Pianists gear up for contest in town

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The Music Training and Development Center under the HCM City Conservatory of Music will host the HCM City Piano Competition 2017 for local and international amateur and professional contestants aged between 6 and 24 from June 14-18.

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There are six age groups for contestants in the amateur level, including those aged from 6 to 7, from 8 to 9, from 10 to 11, from 12 to 13, from 14 to 15 and from 16 to 24.

Professional pianists will compete in age group of 9-12, 12-15, 16-18 and 19-24. Participants are advised to submit a portrait picture, a photocopy of birth certificate or ID card and registration fee to the organizer between April 1 and June 1. They have to perform classic pieces, not jazz, blue, Broadway, semi-classic or pop ballad works.

There are one first prize, one second prize and one third prize and some consolation prizes in each age group of amateur and professional contestants.

Especially, winners in the amateur level will be enrolled to study at the faculty of piano of the HCM City Conservatory of Music, without sitting an entrance examination. Furthermore, winners will receive 20% to 50% discounts to join the music summer camp 2017 expected to take place at the conservatory in August.

A judging panel will consist of associate professor Ta Quang Dong, director of the HCMC Conservatory of Music; Le Ho Hai, head of the piano faculty; and Nguyen Thuy Yen, deputy head of the piano faculty; and other veteran lecturers and local and international pianists.

For further information, contact Ms. Tran Kieu Lai Thuy on 0908 155 745, email: laithuy@gmail.com or Ms. Tran Thi Kim Oanh on 0986 896 106, email: kimoanhnvtp@gmail.com or Mr. Tran Tri Trung on 01217 539 128, email: trung4ndt@gmsil.com.

Registration forms are to be sent to 112 Nguyen Du Street, District 1, HCMC, or 143 Phan Dang Luu Street, Phu Nhuan District, HCM City.

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