JANUARY 15 – 21, 2023
CEO                            Ms. May Zhang
                                  President, Global International Musicians Association
Artistic Director         Mr. Xiaohan Wang
                                  Head of Piano, Tianjin Juilliard School Pre-college, China
                                  Distinguished Professor, China Conservatory of Music, China
Executive Director    Ms. Chuifun Poon
                                 Executive Director, Rubinstein International Youth Piano Competition
                                 Assistant to the Director, PianoTexas International Festival & Academy
Juries                   Mr. Arie Vardi (Jury Chair)
                             Distinguished Professor, Hannover School of Music and Drama, Germany Distinguished Professor, Buchmann Mehta School of Music, Israel
                             Ms. Yoheved Kaplinsky
                             Chair of Piano, The Juilliard School, USA
                             Mr. Jinsang Lee
                             Professor of Piano, Korea National University of Arts, South Korea
                             Mr. Boris Slutsky
                             Professor of Piano, The Peabody Conservatory of Music, USA
                             Visiting Professor of Piano, The Yale School of Music, USA
                            Mr. Albert Tiu
                            Head of Piano, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore
Prizes and Awards
                          First Prize                            USD 15,000
                                                                     Concerts in Asia
                          Second Prize                       USD 10,000
                          Third Prize                          USD 5,000
                          Classical Sonata Prize          USD 500
                          Jury Discretionary Award     USD 500
o   Open to pianists of all nationalities, age 16 to 32 (born between January 1, 1991 and January 1, 2007)
o   First-prize winners of the past SIPC are not eligible to apply.
o   Current students of the 2023 SIPC jury members are not eligible to apply.
Pre-selection Application materials to be submitted
o   Your full biography including schools and teachers (if applicable), achievements and awards.
o   A copy of your pictured ID, passport or birth certificate showing your name and birthdate.
o   Two different professional portrait photos in high resolution (minimum 1.5 MB).
o   Recommendation letters from two professional musicians preferably of international standing (your own teacher may be included). The letters may be sent by email either directly from the recommending musicians or forwarded by the applicant.
o   15 to 20 minutes video of free repertoire but must include at least one virtuosic étude and one lyrical piece (slow movement of a classical sonata is permitted).
o   All pieces must be played from memory.
o   The performance must be played on a well-tuned grand piano.
o   The video must be recorded with one single camera, and the camera must be placed at a distance and at an angle which clearly shows the entire side profile of the pianist from the top of the head to the feet and including the fingers on the keyboard. The camera must be completely stationary at all times.
o   The entire pre-selection round must be recorded in one continuous take. No cut or editing will be accepted.
o   Upload the video on Google Drive, YouTube, Dropbox or any other viable format.
o   Failure to record in accordance with the above requirements will be disqualified.
o   USD 200 nonrefundable application fee to be paid to the following account:
(Wire transfer)
  Bank Name: United Overseas Bank Limited, Singapore
  Account Name: Singapore Nanyang Education Research Centre
  Account Number: 3403028655
  Bank Address: No. 80 Raffles Pl, 1 UOB Plaza, Singapore 048624
  Bank Code: 7375
  Branch Code: 019
(Direct deposit)
  Bank Name: United Overseas Bank Limited, Singapore
  Account Name: Singapore Nanyang Education Research Centre
  Account Number: 3403028655
  Bank Address: No. 80 Raffles Pl, 1 UOB Plaza, Singapore 048624
Please present wire transfer or deposit receipt together with all other application materials.
All application materials to be submitted by email to
Application Deadline: November 25, 2022
Pre-selection Result: December 5, 2022
12 candidates will be selected to the Preliminary round.
The same 12 candidates will also play in the Semifinal round.
3 candidates will advance to the Final round.
Pieces played in the screening video may be used in the main competition rounds, but pieces performed in the preliminary and semifinal rounds may not be repeated.
Preliminary Round 20 to 25 minutes (program order is at the discretion of the candidate)
o   One Prelude and Fugue from the Well-Tempered Clavier by J. S. Bach.
o   Two virtuosic études, one of which must be by Frédéric Chopin.
o   Free choice of one or more pieces.
Semifinal Round 50 to 60 minutes (program order is at the discretion of the candidate)
o   One complete sonata by Haydn, Clementi, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert. Repeats are at the discretion of the candidate.
o   Free choice of one or more pieces.
Final Round
o   One complete piano concerto to be performed with the T’ang Quartet. Please select from the following list:
Mozart       Concerto No. 17 in G major, K. 453
             Concerto No. 19 in F major, K. 459
             Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
             Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467
Beethoven   Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
             Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
             Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
Chopin         Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
             Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
Key Dates
            Application Deadline    November 25, 2022  
            Pre-selection Result     December 5, 2022    
       Ms Chuifun Poon (Executive Director)
The SIPC Organizing Committee reserves the right to publish all videos on websites and social media.
The Singapore International Piano Competition is a registered member of the Alink-Argerich Foundation (AAF).
Host:  Global International Musicians Association
Established in 2017, The Global International Musicians Association (GIMA) brings together performers, educators, and music industry entrepreneurs by presenting competitions, concerts and master classes. It promotes collaboration in the international music field, elevates teaching skills, and broadens horizons. It endeavors to cultivate a new generation of music talents by creating a positive musical environment filled with opportunities.
Co-host: Culture and Education Association of Singapore
Contractor: Beijing Pujing Culture
Beijing Pujing Culture focuses on the field of international music competitions and the discovery and management of classical musicians, and is known in the industry for its professionalism, internationalism and high standards.  Professional forward-thinking and culturally creative planning, high-quality and high-standard execution are the solid foundation for Pujing Culture to become the leader in the industry.  The competitions undertaken have included: Portugal Santa Cecília International Piano Competition, Korea-China International Vocal Competition, the 5th Paul Coney International Vocal Competition, China Philharmonic Music Festival, etc.