Music Competitions

SCMP reporter wins EU prize

South China Morning Post reporter Fiona Tam won first prize for the Asia-Pacific region in the European Commission's annual Lorenzo Natali Journalism Prize competition for her article 'Medicine's wild east'.

Saturday, 10 December, 2011, 12:00am

Contest more than just a 'musical race'

Chopin Society chairman Andrew Freris knows what makes the third Hong Kong International Piano Competition stand out on an international stage among countless top-ranking contests.

'Although this is the third time the competition is being run, it is definitely not 'just one more competition' among the scores, if not hundreds, across the world,' he explains.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Hoppy Easter!

1st Prize (11 and under) Yeh Hsiao-li, 10, Sha Tin Junior School

2nd Prize (11 and under) Rohan Ganglani, 7 1/2 Kowloon Junior School

3rd Prize (11 and under) Avantika Malhotra, 9 Bradbury School

1st Prize (12-18) Yeung Ka-yi, 17, St Mary's Canossian College

24 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Christmas crackers

Here are the winning entries from our Christmas colouring competition. Go to to see them, and the special mentions, in detail. Merry Christmas!

1st Prize (12-18) Kanna Kuroda, 12 Island School

2nd Prize (12-18) Azaara Perakath, 15 West Island School

19 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Young pianist takes international prize

Seventeen-year-old pianist Rachel Cheung Wai-ching has won a major international contest after becoming its youngest finalist this year.

14 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Fans get to have a say in Battle of the Bands competition

The annual Yamaha Asian Beat band competition is about to face some, well, competition. Chris Bowers (or simply Chris B, pictured) of The Underground music showcase has also became China national director of the Global Battle of the Bands.

13 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Asia to have its own Eurovision contest

Hong Kong will field entry in 'music Olympics'

Hongkongers may have a long wait before they can vote for their chief executive but at least, from next year, they will be able to vote for a singer to represent them in the Asian version of the popular Eurovision Song Contest.

22 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

For those about to rock

When local thrash metal band Qiu Hong won the World Battle of the Bands three years ago, they won a contract with a New Zealand record company and the chance to record two songs. They turned it down.

18 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Easter champs!

The winners of last week's competition

1st Prize

Under 12

Dimple Manglani, 12 West Island School

2nd Prize

Under 12

Yscilla Sjauw, 9

Kiangsu & Chekiang

Primary School

3rd Prize

Under 12

Saylee Jangam, 11 Island School

23 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Chilling champions

halloween competition

10 and under

1st Khushboo Vaswani, 10 PLK Camoes Tan Siu Lin Primary School

2nd prize Lauren Mary Walker, 8 St Stephen's Girls College

3rd prize Saylee Jangam, 10 Island School

Special mention Isabella Schonfeldt, 6 Bradbury School


28 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Who will die?

Winners of last week's competition

Junior category

1st Deborah Lam, 8 Australian International School

2nd prize Airlia Hie, 9 German Swiss International School

3rd prize Kate Li, 10 Sha Tin Junior School

Senior category

1st Queenie Chan, 13 King George V School2nd prize

22 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Hong Kong International Piano Competition Finals

City Hall Concert Hall

Today to September 17

By the time you read this, the Hong Kong International Piano Competition will have reached boiling point, with only six contestants left vying for the top three places over the next couple of days.

15 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Students score a string of successes in competition

THREE junior music students of the Academy for Performing Arts (APA) competed in the Kocian International Violin Competition held in the Czech Republic this May and won top prizes in different categories.

Gallant Ho, a Form Three student, won third prize for his violin playing in the 14-16 age category.

30 Jul 1994 - 12:00am