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The “Chopin Memorial Prizes” Hong Kong International Piano Open Competition has been highly recognized by the Alink–Argerich Foundation.
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Last Date of Final Stage Enttry:20 July 2019
Preliminary Contests : Jan-July 2019
The Final : 19-23 Aug 2019


●2019 “Chopin Memorial Prizes” Hong Kong International Piano Open Competition officially launched.
●More than 60 famous pianists, composers, conductors and other authoritative experts from more than 20 different countries and regions around the world.
●Nearly 200 regions with a cumulative participation of nearly 1 million people around the world have held trials, such as Germany, the United States, Australia, Romania, Vienna, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Sichuan, etc.


About Competition

      Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist. Chopin was born in Żelazowa Wola, a village in the Duchy of Warsaw. His father was a French living in Warsaw as a French teacher and his mother was a Polish. As a renowned child-prodigy pianist and composer, he grew up in Warsaw and completed his music education there; he composed many of his mature works in Warsaw before leaving Poland in 1830 at age 20. Known as the “poet of the piano”, Chopin is widely considered as one of the most influential and popular composers in history, one of the most important people in music history of Poland and one of the greatest Romantic composers. “Chopin Memorial Prizes”Hong Kong International Piano Open Competition will be held every two years. The activity includes not only the competitions between contesters, but also the “Chopin Theme Concert”,”Chopin’s Works Appreciation Lecture” and the masterclasses given by the guests and judges from around the world.`
       The “Chopin Memorial Prizes” Hong Kong International Piano Open Competition has been highly recognized by the Alink–Argerich Foundation.
        The Alink-Argerich Foundation (AAF) was co-founded in 1999 by piano competition authority Gustav Alink and the famous pianist Martha Argerich. It's an active non-profit organization, monitoring piano activities on a worldwide scale. So far, top-level international piano competitions from 50 countries around the world already attained the acceptance of Alink-Argerich Foundation, including The Frederick Chopin International Piano Competition, The Leeds International Piano Competition, The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, The Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, The Internationaler Musikwettbewerb der ARD, The Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia, The Hamamatsu International Piano Competition, The International Music Competition Queen Elisabeth of Belgium and The International Piano Competition “Ferruccio Busoni”.

Jury Members

Zhou Guangren

Honorary Consultant
Zhou Guangren, Chinese famous pianist and professor, was born in Hannover, Germany in 1928. She was the first Chinese pianist to win international award; lifetime professor of Central Conservatory of Music; the most influential piano performer and educationist of modern China in the field of international music; "The Soul of Chinese Piano Education”.

Nancy Loo

Artistic Consultant
Nancy Loo is one of Hong Kong's most versatile artists, as pianist, radio programme host, actress and writer. She was a recipient of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in 1978. She currently teaches piano at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and The Chinese University of Hong Kong and is often invited to host music talks and master-classes, and to serve as a juror for piano competitions.

Arbo Valdma

Artistic Director
Former Dean of the Piano Faculty at the Academy of Arts at the University of Novi Sad.In 1970 he was appointed Professor of Piano for advanced students at the State Conservatory of Tallinn and, from 1979, worked as Professor of Piano at the Music Academy of Novi Sad (former Yugoslavia). From 1984 to 1992, Arbo Valdma was Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy and Head of the Piano Department at the University of Belgrade (former Yugoslavia). From 1989 to 1992, he was also Dean of the Piano Faculty at the Academy of Arts at the University of Novi Sad. Since 1992 he has been the piano professor at the Hochschule für Musik Köl

Zhu Yafen

Special Jury
International renowned piano performer, educator; teacher of International famous pianist Lang Lang. Professor of Shengyang Conservatory of Music. Currently teaching at the Music Department of the Art Institute in Renmin University of China.

Paweł Skrzypek

Special Jury
The current principal Chopin music school; Chopin international piano competition first in London; Poland ORR what ding anwar piano professor at the university of dense in the face of the amalekites; Chopin international federation committee member; The European organization for piano teacher Poland branch chairma

Jye Lee

Chairman of Competition Executive Committee in Mainland China
Mr.Lee is very experienced in promoting musical activities across the country and over the world.Lee has been doing his utmost to promote musical activities over the years such .His contribution towards the promotion of musical activities is no doubt affirmed by the socie

Chu Wanghua

Special Jury
Well-known Chinese-Australian composer, pianist.Mr.Chu is the main author of piano concerto Yellow River Piano Concerto, he made great contribution to its piano solo part. For decades, Chu’s adaption and creation works like Turn Over the Day, Two Spring moon, Xinjiang caprice, Zheng Xiao Yin, Jasmine and so on, are popular with the audience, students and teachers during the education distinction and competition, had made great improvement to Chinese piano development caree

Raymond Young

Chairman of Jury of Preliminary Contests in Mainland China
Bösendorfer Artist. One of Hong Kong’s most renowned pianists and pedagogues, he graduated from University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Being an adjudicator for numerous international and open competitions in the region, and exmaniner for Yamaha Music Foundation, he also concertizes, gives masterclasses and lectures extensively around the world.

Bao Huiqiao

Well-known Chinese pianist. Won 5th Prize in the Second George Enescu International Piano Competition in 1961; 1st Prize in the National Selective Competition of China in 1965; Best Performance Prize in the Fourth National Competition for Music Compositions. Has been a juror for many piano competitions in China as well as many international piano competition

Shi Shucheng

Chinese renowned pianist, conductor; The current Cent ral Philharmonic Orchest ra residentconductor and piano soloist . He was the first “Steinway&Sons Artist” from the mainland of Chin

Stefan Wojtas

Krakow piano music college professor; Be known as the polish pianist who has optimal students; Award winner of Leeds international piano competition in 1969 ; The polish ministry of culture awarded the top prize - gloria art gold meda

CUI Shiguang

Chinese-American pianist、composer, has been active in the United States, Mailand China and Hong Kong for more than 40 year