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Our Inaugural Competition

July, 2019

In the words of Helen Gumanti, head of the IIPC artistic committee, IIPC is designed to be one of the most prestigious piano competitions in the Asia Pacific Region. “Through this competition, we can make a major contribution to the development of classical music in Indonesia, as Indonesian pianists should not need to go far out of the country to be able to compete at the international level,” she established. To further create impact in the musical and artistic pursuit of the laureates, IIPC also provides performances and recording opportunities to the gold medalists of the professional category under The Grand Signature Piano, making it the only competition in Indonesia that rewards its winners with a chance to jumpstart professional careers.

As the culmination of IIPC, The Winners Award & Gala Concert was held on July 7, 2019 at Usmar Ismail Hall - Jakarta. The event featured competition’s judge Pascal Rogé, pianist of international caliber from well-known record labels and one of the most renowned French music icons in the world. Most significantly, the progress of the top young pianists of today will be showcased through the appearance of laureates from each of the four competing categories. That same night, awards will be given to all pianists who have taken part as volunteers in this year’s IIPC.

Your presence is invaluable support for young pianists in the country. Let us invigorate Indonesia’s musical scene with our dedication to Indonesia!

Classical music in Indonesia has grown rapidly in the past several decades. Its reach has expanded through concerts, competitions and other activities that have immersed a greater and more diverse audience in the genre. Many young, talented Indonesian pianists who pursue their dreams of joining international competitions or continue their studies abroad have become successful internationally. 

With its first rounds held in May and the final rounds in July, Indonesia International Piano Competition is passionate about presenting the brightest opportunities for pianists to show their talent and offering select platforms for them to begin their musical career. The Grand Signature Piano is very proud to support a competition whose vision is to be aninternational event that not only Indonesian pianists, but talented pianists from Asia Pacific Region, will look forward to being a part of.

This competition holds its own amongst the best, not only for its standard of distinction and its world class judges, but for the experiences and opportunities pianists will receive during and after the competition. Merely in its debut, this international piano competition has attracted several highly accomplished international participants, some hailing from China, Japan and Singapore. It is our hope that this enthusiasm from the international world will continue to grow in future competitions.

Indonesia International Piano Competition is the first substantial step we can take together to make a difference in Indonesia’s classical music. This is our dedication to Indonesia.

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