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Sheepdrove Piano Competition Final

19 September 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:45 pm
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The Sheepdrove Piano Competition Final

A wonderful opportunity to hear the best international piano students drawn from all the major UK conservatoires – and to cast your vote for the audience prize!

This notable competition, established by the Sheepdrove Trust in 2009, is open to candidates aged 26 and under from the eight major UK music colleges, and attracts young pianists of the highest standard from around the world. The candidates that were selected for May 2020 have been re-invited to take part in this delayed competition weekend which retains an emphasis on Beethoven.

This afternoon’s final features four shortlisted finalists competing for five prizes, before a distinguished panel of judges, all in the tranquil setting of Sheepdrove Eco Conference Centre on the Lambourn Downs. The overall winner will perform a solo recital in the Corn Exchange on Monday 20 September as part of the Festival’s popular Young Artists Lunchtime Recital Series.


David Whelton  former Managing Director, Philharmonia Orchestra
Paul Lewis International Pianist and leading piano competition juror
Mikhail Kazakevich  Russian pianist and Professor of Piano, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance
Gordon Fergus-Thompson  British pianist and Professor of Piano, Royal College of Music, London
Mark Eynon  Director, Newbury Spring Festival


1st Prize: The Kindersley Prize of £2,000
2nd Prize: £1,000 donated by Greenham Trust
3rd Prize: £500 donated by the Friends of NSF
4th Prize: £250 donated by an anonymous donor
Audience Prize: £250 donated by an anonymous donor

Sponsored by The Sheepdrove Trust


£20 to include afternoon tea.

Please note all programmes and events are subject to change and last minute alteration subject to the latest Government Covid guidelines. 


Piano Competition £20
Date: 19 September 2021
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Venue Name: Sheepdrove
Address: Sheepdrove, Sheepdrove Road
Lambourn, Berkshire RG17 7UU* United Kingdom

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