Want to take part in the 2021 Kayserburg International Youth Piano Competition?
After 38 years, this prestigious competition is now open to pianists in the U.S. Top prizes include an all expense paid trip to compete in the finals in China. Download the Rules & Regulations here »
Held every two years since 1983, the Pearl River · Kayserburg International Youth Piano Competition is currently the world’s largest with over 100,000 participants. For 2021 there will be ten participating host countries under Overseas Group: the United States, Canada, Philippines, Singapore, Australia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Ecuador, Poland, and Iran.
The competition features two categories, the Student Group, ages 13 to 16, and the Open Group for pianists from age 17 to 32. The competitors will submit three video performances of contrasting pieces from different composers totaling a maximum of 12 minutes.
The first prize for the Student Group is a Kayserburg Excellent Series Upright KX1, while the Open Group winners will receive either a Kayserburg Heritage Series Grand GH160 or a Kayserburg Artist Series Grand KA160. Top prizes include cash prizes, and all winners will also receive a certificate and trophy.
“Pearl River launched the Kayserburg International Youth Piano Competition to support ongoing development in performing arts in general, and to promote music education in the new era,” said Pearl River’s Global Director of Sales & Marketing Leng Tshua. “We encourage learning enthusiasm and supporting a new generation of young artists.”
About the Competition
The Pelican International Music Competition is a competition open to young musicians from age 6 to 20 of any nationality in piano, strings, and flute. Launched by the Opus Music Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting musical growth in young artists, PIMC inaugurates its first season as a fully online music competition in various categories and age groups.
The Backstage Series
Backstage Series of Opus Music Foundation's sole goal is to nurture young musicians' performance and non-performance aspect of self expression and growth. Each event is hosted by our students, inviting guests who are internationally acclaimed professors and performing artists, providing them with insights and advices on musician's life through interviews, masterclasses, and seminars.
Summer of 2022
Opus Music Foundation's Summer Festival debuts 2021! It is a week-long program of intense music learning consisting of music history, performance practice, and performance preparation for auditions and competitions. Performance practice and pedagogical tradition is often passed down from great masters to their pupils generations over generations. Different schools of performance practice have their own niche, and the possibilities of various ways to perform are endless!
Opus Young Scholars
Opus Music Foundation's Young Scholars are group of dedicated musicians whose aim is to become a well-rounded performers through guidance by world-class professionals. They have full-time pass to all of the Backstage Series events as well as having chances to perform on many masterclasses and concert events. They hold Council Sessions in which they discuss all things related to music with professors, parents of young artists, and distinguished conservatory-attending students.
Spark Imagination . Ignite Creativity . Instill Knowledge
This course is for students who wish to expand their artistic imagination and curiosity in order to become more well-rounded, thoughtful musicians. Through this class, students will develop necessary skills in research and analysis of music in its various forms (scores, recordings, performances, etc.), and learn to see artistic context as fundamental to not only understanding composers and their music, but also how that would affect their own creativity in making performance and stylistic decisions. By the end of the course, students will demonstrate their understanding of musical style and performance in their very own composition project. The mission is not to give vast information to students; rather, through understanding the world of the composer and by recreating the compositional process, students will be able to open up their mind to take in necessary knowledge and be inspired and self-driven to search for answers.