Leeds International Piano Competition to be revamped
The Leeds International Piano Competition, which launched the careers of Andras Schiff and Murray Perahia, is to be overhauled in an attempt to bring it to a wider audience.
The search will become global, with heats staged in Berlin, New York and Singapore, and streamed live online.
As before, the BBC will broadcast the semi-finals and final from Leeds.
Winners will, for the first time, receive a recording contract and management by a leading arts agency.
The triennial competition returns in 2018, and is open to pianists under the age of 30 from around the world.
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