Festival News 2017

November 4, 2017

Pacific International Youth Music Society wishes to congratulate all winners and
runner-ups of the Gala Competition 2017:

Winner Runner-Up
Novice Colyn Feng Li Joshua Hong
Junior Verity T. S. Leung Chloe Luyi Sun
Intermediate Alvin Liang Daniel Clever Chen
Senior Darren Tsai
Diploma Michelle Jia Yun Xu Lin Kai Zhang
Winner Runner-Up
Age 6 to 8 Leon Xiang Qiuzi Nini Lu
Age 9 to 11 Paul Wang Matthew Zi-En Li
Age 12 to 14 Carey Wang Angela Hu
Age 15 to 17 Annie Yu Cao Sue Wang
Concerto Rachel Wei
Winner of overall highest mark in Preliminary Round: Annie Yu Cao
Winner of the Pacific Youth Piano Festival Gala Trophy: Rachel Wei

November 2, 2017
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November 2, 2017

Age and Grade
Category Competitor Composer Title Mark Average
Age 6 to 8 Leon Xiang Zhuang Xinjiang Dance 95 94.5
Quizi Nini Lu Huang Pictures from Bashu (suite) 92 92
Age 9 to 11 Paul Wang Chopin Nocturne in C sharp Minor, op. posth., B49 94 93
Matthew Zi-En Li Liszt Etudes de execution de apres Paganini, S. 140, no. 6 91 91.5
Age 12 to 14 Angela Hu Liszt Concert Paraphrase of Rigoletto (Verdi) 95 94
Carey Wang Balakirev The Lark, transc. from Mikhail Glinka 96 94.5
Age 15 to 17 Annie Yu Cao Chopin Ballade in F Major, op. 38 96 95.5
Sue Wang  Albeniz  El Polo 94 93.5
Category Competitor Composer Title Mark Average
Novice Colyn Feng Li Biehl Sonatina in C Major, op. 57, no. 1, 2nd mvt. 93 92.5
Joshua Hong Griesdale Arctic Voices 91 90.5
Junior Verity T. S. Leung Diabelli Sonatina in F Major, op. 168, no. 1, 1st mvt. 91 90
Chloe Luyi Sun Diabelli Sonatina in F Major, op. 168, no. 1, 3rd mvt. 92 91
Intermediate Daniel Clever Chen Chatman Earthquake 91.5 91
Alvin Liang Duncan Eucalyptus Grove 93 92.5
Senior Darren Tsai Takacs Toccata, op. 54 94 92.5
Only one finalist was selected for this category
Diploma Michelle Jia Yun Xu Chopin Ballade in G Minor, op. 23 92 91.5
Lin Kai Zhang Mendelssohn Variations serieuses, op. 54 92 90

October 30, 2017

Concerto Winner
Competitor Composer Title Mark
Rachel Wei Mozart Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major, K. 453, 1st mvt. 91.5

October 25, 2017
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October 2, 2017

We are pleased to announce that due to numerous requests, the registration deadline has been extended to October 10th, 2017. For application forms and further details regarding this year’s competition, please visit our website. click here

We thank you again for your ongoing dedication and support in encouraging the enjoyment and appreciation of music. We look forward to seeing you at the festival this year!

May 15, 2017

Dear Teachers, Parents and Students,

Pacific Youth Piano Festival 2017 registration is now open! We are delighted to welcome Ms. Jane Hayes, Dr. Steven Mann and Dr. Raymond Wong as our adjudicators at this year’s festival. Our festival will take place from October 27 to November 2 and the gala concert will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017. We have updated our festival structure, class categories and awards . For further information and registration forms, please visit us at www.piyms.org.

We look forward to seeing you at the festival!

Best regards,

Pacific International Youth Music Society