About the Competition

The Leeds Pub Piano Competition is set to get a favourite local swinging to a different beat.

This epic competition brings together three simple ingredients – pints, a piano and a pub – promising some of the greatest pub piano entertainment to hit the city of Leeds.

Come along and revel in the rhythm as pianists from across the city and beyond compete to be crowned the 2021 Leeds Pub Piano Competition winner.

Coinciding with the triennial Leeds International Piano Competition – this fringe competition’s older sibling, founded in 1963, is one of the world’s most famous contests.

The Leeds Pub Piano Competition is brought to you by Leeds International Concert Season, Leeds Conservatoire, The White Swan, and Leeds International Piano Competition. 

1st Prize £500: Kevin James
2nd Prize £250: Des McLernon
3rd Prize £100: Gilly Bean

Judges: Emily Hudson, Clare Teal & Byron Wallen

Compere: Gwyneth Herbert

1st Prize £500: Karl Mullen
2nd Prize £250: Colin Williams
3rd Prize £100: Kevin James

Judges: George Hinchliffe, Clare Teal & Tim Lihoreau

Compere: George Hinchliffe