21st-22nd October 2023 – Young pianists came in from all over the region with a total of 99 finalists selected from more than 500 participants across the Exam and Junior Categories from all over the region including Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Russia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Germany, USA, Australia, Taiwan, Myanmar, and the Philippines. 

64 Cristofori students made it into the Singapore Grand Finals. 9 of the Top Prize winners were our very own Cristofori students!

The Finals featured the participants in the Exam (Grades 1-8) and Junior (Ages 12 and below) Categories, and we heard some of the most beautiful renditions of piano exam pieces from the Exam Category contestants, as well as brilliant performances from the Junior Category.

It was a difficult decision for the jury panel due to the exceptional performances of the participants in the final round.

Congratulations once again to all our Cristofori Students, all the Winners, and all the contestants who made it through to the grand finals!

International Grand Finalist and representative of Singapore in the Open Professional Category Tan Jing Yang was also awarded his certificates from the International Grand Finals held in Guangzhou, China from 1st-5th October 2023. 

𝟏𝟗-𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫-𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐓𝐚𝐧 𝐉𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐘𝐚𝐧𝐠 is one of the youngest contestants to emerge among the top 18 finalists to enter the 𝟐𝐧𝐝 𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟 the 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑 𝐊𝐚𝐲𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐮𝐫𝐠 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐏𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐨 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 in the Open Category held at Guangzhou, Baiyun International Convention Center.

Jing Yang performed works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Ravel. His 18-minute performance showed command, intensity, poetry, and sensitivity and, was nothing less than riveting and sensational. Despite having to juggle his time with less than 2 days a week to practice due to his commitment to National Service in the Singapore Army, Jing Yang’s remarkable performance at the Kayserburg International piano competition is awe-inspiring. 

His message for the many boys and girls out there in Singapore is to stay passionate and be devoted to the thing you love – 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐜

From all of us in Singapore and from Kayserburg Music School, Congratulations to Jing Yang for this spectacular achievement!

The Kayserburg International Youth Piano Competition Celebrates its 40th Anniversary with this year’s competition – Held every 2 years, the KIYPC was founded with the aim to bring together aspiring piano players of all nationalities in a celebration of music and passion amid global hardships, and to spread joy and hope into the world.

Results of the Kayserburg International Youth Piano Competition 2023 are out now on the Kayserburg Music School SG Official Facebook Page, and on our website www.rs-event.sg

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