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Sheepdrove Piano Competition Final

May 19 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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!

Now celebrating its 15th Anniversary, this notable competition, established by the Sheepdrove Trust, 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. Today’s competition, which this year has an emphasis on Chopin, features four shortlisted finalists and takes place in the tranquil setting of Sheepdrove on the Lambourn Downs. The overall winner will perform a solo recital in the Corn Exchange on Monday 20 May as part of the Festival’s popular Young Artists Lunchtime Recital Series.


1st Prize: The Kindersley Prize of £3,000.
2nd Prize: £1,500 donated by Greenham Trust.
3rd Prize: £750 donated by the Friends of NSF.
4th Prize: £500 donated by an anonymous donor.
Audience Prize: £250 donated by an anonymous donor.
The Robert Turnbull Piano Foundation Prize


Rupert Christiansen
Mark Eynon
Mikhail Kazakevich
Dinara Klinton
David Whelton


£23 including tea and cake
(includes £1.25 Corn Exchange booking fee per ticket)

Booking Dates

Platinum Friends booking from 10am Tuesday 20 February
Gold Friends booking from 10m Wednesday 21 February
Friends booking from 10am Thursday 22 February
Public booking from 10am Tuesday 5 March

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Date: May 19
Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Venue Name: Sheepdrove
Address: Sheepdrove, Sheepdrove Road
Lambourn, Berkshire RG17 7UU* United Kingdom

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