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Feb 10 - 25 2022


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Singapore International Piano Competition

About the competition

Since its inception in 2019, the Singapore International Piano Competition (SIPC) has established its reputation as one of the foremost international piano competitions in Asia.

It seeks to provide a world-class professional platform for talented pianists from all over the world and lives up to its prestige by attracting outstanding competitors and inviting distinguished international jury members. During its 2021 competition (virtual), it attracted more than one million viewers worldwide.

The diversity of the Singapore International Piano Competition is reflected in its encompassment of three different categories:

  • SIPC – for pianists age 16 to 32 ready for an international concert career
  • SIPC JUNIOR – for young budding talents up to age 17, demonstrating exceptional promise
  • SIPC AMATEUR – for non-professional piano enthusiasts of all ages

The SIPC and SIPC JUNIOR are biennial events alternating every year, while the SIPC AMATEUR remains a stable annual event.

Rules and Regulations

The competition is open to pianists of all nationalities, age 16 to 32 (born between January 1, 1990 and January 1, 2006).

Key Dates

  • Application Deadline: November 20, 2021
  • Pre-selection Result: December 5, 2021
  • Video Submission Deadline: January 31, 2022
  • Preliminaries Broadcast: February 10-14, 2022
  • Preliminaries Result: February 15, 2022
  • Semifinals Broadcast: February 16-20, 2022
  • Semifinals Result: February 21, 2022
  • Finals Broadcast: February 22-23, 2022
  • Award Ceremony on Zoom: February 25, 2022

Prizes and Awards

  • First Prize: USD 15,000, 10 Concerts in Asia, One Professional CD Recording
  • Second Prize: USD 8,000
  • Third Prize: USD 5,000
  • Fourth Prize: USD 1,000
  • Fifth Prize: USD 1,000
  • Sixth Prize: USD 1,000
  • Commissioned Work Prize: USD 1,000
  • Classical Sonata Prize: USD 500
  • Jury Discretionary Award: USD 500

Competition faculty

Ms May Zhang, President, Global International Musicians Association

Artistic Director
Mr Xiaohan Wang, Head of Piano, Tianjin Juilliard School Pre-college and Distinguished Professor, China Conservatory of Music

Executive Director
Ms Chuifun Poon, Executive Director, Rubinstein International Youth Piano Competition and Assistant to the Director, PianoTexas International Festival & Academy

Jury Chair
Mr Arie Vardi, Distinguished Professor, Hannover School of Music and Drama, Germany and Distinguished Professor, Buchmann Mehta School of Music, Israel

Jury members

  • Ms Yoheved Kaplinsky, Chair of Piano, The Juilliard School, USA
  • Mr Daejin Kim, Dean, School of Music, Korea National University of Arts, Korea and Music Director, The Chanwon Philharmonic Orchestra, Korea
  • Ms Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń, Professor of Piano, Academy of Music in Gdańsk and Bydgoszcz, Poland and Jury President, 2021 International Chopin Piano Competition, Poland
  • Mr Boris Slutsky, Professor of Piano, The Peabody Conservatory of Music, USA and Visiting Professor of Piano, The Yale School of Music, USA
  • Mr Albert Tiu, Associate Professor of Piano, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore
  • Mr Danwen Wei, Professor of Piano, Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China



Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 09 - 25 2022
  • Time: All day

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