Steinway Youth Piano Competition 2014

If you have been following my blog, you may have noticed that AJ participated in this competition & I was rallying a sms voting campaign for him on my blog post here.

He got in into the semi-finals.  Today is the Grand Finals.  It has been a long day for us, waking up at 6am to prepare ourselves to reach Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (NUS) at 7.45am for the Steinway Youth Piano Competition. I must say the entire process of this competition gave AJ & myself a very goodd experience on how International brands run their competition. We were awed by how professional this whole competition was run.

"That's me!" he said

No. AJ didnt get in into the Finals. I was expecting it though deep in my heart I really hope he would get in. The competition was so keen, the marks got as narrow as decimal point difference.

We were disappointed but we understand things don't always go the way we want/hope. 

I would like to thank ALL here who supported AJ by voting for him as The Most Popular Pianist. He came in 3rd among 17 contestants. He didnt win himself a masterclass in Hungary but he won himself a masterclass in Singapore with Steinway.

Thank you for your great love in the sms campaign. Words can't express how touched I am. My heartfelt thanks to all!

This is 1 of the 3 pieces he played for the competition - Sonatina in C by Kabalevsky Op.13 No. 1 1st movement.  If you can't view it from the blog, here's the link to youtube.

It's now time for him to channel his energy & effort for his next graded exam.


  1. Replies
    1. Haha, I also think so. That's why we were disappointed. Muahaha :p

    2. Comopetitions are this way. Some more this is such an Elite competition! Well, at least they let you videotape. :D

      What is he doing next? Diploma exams?

    3. No lah. The size of his hands hasnt reached that level yet. He is also not mature enough to do such high level stuff.


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