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2021 Kayserburg International Youth Piano Competition Now Open to U.S. Pianists

The Kayserburg International Youth Piano Competition is now open to pianists in the U.S. and Canada. Entrants can compete for a top prize all-expenses-paid trip to the finals in Guangzhou, China from November 12 to 15, 2021.

Held every two years since 1983, the Pearl River · Kayserburg International Youth Piano Competition is currently the world’s largest with over 100,000 participants. For 2021 there will be ten participating host countries under Overseas Group: the United States, Canada, Philippines, Singapore, Australia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Ecuador, Poland, and Iran.

The competition features two categories, the Student Group, ages 13 to 16, and the Open Group for pianists from age 17 to 32. The competitors will submit three video performances of contrasting pieces from different composers totaling a maximum of 12 minutes.

The first prize for the Student Group is a Kayserburg Excellent Series Upright KX1, while the Open Group winners will receive either a Kayserburg Heritage Series Grand GH160 or a Kayserburg Artist Series Grand KA160. Top prizes include cash prizes, and all winners will also receive a certificate and trophy.

This year, the regional hosts are Skelley Piano in University Place, Washington, Piano Direct Import in Skokie, Illinois, Ethan Dong/Opus Music Foundation in Irvine, California and Loewen Piano House in Vancouver, Canada. Please contact the host nearest you for more information and the application.

“Pearl River launched the Kayserburg International Youth Piano Competition to support ongoing development in performing arts in general, and to promote music education in the new era,” said Pearl River’s Global Director of Sales & Marketing Leng Tshua. “We encourage learning enthusiasm and supporting a new generation of young artists.”

Kayserburg International Youth Piano Competition
Kayserburg Youth Piano Competition

The Quest For Perfection

With the mandate to create ‘the finest pianos in the world,’ Pearl River combined the finest in German precision craftsmanship with the latest advancements in acoustics and state-of-the-art manufacturing technology. The result is pianos that challenge listeners and performers to name one better.

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European Performance

In fact, in a blind test, the KA132B 52″ Upright Piano was compared with European pianos costing up to three times as much. An amazing 90% of the judging panel, composed of musicians and technicians, believed the Kayserburg to be the most expensive.

Unparalleled Craftsmanship

Over 8,000 precision components, more than 300 meticulous processes, and one singular standard of excellence are used to create the ultimate expression of German craftsmanship.

Precision components are produced by advanced CNC digital machinery, then assembled by expert craftsmen. Röslau strings and premium hammers with parts and felt imported from Germany, ebony wood sharps, and selected spruce for soundboards are just a few examples of the quality and workmanship that characterize every Kayserburg piano. Learn more »

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Kayserburg pianos are manufactured with the responsible use of natural resources. Certification for compliance with ISO9001 Management System Standards and ISO14001 Environmental Management Systems Standards demonstrates a firm commitment to sustainable production methods.