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ABOUT

Music is enough for a lifetime - but a lifetime is not enough for music.

Sergei Rachmaninoff

MESSAGE FROM OUR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

CONGYU WANG

Welcome to our very first European Piano Festival in Singapore.


We have scheduled some of the best artists in the field of classical music to teach and perform.
Our exciting guest performer this year is a young pianist from Portugal, Vasco Dantas Rocha. An exceptionally gifted pianist who has garnered more than 50 international prizes, he will be sharing his experiences with piano competitions.


I am delighted to announce that we will be having Jean-Paul Sevilla, Elena Nesterenko, Michael Bulychev, Dr Nicholas Ong and Kim Bo Kyung on our faculty this year.

Our concept to feature one different instrument each edition will see master Flutist Patrick Dillery present a series of masterclasses and a highly entertaining flute/piano recital.


Throughout the festival, we will be presenting numerous public masterclasses, recitals and a festival competition offering many attractive prizes. We have also scheduled some very interesting lectures to better prepare students and teachers for exams, auditions and competitions.

We look forward to welcoming many young and gifted musicians, and we sincerely hope they will enjoy learning and making music in our warm and sunny city island state Singapore.


We believe in the future of classical music, and we wish to be the platform for many emerging artists in the region, to help them take their first steps in their career.


I would like to thank our event partners and dedicated volunteers who make this festival possible and especially to our donors and audience for your continuous support.

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Message from our Artistic Director

CONGYU WANG

Welcome to the 4th International Piano Island Festival.

Following the recent success of the 3rd edition in Singapore, we are very pleased to announce that the 4th International Piano Island Festival will be taking place in Bangkok from the 14th to the 20th July 2020.

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 this international standard set by our competition prize winners as well as festival faculty - Dang Thai Son, Philippe Cassard, Eliane Reyes, Wang Xin, Florian Koltun, Aims Pagin, Antonio di Cristofano, Dario Candela, Benjamin Loh, Dr Nicholas Ong, Dr Kim Bo Kyung, Elena Nesterenko.

For this 4th edition, I am delighted to announce that we will be featuring once again some very established names in the world of pianists. 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 line up this year includes highly experienced piano instructors Rena Phua (Hong Kong), Ng Chong Lim (Malaysia) and a special harpsichord section offered by maestro Alberto Firricieli (Italy), 


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 next July, 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.

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Message from our Co-Artistic Director

POOM PROMMACHART

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 in Bangkok

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The Piano Island Festival

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 2021 season, 2 years management, and a professional CD recording. 


IPIF offers musicians a choice of 7 programs of study:

  • - Solo Piano : Pascal Roge

  • - Solo Piano : Eliane Reyes

  • - Solo Piano : Rena Phua

  • - Solo Piano : Ng Chong Lim

  • - Solo Piano : Poom Prommachart

  • - Solo Piano : Congyu Wang

  • - Harpsichord : Alberto Firrincieli

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.

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About Bangkok

Bangkok, Thai Krung Thep, city, capital, and chief port of Thailand. It is the only cosmopolitan city in a country of small towns and villages and is Thailand’s cultural and commercial centre.

Bangkok is located on the delta of the Chao Phraya River, about 25 miles (40 km) from the Gulf of Thailand. It was formerly divided into two municipalities—Krung Thep on the east bank and Thon Buri on the west—connected by several bridges. In 1971 the two were united as a city-province with a single municipal government. In 1972 the city and the two surrounding provinces were merged into one province, called Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok Metropolis). The metropolis is a bustling, crowded city, with temples, factories, shops, and homes juxtaposed along its roads and canals. It is also a major tourist destination, noted for bountiful cultural attractions and a nightlife

The climate of Bangkok is hot throughout the year, ranging from 77 °F (25 °C) in the “cold” season in December to 86 °F (30 °C) at the height of the hot season in April. The mean annual rainfall totals 60 inches (1,500 mm), four-fifths of which falls in brief torrential downpours during the late afternoons of the rainy season, which lasts from mid-May through September; the dry season lasts from December to February. Mean monthly relative humidity varies from a low of 60 percent in the cold season to more than 80 percent during the rainy season.

Modern Bangkok has undergone explosive growth, which the authorities have attempted to direct by means of a series of master plans since the 1960s. The city centre, formerly enclosed by a wall, has long been densely developed. Later expansion has sprawled outward well beyond the administrative boundaries into the surrounding agricultural areas. Some districts have evolved into functional units as the inner city has become more institutional and commercial and the outer city more residential and industrial. Throughout the city, walled Buddhist temples and monasteries called wats, often sumptuously ornamented, serve as focal points for religious, cultural, and even commercial life.

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