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The 7th Steinway Youth Piano Competition THAILAND 2025


Welcome to the 7th edition of the Steinway Youth Piano Competition (SYPC), a biannual event that brings together talented young pianists from 8 Southeast Asian countries: Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. The purpose of competition is to identify, encourage, and promote young pianists in the formative stages of their careers.

The local edition of SYPC is an exciting experience that enables pianists from all over Thailand to meet and interact with each other in one location; with the option to compete in The Professional Class where the Grand Prize Winner will represent Thailand in the Southeast Asia Regional Finals to compete for a spot at the International Steinway Festival, or the Amateur Class where pianists of all skill levels are welcome to showcase their progression in their piano-playing journey.

The prestigious Steinway Youth Piano Competition which focuses on young, aspiring musicians ages 17 and below, attracts hundreds of talented contestants, as well as numerous musical professionals who come to witness and support these musicians. 


The 7th Steinway Youth Piano Competition Thailand in 2025 will focus on two Classes, The Professional Class and The Amateur Class.

The Grand Prize Winner of The Professional Class will represent Thailand in the Southeast Asia Regional Finals, competing for a chance to perform at the International Steinway Festival in Hamburg, Germany. In this Class, contestants are expected to follow the repertoire requirements. 

The Amateur Class is a great platform for those who wish to showcase their talents, meet other musicians and hone their performance experience. In this Class, contestants are allowed to choose the music they feel best represents their talent, without having to perform compulsary works. 


competition schedules

Online Application Oct - Dec 2024
Repertoire Submission Oct - Dec 2024
Local Preliminary Mar 2025
Local Semi-Finals May 2025
Local Grand Finals May 2025
Regional Finals SEAP (Bangkok)
*Professional Class Only
Jul / Aug 2025
International Steinway Festival (Hamburg)
*Professional Class Only
Sep 2025

ABOUT Steinway Regional Finals - SouthEast Asia Pacific

The International Steinway Youth Piano Competition was originated in Berlin, Germany in 1936, and inaugurated in Southeast Asia in 2012. This is the 7th time the South-East Asia Pacific region has been included in the International Steinway Festival. As classical music becomes an important element in this region, there is demand for high-level competitions on a global level for these young budding talents.

In the 7th Steinway Regional Finals Southeast Asia Pacific in 2025, the national representatives from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam will be selected to compete with each other to determine Southeast Asia Pacific’s participant at the 21st International Steinway Festival.


ABOUT International Steinway Festival

Created in 1987, the Steinway Festival is an important biennial event sponsored by Steinway & Sons in Hamburg, Germany. Its purpose is to identify, encourage, and promote young pianists in the formative stage of their careers. Ever since, the selected pianists from different regions have been invited to Hamburg to experience an exciting festival program and, above all, a valuable exchange with like-minded people.


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