3rd Hong Kong International Music Competition for Young Pianists
Honorable Support
Steinway & Sons, Asia Pacific
Our Mission
Founded by Ricky Tsang, the Hong Kong International Music Competition for Young Pianists had been held in 2014 and 2019,
with great success in bringing together and it has been our privilege to share their views on piano playing.Again, our missions are to find new talents in the field of piano music, to provide international exchange of performing arts and the artistic connections,
to promote classical piano music as an important part of cultural education of the younger generation and to support young talented pianists at the outset of their career.
Artistic Director
Ricky Tsang
Executive Director
Timothy Cheung
Chairman of Jury
Dr. Joseph Rackers, USA
Professor of Piano, Eastman School of Music
Armen Babakhanianage
Gwhyneth Chen, USA
Lily Chiam, Brunei
Angela Cholakian, USA
Fan Sow Mun, Malaysia
Milan Franek, Czech Republic
Alexey Lebedev, Russia
Benjamin Loh, Singapore
Florence Ko, USA
Gabriel Kwok, Hong Kong China
Irina Novikova, Russia
Pham Quynh Trang, Vietnam
Iswargia Renardi Sudarno, Indonesia
Sijing Bella Ye, Canada
Alvin Zhu, USA
Zhao Yun, China
Competition Important Dates
1 January to 31 March 2021 Application Opens and Video Submitting
15 April 2021 Result Announcement
*The arrangements are subjected to change without notice.
Competition Categories and Requirements
Open No Age Limit Free Programme, Up to 30 minutes
Young Artist Age 15-17 Free Programme, Up to 12 minutes
Senior Age 11-14 Free Programme, Up to 10 minutes
Junior Class Age 8-10 Free Programme, Up to 7 minutes
Children Age 6-7 Free Programme, Up to 5 minutes
Pre-Junior Age 5 or below Free Programme, Up to 3 minutes
Application Fee
Open USD 250
Young Artist, Senior USD 150
Junior, Children, Pre-Junior USD 100
1st Prize Trophy, Certificate, Cash Prize HKD 15000
2nd Prize Trophy, Certificate, Cash Prize HKD 5000
3rd Prize Trophy, Certificate
4th Prize Certificate
5th Prize Certificate
Young Artist, Senior, Junior, Children, Pre-Junior
Platinum 95 points or above Trophy, Certificate
Gold 90 to 94 points Medal, Certificate
Silver 80 to 89 points Medal, Certificate
Distinction 75 to 79 points Certificate
Judging Criteria
A panel of our guest artist jury members will observe the performance and assign points out of 100 based on specific criteria as below:
1. Interpretation and Performance
2. Quality of Sound
3. Technical Accuracy
4. Artistry
Scores will be summed and contestants ranked in order by Organization Committee, and the final scores will be presented to the Jury and hold an After-Competition Online Meeting by Artistic Director and the jury shall discuss the final scores and may declare the winner to be the candidates with the highest score, or, by agreement, change the result. This is to ensure that over-reliance on numerical scoring does not yield an incorrect winner. The final decision will be published in the competition official website.
How to Apply – Applicants and Application Fee
Applicants will need to submit the application by ONLINE only
1. Complete the online application form
2. A recent, high definition photograph (either in black or colour) which could be used in all publicity material
3. A non-refundable application fee must be paid and payment should be made by ONLINE.
4. Acknowledgment of Parental Authorization for participants who are under the age of 18 years old.
A complete application should be submitted ahead of the due date.
If there is issue(s) with the application, such as a photo is not attached, sections of the form are not completed, an incomplete online payment, then the application will be considered as a failure.
Deadline of Enrollment: 31 March 2021 (Base on Hong Kong Time GMT+8 as reference)