MESSAGE FROM THE ORGANISER OF THE STEINWAY YOUTH COMPETITION, THAILAND 2020

I am delighted to be the organiser of the Thailand Steinway & Sons Piano Competition in 2020. This prestigious competition is part of the long-standing biennial Steinway Hamburg Festival, organized in Germany by Steinway & Sons. Various countries will be running national level competitions to determine representatives for the Regional Final of the Youth Piano Competition and subsequently the Hamburg Festival in Germany.

The purposes of this competition are to identify, encourage and promote pianists in the early stages of the careers. The competition allows talented pianists in Thailand to develop and enhance performing experiences as well as to gain exposure to compete at an international level.

I am pleased to see many young pianists participating in the previous years. The pianists displayed strong sense of determination for achieving their goals in piano performance. I hope that this year, the participants will gain rewarding experiences from the competition and I would like to thank their teachers and parents for their encouragements and dedications.

All the best with the competition this year and good luck to all.

Cattleya Lochotinan
Director of Steinway Gallery Bangkok

MESSAGE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE STEINWAY YOUTH COMPETITION, THAILAND 2020

As an Artistic Director of Steinway Youth Piano Competition, Thailand Piano Island Festival, VP Agency International and WPTA (Thailand), I have always considered the process of music learning a journey of life, from which I cherish and admire the beauty of classical music. My goal is to establish an excellent team of world-renowned piano faculties and remarkable young pianists for performing and sharing their music in and for Thailand.

I am graciously grateful to the Steinway Gallery Bangkok, for being the warmest and the most supportive companion to wonderful young pianists of Thailand. In addition, I sincerely thank you for your presence for participating and attending the competition in favor of promoting Thailand and we eagerly await for the best future of classical music in our country.

Steinway Artist - Poom Prommachart
Artistic Director

MESSAGE FROM DR. PAVINEE MANEEROJ

It is my great honor to be part of the Steinway & Sons family this year. Music has always been a part of my life. It has a tremendous healing power that defeats even the most potent drug. I believe that health is not just about the physical wellbeing but also the mental wellbeing. When we are ill, we often feel emotionally stressed and insecure and vice versa.

My role as a medical advisor to the Steinway Gallery Bangkok team is to ensure that our piano contestants along with all attendees of the 5th Thailand Steinway Youth Piano Competition 2020 feel safe in our environment. We are joining the global effort in containing the COVID-19 by following the recommended guideline from the Department of Disease Control and emphasizing the importance of hygiene among our staffs.

All the best to our youth contestants and stay healthy!

Dr. Pavinee Maneeroj Anti-aging specialist at TRIA Medical Wellness Center at Piyavate Hospital Bangkok.