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International Young Artist Piano Competition



Biography

The International Young Artist Piano Competition was originally founded in 1986 by Li-Ly Chang for young artists of all nationalities between the ages of 5 and 18. In the year 2000 (IYAPC's 15th anniversary), a young professional group was added for pianists ages 19 to 28. The purpose is to promote the music of Chinese composers and further cultural exchange between peoples of the East and West. This is the only competition of its kind for this age group. For more information about next year’s competition, please visit www.musicalartsinternational.org.

Watch Past Performances

Video 8/13/2017: The 32nd International Young Artist Piano Competition

Founded in 1986, Musical Arts International showcases six emerging young pianists, ages 7 to 29, and prize winners of the 32nd International Young Artist Piano Competition. They will perform an exciting mix of character pieces, showcasing a wide range of style from the West and a new premiere from the East. Come enjoy this dynamic group in the year of the Rooster!

Video 8/7/2015: 30th International Young Artist Piano Competition

First prize winners of the 30th International Young Artist Piano Competition—six talented young pianists, ages 7 to 29—perform masterworks from the West and a new premiere from the East. The program highlights works by Berkovich, Liszt, Ravel, and others.

Video 8/12/2014: International Young Artist Piano Competition

The competition’s 2014 winner offers a recital.

Video 9/3/2013: International Young Artist Piano Competition

Prize winners from this annual competition perform classical Chinese and European pieces.

Video 8/9/2012: 27th Annual International Young Artist Piano Competition

Prize winners from the annual competition play works by Beethoven, Chopin, and more.

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