Introduction

From June 2017, Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music hold The “HCMC Piano Competition”. The precursor of this competition is Piano Amateur Contests that The Music Training and Development Center (directly under The Ho Chi Minh Conservatory of Music) has held since 2014. Piano Amateur is a contest only for non - professional candidates. The number of contestants varies from 60 to 130 anually. From 2017, the competition was renamed Ho Chi Minh City Piano Competition. The first time the contest is attended by professional candidates. The quality of candidates is clearly improved. The first time the jury members of the competition have famous professors, doctors, pianists from other city and outside.

The number of candidates increased to 190. The first time the competition has many foreign participants (14 candidates from Korea and Malaysia). All Korean contestants are highly qualified. There are 10 categories of candidates: 4 categories in group 1 (professional candidates), 6 categories in group 2 (non - professional candidates). The competition received positive feedback from candidates, parents, jury and audiences.

With the success of the 2017 competition, Ho Chi Minh Conservatory of Music continue to hold The Ho Chi Minh City Piano Competition 2018 from 12/6/2018 to 18/6/2018 at Ho Chi Minh Conservatory of Music. Candidates can take part in 2 groups as follows:

a) Group I: Professional contestants:

STT CATEGORY BIRTH YEAR
1 A: 9 – 11 years old 2009 to 2007
2 B: 12 – 15 years old 2006 to 2003
3 C: 16 – 18 years old 2002 to 2000
4 D: 19 – 24 years old 1999 to 1994

b) Group II: Non-professional contestants:

STT CATEGORY BIRTH YEAR
1 A: 6 – 7 years old 2012 to 2011
2 B: 8 – 11 years old 2010 to 2007
3 C: 12 – 15 years old 2006 to 2003
4 D: 16 – 24 years old 2002 to 1994

Award:

Group 1: Professional

Category 01 First Prize 01 Second Prize 01 Third Prize
A 4.000.000vnđ 2.000.000vnđ 1.000.000vnđ
B 6.000.000vnđ 4.000.000vnđ 2.000.000vnđ
C 7.000.000vnđ 5.000.000vnđ 3.000.000vnđ
D 10.000.000vnđ 7.000.000vnđ 4.000.000vnđ

And some Consolation prizes

Group 2: Non Professional

Category 01 First Prize 01 Second Prize 01 Third Prize
A 4.000.000vnđ 2.000.000vnđ 1.000.000vnđ
B 5.000.000vnđ 3.000.000vnđ 2.000.000vnđ
C 6.000.000vnđ 4.000.000vnđ 3.000.000vnđ
D 6.000.000vnđ 4.000.000vnđ 3.000.000vnđ

And some Consolation prizes

JURY: Including famous Pianists, Professors of Việt Nam and from abroad.