National Piano & Violin Competition 2023
The National Piano & Violin Competition (NPVC) is Singapore's oldest and most prestigious music competition, showcasing the country's best classical music talents. The 14th edition of the NPVC is set to take place from 25 November to 3 December at the Victoria Concert Hall and Esplanade, and we invite young musicians to join this esteemed competition.
This year's competition promises to be exceptional, featuring world-class musicians across a diverse panel of adjudicators, including Christopher Park, Marianna Shirinyan, Noriko Ogawa for piano, and Erik Heide, Kevin Lin, and Yu-Chien Tseng for violin. The competition comprises four categories of piano and violin, with 24 live performance rounds culminating in the Prize Winners' Concert & Prize Presentation Ceremony on the final evening on 3 December.
One of the highlights of this year's competition is the return of the NPVC Orchestra on stage, performing alongside the Artist piano and violin finalists. Participants from the Senior and Artist categories for both piano and violin will perform set pieces arranged by Singaporean composer Terrence Wong. The competition will provide young musicians with an opportunity to perform before international musicians, learn from the best in the industry, and hone their skills.
The top three winners in each category will receive trophies, certificates, and cash prizes. Notable past winners of the NPVC include young Singaporean violinist Chloe Chua, who has since gone on to win joint First Prize in the Junior category of the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin Competition in 2018. Chloe was appointed as SSO Artist-In-Residence for the 2022/23 season, the youngest artist with the title in the orchestra's history.
All performances will be live-streamed on Singapore Symphony and Singapore National Youth Orchestra's YouTube channels, providing a platform for young musicians to showcase their talent to a global audience. In addition, the public can enjoy free admission to most live competition rounds. Tickets to the Artist Finals on 2 & 3 December and Prize Winners' Concert on 3 December will be available at $10 each.
The NPVC will be an excellent opportunity for young musicians to take their musical careers to the next level. It is a platform to showcase their talent to a global audience, learn from the best in the industry, and gain valuable experience in the competitive world of classical music. We’re proud to partner with the Singapore Symphony Group to invite all young musicians to register for the NPVC 2023 and be part of this prestigious competition.
Registration for the NPVC 2023 opens on 2 May and will close on 10 July at 5 pm. We encourage all young musicians to register and take part in this esteemed competition. For more information, please visit www.sso.org.sg/npvc.