Music is enough for a lifetime - but a lifetime is not enough for music.
Following the recent success of the 3rd edition in Singapore, we were looking forward to the 4th International Piano Island Festival in Bangkok. However due to the outbreak of the Covid-19, we have decided it was in the best interest of the festival to be postponed further. Therefore for the 4th edition, we have launched a special online edition from the 7th to the 23rd December. All the winners of the competition will stand a chance to win scholarships to the 5th International Piano Island Festival - to be held in Kuala Lumpur in 2022. The grand prize winner of the online competition will be invited as a jury member for the 5th edition.
In 2019, we received more than 100 applications from all over the world. We witnessed a very high level in the 3rd edition's festival and competition. Not to forget the huge success we had in the previous year hosting both 1st and 2nd editions in Singapore and Reunion Island respectively. We can now be assured of the international standard set by our competition prize winners as well as our highly distinguished faculty - Dang Thai Son, Philippe Cassard, Eliane Reyes, Aimo Pagin, Antonio di Cristofano, Dario Candela, Benjamin Loh, Dr Nicholas Ong, Dr Kim Bo Kyung, Elena Nesterenko etc.
For this 4th edition, I am delighted to announce that we will be featuring once again some very established names in the world of piano music. Pascal Rogé (France) leading French pianist of his generation, Eliane Reyes (Belgium) international concert pianist and disciple of Martha Argerich, Poom Prommachart (Thailand) a superstar pianist of Thailand and newly appointed Artistic Director for Piano Island Festival. New additions to our faculty this year includes highly experienced piano instructors Elena Nesterenko (Russia), Rena Phua (Hong Kong) and Ng Chong Lim (Malaysia).
Throughout the festival, we will be presenting numerous public masterclasses, recitals and a festival competition offering many attractive prizes. All of us here at Piano Island Festival strongly believe in the future of classical music, and we wish to be the platform for many emerging artists, to help them take their first steps in their career.
Also, for all of you who are planning to join us in 2022, we, the festival team, are preparing enthusiastically for what we believe will be a satisfying experience for you. We are counting down the days until we welcome you in person!
Thank you very much for your continued and encouraging support to our festival.
Welcome to the 4th International Piano Island Festival.
As a Thai pianist, I have always considered the process of music learning a journey of life, from which I cherish and admire the beauty of classical music. My goal is to establish an excellent team of world-renowned piano faculties and remarkable young pianists for performing and sharing their music in and for Thailand.
I am graciously grateful to a remarkable musician Congyu Wang, for being the warmest and the most supportive companion to wonderful young pianists of Thailand. In addition, I sincerely thank you for your presence for participating and attending the competition in favor of promoting Thailand and we eagerly await for the best future of classical music in our country.
Steinway Artist - Poom Prommachart
Artistic Director of the 4th International Piano Island Festival Online Edition
Piano Island Festival
4th Edition - Online Edition
The Piano Island International Music Festival is a classical music festival featuring renowned teachers and highly gifted performers. We provide musical education of the highest quality to serious music students.
In principle, the concept of the festival is to present a series of public masterclasses to a very selective group of pianists, daily lectures and forums to interact with local music teachers and students, daily concerts featuring our invited guest artists and faculty. A festival competition will be organized in a non-competitive setting, providing gifted participants numerous opportunities to perform internationally, including a concerto performance in Europe for the 2023 season, 2 years management, and a professional CD recording.
IPIF offers musicians a choice of 8 programs of study:
- Solo Piano : Pascal Roge
- Solo Piano : Eliane Reyes
- Solo Piano : Elena Nesterenko
- Solo Piano : Rena Phua
- Solo Piano : Ng Chong Lim
- Solo Piano : Alvaro Siviero
- Solo Piano : Poom Prommachart
- Solo Piano : Congyu Wang
The mission of the Piano Island International Music Festival is to discover new talents internationally and to help them find performing opportunities. The festival is dedicated to young music students pursuing music careers. The idea behind Piano Island festival is to organize festivals in as many destinations around the world as possible, to bring top quality music performances to our future audiences.