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Project information

8th London International Piano Competition

The London International Piano Competition attracts the best young pianists of their generation, from around the world, and launches the stars of the future.

ongoing project

Charity information: London International Piano Competition

London International Piano Competition logo
  • Need


    The London International Piano Competition was founded to create a high-profile launchpad for outstandingly talented young pianists in the UK's capital city, and one of the most prestigious international cultural centres.


    The Competition offers unique career opportunities, consistently attracted some of the best young pianists of their generation, and award winners have included Paul Lewis, Simon Trpceski, Leon McCawley, Ashley Wass, Antti Siirala, Herbert Schuch & Behzod Abduraimov. General donations are welcomed but there are opportunities to support specific aspects of the Competition: 1st Prize (£17,000), 2nd Prize (£12,000), 3rd Prize (£8,000) and four Educational Awards of £2,000 each.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Support and promotion of talented young artists.


    » Staging of the London International Piano Competition.

    What success will look like

    Success will be... Prize money and on-going career support with offers of prestigious engagements and a recording contract and educational awards for younger participants.

  • Impact


    Success of our previous Prizewinners, all of whom have gone on to establish successful international careers.


    The only risks which may affect this project are insufficient funding.

    The Competition is always actively seeking new donors and sources of funding.


    Donors will receive seasonal updates on the progress of the Competition and its Prizewinners.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £250,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £165,000 Competition Staging of the London International Piano Competition
      £25,000 Promotion Publicity, Printing, Advertising, Website, Distribution
      £35,000 Administration Running costs, Office, Rent, Admin expenses.
      £25,000 Fundraising & Cultivation Fundrasing, Events, Receptions

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Anon £5,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The Competition traditionally holds the 1st round at the Royal Academy of Music in London before moving to Southbank Centre for the 2nd round, Semi-final and Grand Final at the Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Royal Festival Hall respectively.


    Talented young artists who show great dedication and promise, the local community and wider audiences.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been established for over 20 years as one of the worlds leading Competitions attracting participants nationally and internationally.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Sulamita Aronovsky

    Sulamita Aronovsky is the Chairman & Founder of the Competition.

2009 LIPC Winner - Behzod Abduraimov

I have been given great opportunities as a winner of the LIPC to perform with great orchestras and legendary conductors including Ashkenazy & Dutoit.

Behzod Abduraimov