Festival News 2020

Festival News

December 19, 2020

December 5, 2020
Congratulations to all Finalists! Pacific International Youth Music Society is grateful for another successful year. Thank you to all teachers, parents and participants for their continuous support, hard work and dedication in music. Thank you to our wonderful Adjudicators Ms. Keiko Alexander, Dr. Timothy Ledger and Dr. Steven Mann for their professional inputs and constructive adjudication. Our special thanks to our Sponsors PCI Developments LP, A. Yip & Associates, Long and McQuade Musical Instruments, Hong Kong Music Publisher, JTS Habitat Ltd., Pansy Yeung of Remax Realty, Harvey and Joyce Eng, Utilismart Corporation, Imperial Trophies and Designs, Tom Lee Music of Canada, Ms. Camilla Qiu, Michael Liu of ML2 Reality for their generous support during this unprecedented time. Lastly, thank you to our best team of Advisory Committee, Board Members, Executive Director and Volunteers for their devotion during the festival! We look forward to seeing all of you again in 2021!
Gala Results 2020.

December 5, 2020
Gala concert video will be aired on December 5, 2020 Saturday 5pm PST.
Click here to go to the Gala


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!
Follow us here where we will be posting the link to stream our virtual event!
2020 Pacific Youth Piano Festival Gala Competition

Gala Program
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Gala Program 2020

November 25, 2020

Finalist 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 yearโ€™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:

๐ŸŽน Grade Categories ๐ŸŽน
. Novice – Introductory to Grade 3
. Junior – Grade 4 to 6
. Intermediate – Grade 7 to 8
. Senior – Grade 9 – 10
. Diploma – Diploma & above

๐ŸŽน Age Categories ๐ŸŽน
. Age 6 to 8
. Age 9 to 12
. Age 13 – 15
. Age 16 – 19
. Age 20 – 30

๐ŸŽน Non-Competitive Category ๐ŸŽน
. 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.