||Steinway & Sons International Youth Piano Competition is a talent showcase for young piano prodigies all over the world. The ultimate aim of the competition is to promote piano education and nourish promising musicians. By participating in public competitions of such international standard, young pianists are led to discover the beauty in music as well as themselves.
The first Steinway & Sons International Youth Piano Competition China Regional Competition was held in Beijing in 2002. For the year 2015 more cities in China will be joining the regional competition and participate at the China Final in December 2015. A remarkable opportunity for young pianists to gain musical experiences as well as to enhance and promote piano music in China into a new era.
Steinway & Sons International Youth Piano Competition welcomes participants from regions all over the world. Selected pianists from different regions will be invited to perform in the Steinway & Sons International Music Festival in Germany, where they earn an once-in-a-lifetime, unparalleled experience of musical sharing as well as global friendship.
The China Region is divided into 12 zones :
(2) Huabei(zone 1)
(3) Huabei(zone 2)
(5) Huadong(zone 1)
(6) Huadong(zone 2)
(7) Huadong(zone 3)
(12) Hong Kong & Macau
Zone preliminaries will be held in Beijing, Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Jinan, Qingdao, Zhengzhou, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Nanjing, Suzhou, Wuxi, Hefei, Xuzhou, Lianyungang, Yancheng, Fuyang, Yangzhou, Kunshan, Xiamen, Wuhan, Fuzhou, Dalian, Changchun, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Zhongshan, Shantou, Haikou, Chengdu, Kunming, Xian and Hong Kong respectively. From Hong Kong & Macau zone, the winners of First Prize in Professional Group A, B & C will compete for the "Special Honour Prize (Professional Class)" in the China Final. The ultimate winner will attend the extravaganza in Germany in 2016 on behalf of China, while the ultimate winner of Professional Group C in the China Final will receive one set of Essex EGP-155C/EP grand piano by Steinway & Sons. From Hong Kong & Macau zone, the top three places of Amateur Group A, B & C will compete in the China Final for "Special Honour Prize (Amateur Class)" and the ultimate winner will receive one set of Essex EUP-123E/EP piano designed by Steinway & Sons.