Competition Calendar & Registration

9 September 2013 Registration Opens
20 January 2014  Registration Closes
February – March 2014  Live Recording Audition at Steinway Gallery Singapore
21 April 2014  Announcement of the 18 semi-finalists at Steinway Gallery Singapore
17 May 2014  Singapore Steinway Youth Piano Competition Semi-Finals and Finals at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory
26 July 2014  Steinway Regional Finals Asia Pacific at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore
September 2014  International Steinway Festival at Laeiszhalle Concert Hall in Hamburg, Germany

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2ndSYPC Poster (v11Sep)

Prelude

What is the International Steinway Festival 2014?
The festival is an important biennial event organized by Steinway & Sons in Hamburg, Germany, to identify, encourage, and promote young pianists in the formative stages of their careers.

Various countries will concurrently be running national-level auditions to determine their representatives for the International Steinway Festival in Hamburg. Here in Asia, the Steinway Regional Finals Asia Pacific promises to be one of the largest events of its kind.

Hosted by Steinway Gallery Singapore, the Steinway Regional Finals Asia Pacific involves finalists from the 9 nations, and offers attractive prizes and an opportunity for the grand prize winner to perform alongside representatives of various continents, including Europe, East Asia and Asia Pacific.

What are the Asian National & Regional Competitions?
In the national competitions, local Steinway dealers will administer countrywide auditions in the following Asian countries: Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Brunei and Vietnam (auditions for China and Japan are managed under separate auspices).

Each country will select one representative to compete in the Steinway Regional Finals Asia Pacific in Singapore, held at the concert hall of Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore. In 2014, the Singapore Steinway Youth Piano Competition and Steinway Regional Finals Asia Pacific will also feature a first-ever voting segment in a classical music competition. Members of the public will be introduced to a voting platform where popularity votes can be cast for their favourite contestants.

Organising Committee

STEINWAY GALLERY SINGAPORE
390 Orchard Road, Palais Renaissance #01-02
Singapore 238871
Tel: +65 6838 0527

Chairlady Celine Goh Commitee Members Andrew Goh
Event Executive Sylvia Lim Lee Bi Fen
Admin Executive Phyllis Loh Yam Shi Lee

Audition Repertoire Requirements

  • Participants must present 3 contrasting selections totaling a maximum playing time of 20 minutes.
  • Repertoire must include the first movement of a Sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Clementi or Schubert.
  • All pertinent program details (Composer, Work, Key, Op., No., Hob., K. designations) for each movement of the work intended for performance must be listed.
  • No concerti or transcriptions are allowed.
  • Participants are required to perform the exact same repertoire for further stages of the competition.

Prizes

Grand Prize Winner
Represent Singapore in the Steinway Regional Finals

Individual Category Winners
Cash Prize SGD$800
Trophy & Certificate of Recognition

18 Semi-Finalists
Certificate of Participation

Application Procedure

Category Entry Fee

Category 1: Age 10 & below SGD$150
Category 2: Age 11 to 14 SGD$150
Category 3: Age 15 to 17 SGD$150

  • Collect application form from Steinway Gallery Singapore
  • Complete application form with accurate and complete details
  • Attach a passport size photo to the application form
  • Create a photocopy of your passport or birth certificate
  • Attain a Letter of Recommendation from your current / most recent piano teacher
  • Make cheque of sum SGD$150 payable to C. Melchers GmbH & Co
  • Mail application form together with photo, photocopy of identification, letter of recommendation and application fee* to:
  • Steinway Gallery Singapore, 390 orchard Road, Palais Renaissance #01-02, Singapore 238871

*Application Fee is payable upon application and is non-refundable.

Regulations

  • The Singapore Steinway Youth Piano Competition is only opened to all Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents aged 17 and below.
  • All application forms must be collected from Steinway Gallery Singapore.
  • Only original application forms will be accepted.
  • All participants must fulfill a live recording of their audition at Steinway Gallery Singapore.
  • Recording of auditions will be completed in a one-take format with no repeats to ensure fairness to all participants.
  • All decisions of the Jury are final.

Age Categories

Category 1: Age 10 & Below (i.e. born on or after January 1, 2004)
Category 2: Ages 11 to 14 (i.e. born between and inclusive of January 1, 2000 and december 31, 2003)
Category 3: Ages 15 to 17 (i.e. born between and inclusive of January 1, 1997 and december 31, 1999)

Official Application Form

Application form can be obtained at:
STEINWAY GALLERY SINGAPORE
Palais Renaissance
390 Orchard Road #01-02
Singapore 238871
Tel: +65 6838 0527

Mon-Fri: 1030AM- 730PM
Sat- Sun: 1030AM- 7PM

Partner    

Since 1890, Bank Julius Baer has established itself as Switzerland’s leading pure-play private banking group. As part of the group’s commitment to Asia as its second home market, Singapore and Hong Kong serve as the bank’s regional headquarters.
Being a bank that is big enough to matter and small enough to care is one of the credos at Julius Baer. That, coupled with the bank’s philosophy of care, passion, and excellence, has culminated in the bank’s relentless drive to bring the best advisory and products to its clients.
Julius Baer’s achievement in Asia is apparent through its award wins, among others, the Best Private Bank in Asia (Best Boutique Private Bank) in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and Best Private Bank – External Asset Manager’s Choice 2012.
Julius Baer employs a staff of over 3,600 in more than 20 countries and over 40 locations, including Zurich (head office), Dubai, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Lugano, Milan, Monaco, Montevideo, Moscow and Singapore.

For more information, please go to www.juliusbaer.asia

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 SG app form (webpage)

 

Press Releases: For Immediate Release    

See Ning Hui – Press Release_090913

Grand prize-winner of Singapore Steinway Youth Piano Competition 2012 , See Ning Hui, performs her debut recital, with the support of Steinway Gallery Singapore. Read more about See Ning Hui’s experiences and special sneak peeks of Singapore Steinway Youth Piano Competition 2012.

 

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