I’ve just finished photographing the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition.
It was an amazing week of photographing over 40 young pianists from South Korea, Japan, Syria, Ukraine, Russia, UK and USA playing the works of Chopin, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Brahms, Beethoven and Liszt. Along with photographing their concert performances, I was able to get shots of them in rehearsal and during tutorial sessions.
The winner was 17-year-old Taek Gi Lee from South Korea. But all the contestants sounded brilliant to me, and it was a great joy and honour to be able to be part of this amazing festival of talent.