6th Steinway Youth Piano Competition

March 9, 2022 Off By Steinway Boutique Manila
6th Steinway Youth Piano Competition

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 6th edition of the Steinway Youth Piano Competition (SYPC), a biennial event that brings together talented young pianists from Asian countries: Indonesia, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. The competition highlights and promotes the talents of the next generation of great pianists.

The SYPC is not only an exciting experience that enables pianists from all over the world to meet and interact with each other in one location; it also gives them a chance to compete for The Advanced Class where the winner will represent the Philippines in Southeast Asia Regional Finals and will compete for a spot at the International Steinway Festival. The next is The Intermediate Class that is given the opportunity to showcase their progression in their piano-playing journey.

The prestigious SYPC attracts thousands of talented students every year, as well as numerous musical professionals who come to watch and support these musicians.

Timeline of the Competition

The entry deadline for the Advanced Class is on March 21, 2022, while the Intermediate Class is on March 22, 2022. The competition is open to any young musician under the age of 17 who wants to showcase their talent in front of a live audience, comprising of two classes.

The Advanced Class & the Intermediate Class

This year, the competition will focus mainly on two categories, the Advanced Class and the Intermediate Class.

The winner of The Advanced Class will represent the Philippines in the Southeast Asia Regional Finals, competing for a chance to perform at the International Steinway Festival.

The Intermediate Class which was first launched in 2022, is a great platform for those who wish to showcase their talents, meet other people and hone their performance skills. In this competition, competitors don’t have to submit an assignment; they can choose the music they feel best represents their talent.

We want to reassure all our participants, adjudicators, and artists associated with the competition that all efforts are being taken to provide a safe and secure environment for everyone.

Find out more about the 6th SYPC:


SYPC 2022 will be an in-person event. In the light of the ongoing pandemic, the organizers endeavor to provide an environment that is as safe as possible for all participants, adjudicators, and audiences in line with prevailing safe management measures.


The competition requires that all participants, aged 13 and above, be fully vaccinated at the time of the participant’s performance at the competition.

We understand that some may have underlying medical conditions which do not make vaccination possible. In this, we seek your understanding to produce a note of medical exemption.

For those who are unvaccinated and do not fall in any of the above, you may participate in the competition from home via an online platform, e.g., you may perform via zoom from your home. In this instance, the participant will be solely responsible for the technical setup at home.


Participants 12 years of age and below who are unvaccinated may take part in the competition but must observe all safety management measures. They may also perform from home via an online platform, e.g. via zoom. The participant will be solely responsible for the technical setup at home.


  1. Each participant is allowed a maximum of two vaccinated guardians.
  2. Contract tracing will be implemented for all participants and guardians.
  3. Guardians 18 years old and above will be requested to present proof of vaccination.
  4. Well-fitted face masks shall be worn properly at all times. Participants have the option to take off the face mask during the performance.
  5. Social distancing should be observed at all times.
  6. Follow seat assignments prepared by the organizers.

Over and above everything, the organizers will follow the guidelines of the local government at the time of the competition. Thank you for your forbearance and once again, we hope to be able to work with you to create a safe environment for all during the competition.