NTD’s 6th International Piano Competition is set to take place in New York from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2.
The International Piano Competition is one in a series of international cultural and arts events hosted by NTD Television Network. The mission of this competition is to promote traditional arts of pure authenticity, pure goodness, and pure beauty, and to bring back the glory of piano masterpieces from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods.
The competition’s commitment to artistic excellence is a means to allow the 250-year legacy of piano literature to continue to flourish and to pass it on to future generations to come.
This year, it is the International Piano Competition’s great honor to be permitted to select and rearrange one of the vocal pieces composed by world-renowned composer and Artistic Director of Shen Yun Performing Arts—D. F.—to be this competition’s Commissioned Composition. Pianists who make it to the semifinals will have the opportunity to perform this specially commissioned composition. A “Best Rendition Award of the Commissioned Composition” is established for the competition.
Inheriting the characteristics of the Music of Shen Yun, the Commissioned Composition features the perfect harmony of Eastern and Western classical music. The Western piano serves as a foundation, accentuating the distinct sound of Chinese classical music. The bedrock of soul-stirring melodies from the ancient Middle Kingdom is fully brought to life by a Western instrument, the piano. The perfect harmony of Eastern and Western classical music is what makes the Commissioned Composition unique.
The semifinals, finals, and winners’ concert will be open to audience members and livestreamed on NTD’s and The Epoch Times’ websites and social media channels.
Semifinals: Oct. 31, 10 a.m. ET
Finals: Nov. 1, 1 p.m. ET
Future Stars Concert & Award Ceremony: Nov. 2, 2 p.m. ET
Merkin Hall of Kaufman Music Center
129 West 67th Street New York, NY 10023
Admission tickets: $20
Where to Watch Oct. 31–Nov.2
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