December 3, 2020
We are pleased to announce the names of our finalists for the 2020 Pacific Youth Music Festival Virtual Gala! Please join us this Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 5:00pm PST as we showcase the performances of these amazing young performers!
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2020 Pacific Youth Piano Festival Gala Competition
November 25, 2020
November 23, 2020
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have replaced one of our adjudicators. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Steven Mann (NYC, New York) on the judging panel once again this year.
November 9, 2020
Pacific Youth Piano Festival 2020 registration is now open! We are grateful for all your submissions to date as we move to our online festival this year!
A reminder that our registration deadline is 11:59pm November 16, 2020. We recommend that you get your registration (especially mailed in registrations) in early as we will need time to advise you where your videos need to be sent to. To that end, we have also extended the video submission deadline to 11:59pm November 19, 2020. We appreciate your co-operation in this matter.
Once again, we are delighted to welcome Michelle Mares (Vancouver BC, Canada), Timothy Ledger (Montreal, QE, Canada; Cincinnati, OH, USA) and Keiko Alexander (Chicago, Il, USA; Vancouver, BC, Canada) as our adjudicators during the Festival this year.
September 3, 2020
In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that continues to develop, the Society has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s live festival and move to a virtual festival.
For all participants and collaborators of the concerto category, we hope to have you join us again in the near future. Thank you for your tremendous support in the Pacific Youth Piano Festival.
We are excited to announce the newly updated categories:
🎹 Grade Categories 🎹
. Novice – Introductory to Grade 3
. Junior – Grade 4 to 6
. Intermediate – Grade 7 to 8
. Senior – Grade 9 – 10
. Diploma – Diploma & above
🎹 Age Categories 🎹
. Age 6 to 8
. Age 9 to 12
. Age 13 – 15
. Age 16 – 19
. Age 20 – 30
🎹 Non-Competitive Category 🎹
. Up to Age 30
Please continue to follow us on social media or visit our website http://www.piyms.org for updates in the following weeks.
We wish you all to stay healthy and safe.