Steinway Gallery Singapore proudly presents a brand new edition of the Steinway Youth Piano Competition 2020: Playing From Home edition. This edition of the competition will be held entirely in a live stream format and freely accessible to the public between the 18th – 21st May 2020, Heats of the new Amateur Class and the Grand Finals on the 30th May 2020 for both Professional and Amateur Class. Performances by the participants will be live streamed from their homes to those of the judges. This is possibly the first time that a piano competition is held in such a format.
Viewers will be able to cheer on their favourite participants through a voting campaign or leave your message on the comment section.
As part of Steinway Gallery Singapore's corporate social responsibility and also efforts to help children in need during this period, viewers will also be encouraged to donate to the ChildAid concert - an annual charity concert that raises funds for two children charities - The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (ST SPMF) and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BT BAF).
A representative from Singapore will be selected from the Singapore Steinway Youth Piano Competition to represent the nation in the regional round, joining eight other finalists from Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and Brunei, who will compete to represent these Asian nations in the International Steinway Festival at the Steinway factory in Hamburg, Germany in September 2020.