...University of Leeds

University of Leeds


The University of Leeds is proud to have been a key partner of Leeds International Piano Competition and has played a vital role in its development locally, regionally and internationally since its inception. As a global institution, the University works with the Competition to create and curate partnerships around the world, and to widen opportunities to participate. Together we have ambitious plans to harness our shared passion for educating, inspiring and motivating the next generation of musicians and music lovers across the globe. 

“We would like to express our gratitude to our Principal Partner the University of Leeds. From the outset the University has generously supported the Competition, providing its wonderful facilities, staff and buildings, and ensuring that both the competitors, as well as jury and staff, are wonderfully looked after. Now that support has been greatly enhanced, resulting in a unique partnership between this world-famous University and The Leeds that is distinguished by a shared passion for excellence, innovation and collaboration on a global scale.” 

Adam Gatehouse
Artistic Director
The Leeds International Piano Competition


Established in 1904, the University is renowned globally for the quality of its teaching, research, and innovation. The strength of its academic expertise across a broad range of disciplines provides a wealth of opportunities for students and enables its research to have a world-changing impact on society, culture and the economy.