The Lord Lieutenant attended the finals of 12th Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition on Saturday 5th March at the White Rock Theatre in Hastings. Six finalist from around the world competed for this prestigious award, all of whom had the pleasure and honour of playing with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. The distinguished international jury chaired by the equally distinguished Artistic Director, Frank Wibaut had a difficult time selecting the winner because of the standard of playing, but 26-year-old Tzu-Yin Huang from Taiwan took the first prize. The Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition originally started in 1927 but was revived a number of years ago since when it has doubled in size and now ranks a close second to Leeds for international importance It attracts contestants and visitors from all over the world. Please follow the Link for more details.