I Play Yamaha – The search for the next Yamaha Artist

If you are searching for opportunities to perform and if you welcome Yamaha Piano as your first choice of musical expression, Yamaha is proud to invite you to be a Yamaha Artist or Yamaha Young Talent. These two programmes are new initiatives by Yamaha Singapore to nurture emerging young piano talents in Singapore. Pianists under the two-year Yamaha Artist and Yamaha Young Talent will be affiliated with the group of Yamaha Artists such as Hiromi Uehara and Cyprien Katsaris and gain access to exclusive performance opportunities. Pianists selected will be featured at the inaugural “I Play Yamaha” concert, which highlights the new Yamaha Artists and Yamaha Young Talents.

Details of I Play Yamaha concert: Date: 26 May 2018 | Venue: Chamber, The Arts House

This event is organised by Yamaha Music Asia Private Limited and managed by Global Cultural Alliance Ltd. For any further enquiries, please contact: Karine Tan / Bryan Tay at enquiries@gcaworld.sg.

Eligibility of Yamaha Artist & Yamaha Young Talent

Age Group:

Yamaha Young Talent: 13 - 16 years old
(i.e. born between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2005)

Yamaha Artist: 17 - 25 years old (at the age of entry)
(i.e. born between January 1, 1993 and December 31, 2001)


Open to Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents (PRs) residing in Singapore only.

Opportunities Offered Under the Yamaha Artist & Yamaha Young Talent *

Talents under the two-year Yamaha Artist and Yamaha Young Talent are entitled to the opportunities below:

Yamaha Young Talent:

  • Masterclass with renowned artist
  • Combined recital at Yamaha Piano Salon, Thomson Plaza
  • Combined concert at a venue in Singapore
  • Privilege ownership programme
  • Opportunity to be featured in Yamaha’s publicity materials

Yamaha Artist:

  • Masterclass with renowned artist
  • Solo recital at Yamaha Piano Salon, Thomson Plaza
  • Combined recital at a venue within regional countries (Costs to be co-shared between Artist and Yamaha)
  • Privilege ownership programme
  • Opportunity to be featured in Yamaha’s publicity materials

*Details of the programmes are subjected to change. More details of the programmes will be shared at a later date.

How to Register

Interested parties may register via: https://goo.gl/forms/ENhVilLc2ecBZ7Q53

Repertoire & Duration (Video Submission & Audition)

  1. Participants are required to perform a 10 to 20 min programme of works from the Western Classical repertoire (i.e from 17th to 21st centuries).
  2. Participants are encouraged to select works which are contrasting in nature.
  3. Participants are expected to perform from memory.
  4. The same repertoire must be performed for both the video submission and the audition.

Payment Details

  1. An registration fee of $25 (before booking fee) is applicable to all registrants and is non-refundable.
  2. Registrants are required to make payment via:

Selection Process & Key Dates

Date Event Venue
25 Mar, 6pm Closing date for registration -
30 Mar Notification of result of video screening round (via email) -
7 Apr Auditions Yamaha Thomson Plaza - Piano Salon
20 Apr Notification of results of audition round:
Selected participants will be invited to perform at I Play Yamaha Concert via email
26 May I Play Yamaha Concert Chamber, The Arts House
  1. All completed Google registration forms and video submissions must be received by 25 March 2018, 6pm.
  2. Registrants will receive a written notification via email the results of the video screening round by 30 March.
  3. Registrants who displayed musical excellence in the video submission will be invited by the panel for an audition on 7 April.
  4. Pianists who are shortlisted to be part of the Yamaha Artist and Yamaha Young Talent will be notified via email after the audition by 20 April.
  5. The panel’s decision is final and no discussion or correspondence will be entertained.