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 2021. Due to the recent outbreak of the Covid-19, we have decided it was in the best interest of the festival to be held in 2021 instead of 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.