Steinway piano competitions serve to identify, encourage, and promote young pianists during the formative stages of their careers.

Through national competitions across Asia Pacific, young pianists audition to compete in the ‘Steinway Regional Finals Asia’. At this event, held at the concert hall of Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music at the National University of Singapore, an overall winner for Asia Pacific is selected. This pianist will go on to represent Asia Pacific and perform alongside representatives from other continents at the prestigious ‘International Steinway Festival’, an important biennial musical event organised by Steinway & Sons in Hamburg, Germany.

Competition Winners

  •  ‘Singapore Steinway Youth Piano Competition’ - Nicole Sze, 12 years old, Singapore
  •  ‘Steinway Regional Finals Asia Pacific’ piano competition - Chae Won Kim, 13 years old, South Korea

Julius Baer sponsors the ‘Steinway Regional Finals Asia Pacific’ piano competition, as well as the national ‘Singapore Steinway Youth Piano Competition’. In addition to the sponsorship of these events, Julius Baer organises musical activities in relation to these competitions. These include cocktail events held at Julius Baer, featuring performances by guest pianists on a Steinway piano, interactive music workshops for the children of Julius Baer employees, as well as an exclusive master class for the children of Julius Baer clients.

Julius Baer recognises music as a global language. Sponsorship of young pianists through the Steinway youth piano competitions reflects our focus on classical music and youth talent development, and the our commitment to the Asia Pacific region.