Monday, 10 March 2014

Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition

I’ve just finished photographing the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition.
It’s been an amazing week of photographing 40 young pianists from all over the world performing the works of Chopin, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Brahms, Beethoven and Liszt. Along with photographing them competing, I was given access to their rehearsal and tutorial sessions, where I could get up close to watch the work in progress.

The winner was 17-year-old Taek Gi Lee from South Korea. But all the contestants sounded brilliant to me, and it was a great joy and honour to be able to get so close to them when they were playing.
If you want a more comprehensive review of the music played during the week, please have a look
at Antony Mair’s excellent Blog.

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