Welcome to the Dudley International Piano Competition

in association with Yamaha

THE 2014 COMPETITION

PRELIMINARY AND SEMI-FINAL STAGES

November 1st and 2nd 2014
at
The Great Hall, Dudley College, The Broadway, Dudley

Preliminary stage commences at 10.10

Semi-final commences at 10.00

CONCERTO FINAL

with the

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

November 16th 2014
at 15.00
at Symphony Hall, Birmingham



The Competition is open to pianists of all nationalities studying or resident in the British Isles and aged 30 years or under at the Final stage of the Competition.

 

The Dudley International Piano Competition evolved in 1968 from piano classes at the Dudley Festival of Music and Drama. It had a concerto final, was held annually until 1989 when it became a biennial event and from 1991 to 1995 was opened to competitors from overseas. Many past winners including Benjamin Frith, Andrew Wilde, Graham Scott and Paul Lewis went on to establish a successful career whilst past competitors have included Ian Hobson, Peter Donohoe, Joanna MacGregor and Timothy Horton.
The Dudley International Piano Competition then took a break until it re-emerged in 2000 as a competition with a recital final open to pianists of all nationalities studying or resident in the British Isles. Attracting entrants of an extremely high standard from all the main colleges, its success in 2000 and 2001 dictated that it should become a regular biennial event.
For the 2009 and 2011 competitions a concerto final with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra replaced the recital final. For 2014 the final will be held at Symphony Hall with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra as part of their 2014/15 Concert Season.

 

 

THE 2011 COMPETITION

To listen to Qiaojing Dai playing her prize winning performance
of Chopin's Piano Concerto No.2
2nd movement
[Click here]
3rd movement
[Click here]

 

 

 

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