick Terdre reports, photos by John Cole.

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Piano competition set to start

If it’s wet and cold and February, it must be that time of year when brilliant young concert pianists from all around the world descend on Hastings to cheer us all up by taking part in the ever more prestigious Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition (HIPCC). Julian Norridge has all the details. Photos by Bob Mazzer.

Asagi Nakata from Japan captured by Bob Mazzer playing her heart out in this year's piano competition - one of the photos in the exhibition at St Mary in the Castle.

Piano competition goes biennial

The prestigious Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, which has been growing in stature every year for the last 14 years, is to become a biennial event after next year’s competition. Julian Norridge reports.

The 2017 runner-up, Hans Suh, who returned in January to give the HIPCC winter recital.

Piano competition hits new heights

One of the town’s premier music events, the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, gets under way shortly, showcasing possibly the highest standard of entrant ever. Nick Terdre sets the scene. All photos by HIPPC.

The winner played Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F.

Broberg takes piano competition prize

After the two-day final on Friday and Saturday, the winner of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition was finally chosen from the six finalists. HOT correspondent Heidi de Winter was there to see him crowned and offers her thoughts on a memorable, if gruelling, 10 days. Photos by Richard Grebby of RG Studios.

Meng-Sheng Shen from Taiwan, one of the six finalists.

Six ready for piano competition final

After the initial stages and the semi-finals, the contestants in the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition have been whittled down to six finalists. HOT’s correspondent Heidi de Winter watched the semi-finals, the first time in which the young pianists were required to perform unaccompanied. Photos by Richard Grebby of RG Studios.

Last year's winner, , gives a summer recital at Fairlight Hall.

The piano competition – what’s it all about?

The stock of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition has risen irresistibly in recent years, and the competition now stands alongside the Leeds International Piano Competition as one of the UK’s leading events in this field. But what exactly is the point of a competition like this? The organiser’s Julian Norridge put the question to competition director Professor Frank Wibaut. Photos by Richard Grebby of RG Studios.

Marcin Koziak (Poland)   Photograph: John Cole

Forty two vie for piano competition glory

This year’s Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, which promises to be the biggest and best ever, will start at the White Rock Theatre on Thursday February 23 and run until the grand two-evening final on 3 and 4 March. The organiser’s Julian Norridge sets the scene. Photos by Richard Grebby of RG Studios.

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