Shanghai International Piano Competition for Young Artists
ShanghaiChina
August 12-17, 2019

Dear Competitors, Distinguished Members of Jury, and Friends,

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 12th Shanghai International Piano Competition for Young Artists. The competition will be held in the beautiful city of Shanghai and is in collaboration with European Foundation for Support of Culture. We are looking forward to hearing wonderful and inspirational music from young artists of the world. It is our mission to discover and encourage pianists who possess a personal voice of interpretation and musical conviction. Our distinguished jury will recognize those competitors who convey themselves as true artists. I wish for all of the competitors to be inspired by each note they play and to continue their journey of musical passion in the future. I sincerely thank each of the jury members and supporters who helped make it happen.

My very best wishes, 
Zhe Tang
Artistic Director
Shanghai International Piano Competition for Young Artists
Professor of Piano, Shanghai Conservatory of Music


Dear Ladies and Gentlemen! 

We are glad to welcome you to the first edition of the Shanghai International Piano Competition for Young Artists 2019 organized by European Foundation for Support of Culture, which is taking place in the city of China – Shanghai.

This international festival will also comprise of an international piano competition, providing an opportunity and a new effective platform for young pianists, not only to show their technique, skills and professionalism but also their personality and knowledge when interpreting the compositions, which they will be performing.

Shanghai International Piano Competition for Young Artists 2019 makes part of the big series of 14 international piano competitions where 5 best participants of each competition will be invited to participate at the Malta International Piano Competition 2021 within the framework of the “Malta International Music Festival”.

The mission of the European Foundation for Support of Culture through the presentation of the Shanghai International Piano Competition for Young Artists 2019 is to discover, promote, support and document the great masters of the keyboard emerging in this generation; to rediscover unusual repertoire while providing audiences with a unique musical experience; to build the audiences of the future to help ensure the very existence of classical music. Our focus is to give talents opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience on an international level and thus we are glad to attract pianists from different countries around the world!

I wish all participants good luck and invite classical music lovers to join us at the concerts!

With best regards and respect,  
Mr. Konstantin Ishkhanov,
President of European Foundation for Support of Culture