28 February 2023
171 participants have been selected for the final round of the Music Singapore International Piano & Violin Competition 2023 under the physical format. Over 340 applications were received and the finalists will be competing for the top 3 prizes across 9 categories for both piano and violin. The finalists will be performing in front of renowned performers and educators including former ABRSM Southeast Asia regional consultant, Ryan Lewis, Director of Music Department and Associate Professor at the Hong Kong Adventist College, Rena Phua, co-founder of Tang Quartet, Ng Yu-Ying, Prof. Michael Schäfer, Prof. Ilona Then-Bergh and Prof. Borislava Taneva.
“We are delighted that the number of participants continues to grow this year. We managed to attract participants from different parts of the world including Australia, Bulgaria, China, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and other countries, competing in the virtual format this year. We believe that our line-up of local and internationally renowned judges would be an excellent exposure for our finalists to enrich their learning journey,” said Vivian Gao, founder of Music Singapore International Piano & Violin Competition.
Music Singapore International Piano & Violin Competition 2023 is proudly sponsored by Asia Music Investments, ABRSM, G. Henle Verlag, Manhasset Stands and Wilhelm Tell.
The Finals of Music Singapore International Piano & Violin Competition 2023 will be held from 14 - 16 March 2023.
Full list of selected finalists.
About Music Singapore
Music Singapore International Piano & Violin Competition, organised by Music SG Pte Ltd was founded by Singapore-based Vivian Gao in 2020. When the COVID-19 pandemic swept through Singapore and the world that year, events large and small were forced to cease abruptly. Singapore and many parts of the world literally came to a standstill. Businesses and schools had to shut temporarily, classes could not resume for months. The Olympics had to be postponed for the first time in history. Music competitions around the world were not spared either.
However, Vivian, a seasoned music educator was undeterred. In fact, she felt that the crisis proved to be an excellent opportunity for music competitions to modernise and she decided to bring the competition online. Leveraging on her strong connections in the music industry, Vivian was able to form an organising committee to plan and execute one of the very first music competitions in Singapore to be held virtually. Response towards the first edition of Music Singapore was overwhelming and the number of participants competing from around the world surpassed expectations. The organising committee was able to garner partnership from leaders from the music industry such as Henle Verlag, the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) and Asia Music Bookstore.
Music Singapore hopes to expand its presence as a premier music competition in this part of the world. The organisers hope to uncover young music talents by providing an accessible platform for them to showcase their musicianship. By bringing these young talents from around the world together each year, Music Singapore believes it can bridge a strong bond between music talents from Singapore and the rest of the world, bringing the music community closer together.
For more details, please visit https://www.musicsingapore.com.sg.