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Audiences are welcome at all stages of the competition.

Entrance to the preliminary and semi final rounds at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and to the final at the Elgar Concert Room, Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham will be free of charge.

Donations will be accepted at the door.


May 3rd 2025 - Commencing at 10.00.
Preliminary Round, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Open to the general public the preliminary round of competitors go head to head each performing a 20 minute selection of pieces from Bach through to Bartok and beyond. Always a varied and interesting day, here you will get to hear much of the piano core repertoire played by fine young pianists. Eight will go through to the semi final stage.

May 4th 2025 - Commencing at 10.00.
Semi Finals, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Following on from the previous day of performances, the jury will make a decision about which three pianists should go through to the final stage. Each semi finalist will play a 45 minute free choice recital in the hope that they make it through to the final.

May 25th 2025 - At 14.00 in association with Barber Concerts.
Recital Final, The Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham University

The recital final to the Dudley International Piano Competition, when the three finalists will each perform a 45 minute selection of pieces of their own choice.

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