Vietnam hosts International Piano Competition

Talented pianists from three years old and above have been invited to take part in the first “International Piano Competition – Your Road to Carnegie Hall in Vietnam”.


Brought to Vietnam by Piano House International in collaboration with Asia Music and Performing Arts Education (AMPA Education), the competition aims to bring international young talents to New York’s famed Carnegie Hall. Vietnam News Agency reports.

This is part of Piano House’s grand mission to make piano music more accessible and make it easier for the community to access the piano, which is known as the king of musical instruments.

Finalists will compete in New York City from September 15-16, and winners of all categories will be invited to perform at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall Gala on September 16.

Ho Chi Minh City is the second stop for the preliminary round audition after Bangkok.

The competition’s live audition took place in HCM City on May 17 and will be organised in Taiwan and Singapore next weekend; and Surabaya and Medan in Indonesia at the end of August.

Vietnamese contestants who miss the audition round in Ho Chi Minh City can join the auditions in other cities.

In Vietnam, the contestants will bring their unique performances to the live audition to show international judges that Vietnam has special talents. The preliminary round is expected to offer exclusive and spectacular performances from many contestants of all generations and ages.

Pianist Adam Gyorgy, a judge for the competition, said: “Vietnam has a great tradition in piano teaching and learning. This competition aims to bring opportunities and experiences to Vietnamese kids from a very young age to offer their talents to the world on the most prestigious stage.”

“I remember how life-changing it was for me to perform at Carnegie Hall, starting in the small hall and graduating to the big hall. The competition offers a unique opportunity for teachers and students. I hope that many kids join and compete in New York at the end. The winners will play in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall which has an amazing history.”

According to VNS/VNA, Piano House International is an online community of piano players around the world where people can book and share their practice room with other piano lovers who want to practice.