Hastings International Piano lines up Celebration Series

Hastings International Piano is promising to keep you entertained during the winter months with a selection of online concerts plus talks from the artists.

Tuesday, 2nd February 2021, 8:00 am
Roman Kosaykov

The new online concerts series The Celebration Series, which started in January with a concert from the 2018 Competition winner Roman Kosyakov, continues in February with a concert from the 2019 prizewinner Sylvia Jiang on Tuesday, February 9 at 7pm.

Her programme will be: Beethoven - Sonata Op. 31 No. 2; Prokofiev - Piano Sonata No. 2 in D Minor; Grieg - Nocturne from Lyric Pieces; and Liszt- “Faust” Paraphrase.

Tickets cost £5 and you can buy all five concerts, including January's concert from Roman Kosyakov, for the price of four.

Other pianists invited to give concerts during the series include Tzu-Yin Huang in the USA and Fumiya Koido in Japan. The finale concert will stream on May 11 with artist to be announced soon. All concerts are available to view until 31 May 2021.

In March 2020 the charity launched An Evening In With…weekly online series of short concerts to support the careers of their prizewinners during these difficult times and had paid them a performance fee.

The concerts were free to view, but viewers were and are still able to make a voluntary donation to Hastings International Piano Engagement Fund or join as a Friend.

All concerts are now available to watch on the Hastings International Piano website and YouTube channel.

Visit https://www.hastingsinternationalpiano.org/an-evening-in-with/ to find out more.

New for 2020/2021 is the Ask the Artist series where you can watch the Hastings International Piano’s past prizewinners and artists talk about their career and their experience during Hastings International Piano Competition, Festival and other events.

The series started with the 2018 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition winner Roman Kosyakov and all short videos are now available to watch on YouTube at https://bit.ly/HastPianoYouTube

The Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition has evolved from its earliest days as part of Hastings Music Festival to become an internationally renowned competition for young concert pianists from around the world, attracting 170 applicants in 2019 from numerous rounds of global auditions, 40 of which were invited to compete in Hastings. The next edition of the competition takes place in June 2021 in Hastings.

To support the growth of audiences and educational outreach opportunities, Hastings International Piano produced the inaugural Hastings International Piano Festival, which took place over two weeks in February and March 2020.