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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.

George Fu played Ravel's Le gibet in  the semi-final.

Six battle through to reach piano finals

It was cold outside but plenty of heat was being generated in the auditorium of the White Rock Theatre by the semi-finalists in the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition. HOT correspondent Heidi de Winter watched and listened, drinking in the atmosphere and the music, as the remaining 11 contestants were whittled down to six. Photos by Bob Mazzer.

Joon Yoon

Opening chords are played in piano competition

“If you build it, they will come”. We are not talking about a baseball field in Iowa, but the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition at the White Rock Theatre. They’ve built it, and you should come, says HOT correspondent Heidi de Winter after her first taste of this year’s piano extravaganza. Photos by Bob Mazzer.

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.

Fairlight vegetables web

Much to see, make and do at Fairlight Hall

Fairlight Hall, just outside Hastings to the east, is a magnificent

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.

Koki Kuroiwa, one of 20 contestants successfully into stage 2.

Heavenly piano competition into second round

Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition has a reputation for bringing the best out of the talented contestants. It’s also a moving  experience for the audience, as HOT correspondent Heidi de Winter found out when she attended the opening round. 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.

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