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 Artist. 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 Artist 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 Artists.


Details of I Play Yamaha concert: Date: 7 July 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 Artist

Age Group:

Yamaha Young Artist: 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)

Nationality:

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

Opportunities Offered Under the Yamaha Artist & Yamaha Young Artist *

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

Yamaha Young Artist:

  • 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.

Selection Process & Key Dates

Date Event Venue
1 Apr, 11:59pm Closing date for registration (Extension of submission dateline: 1 Apr 2018) -
Apr Notification of result of video screening round (via email) -
28 Apr (Tentative date) Auditions Yamaha Thomson Plaza - Piano Salon
Mid May Notification of results of audition round:
Selected participants will be invited to perform at I Play Yamaha Concert via email
7 Jul I Play Yamaha Concert Chamber, The Arts House
  1. All completed Google registration forms and video submissions must be received by 1 Apr 2018, 11:59pm.
  2. Registrants will receive a written notification via email the results of the video screening round by April.
  3. Registrants who displayed musical excellence in the video submission will be invited by the panel for an audition on 28 April (tentative date).
  4. Pianists who are shortlisted to be part of the Yamaha Artist and Yamaha Young Artist will be notified via email after the audition by mid May.
  5. The panel’s decision is final and no discussion or correspondence will be entertained.