National Piano and Violin Competition

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Country and Region SingaporeSingapore
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Singapore, Singapore
Festival Contact Information

National Piano and Violin Competition
National Arts Council
140 Hill Street
03-01 MICA Building
Singapore 179369

Festival Description

The National Piano and Violin Competition (NPVC) is organised by the National Arts Council Singapore and is held every 2 years. Started in 1997, the competition helps identify and develop young music talents by providing opportunities for young musicians to perform before international adjudicators. It also aims to improve musical standards of the piano and violin in Singapore.

A unique platform that identifies and develops young musical talents, this biennial competition has produced many promising young musicians and launched some of their performing careers, including Ms Tang Tee Khoon (violin) and Mr Lim Yan (piano). After winning 1st prize in the Piano Open category at the 1997 NPVC, Mr Lim went on to receive the NAC’s Young Artist Award for Music in 2006. He has since performed extensively with leading conductors and orchestras in Singapore and Europe.

Festival Dates November 30 - December 8, 2013
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Festival Story:

NAC was set up to spearhead the development of the arts in Singapore while advancing the country’s aspiration to be a distinctive global city for the arts. NAC’s mission is to nurture the arts and make Singapore’s rich and diverse culture an integral part of people’s lives. Anchored on the twin strategies of excellence and engagement in the arts, NAC aims to build a vibrant arts sector by creating a conducive environment where the arts is accessible to all, and artistic talents have the necessary resources and capabilities to excel and achieve long-term sustainability. For more information on NAC’s programmes and initiatives, please visit


Festival Events:

Schedule 2013:
  • The entire competition will run from 30 November to 8 December 2013, with the Prize Winners’ Concert & Prize Presentation Ceremony taking place on 8 December, Sunday.


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Practical Info:

Competition registration 2013:
  • The National Arts Council (NAC) is pleased to announce the 2013 National Piano and Violin Competition (NPVC) open call for registration. In addition to seeking the participation of young pianists and violinists, this open call also encourages aspiring composers to submit their original works. Winning compositions will be featured as set pieces throughout the competition and selected winners will perform alongside a full orchestra at the Prize Winners’ Concert & Prize Presentation Ceremony on 8 December 2013.
  • Deadlines
    • Interested participants may apply for the 9th edition of the competition from now to August 16, 2013. The closing date for the submission of compositions is June 14, 2013. Registration details can be found on the website:


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