Prestigious Internship for Music student with Leeds International Piano Competition

An undergraduate student from the School of Music has recently begun a paid internship role working for one of the foremost classical music competitions in the world.

Lydia Hutton, Music and Music Psychology MArts student, is currently working as a Marketing Assistant as part of the Leeds International Piano Competition internship programme.

The prestigious competition offers five paid internships, providing hugely valuable opportunities to Leeds students in core roles across the competition - in digital communications, project management, campaigns, administration, and learning and engagement. Five shorter-term paid intern roles include work with digital media liaison, production and marketing.

Lydia Hutton

Lydia Hutton, Music and Music Psychology MArts student.

Lydia added: “Having the opportunity to become part of the team here at The Leeds has been such a wonderful experience. Being able to gain practical experience in such a professional and prestigious organisation has enabled me to develop my skills within marketing, communications and so much more, that will no doubt aid me in my future career within the field!”

Opportunities for students to volunteer at the Competition this September will be advertised in the summer term and will include roles in artistic production, event management, backstage liaison, impact evaluation and community engagement.

Sixteen cities around the world – including New York, Berlin and Seoul - will host the virtual first round, with 62 pianists from 28 countries competing.

Find out more about studying undergraduate courses in the School of Music.

Discover more about the Leeds International Piano Competition.