Competition Schedule


15 January - 30 April
Sat 4 August
Sat-Sun 4-5
August, Bangkok

Sun 5 August,
Preliminary Stage
15 January – 30 April 2018

Preliminary Stage

  • Complete online application.

  • Submit two videos: one duet piece with another pianist and one solo piece (see Categories & Repertoires).

  • The deadline for the Preliminary Stage is the end of the day (11:59pm) on 30 April 2018 (Indochina Time).

  • Up to 15 participants from each category will be selected for the Semi-final Round.

  • Fee: 30 USD


Requirements for videos:

  • The videos should be 720p resolution with good sound quality.

  • Hand-held videos are not accepted.

  • The videos must be made in 2017 or 2018.

  • The performer’s upper body, hands and face must be captured throughout. If any of these parts of the body are obscured, the performance will not be assessed.

  • The videos must be unedited. Post-production handling that affects the acoustic quality of the videos is not permitted.


16 May 2018

Qualifiers Announcement

  • List of qualifiers is published online.

  • Those who wish to proceed to the Semi-final Round to compete live in the Music Learning Fest Bangkok 2018 in August must confirm their intention via an online form and pay the additional 100 USD fee by the end of the day on 30 May 2018 (Indochina Time).

31 May 2018

Qualifiers Confirmation

  • List of 30 confirmed qualifiers is published online.




Competition Stage


The Competition Stage takes place during the Music Learning Fest Bangkok 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand, from 4-5 August 2018, and consists of three rounds. Each participant is to perform one concerto from the relevant lists.


Contestants residing outside of Bangkok, Thailand, are responsible for all travel and accommodation costs that may incur from their participation in the competition.

4 August 2018

Semi-Final Round (two-piano)

  • Fast movement of a concerto (see Categories & Repertoires) with a piano accompanist.

  • Up to 4 finalists from each category are selected for the Final Round.


4–5 August 2018

Rehearsal Round with Salaya Modern Ensemble

  • Rehearse ALL movements of the concerto with the Salaya Modern Ensemble.

  • Sheet music can be used during this Rehearsal Round.


5 August 2018

Final Round with Salaya Modern Ensemble

  • All movements of the concerto with the Salaya Modern Ensemble.

  • All movements must be performed from memory.



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