The Euroasia Association of Performing Arts is an independent non-profit organisation under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Tunku Zain Al-‘Abidin ibni Tuanku Muhriz. The Association, fully self-funded, is dedicated to the education, promotion and development of the performing arts in Malaysia, and seeks to do so by providing a wide variety of highly regarded programmes which are intercultural and internationally collaborative. In fulfilling its mission to educate, enhance and enrich the cultural vitality of the arts, Euroasia is supported by two of the world’s leading music education institutions, Trinity College London and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM).
As its name suggests, Euroasia was founded on the fundamental goal of bringing the rich traditions of European classical music to talented Malaysian musicians through exposure to different pedagogical approaches and broader perspectives on the style, technique and history of Western classical music. Since 2013, Euroasia has organised the Euroasia Youth Music Festival and Competition Series. To this end, the Euroasia Youth Music Festival has featured a plethora of workshops, masterclasses and concerts facilitated by an international faculty, including performers and educators from China, France, Italy, Philippines, Malaysia, Venezuela, Vietnam, Taiwan, and the UK.
The Euroasia Competition Series was established with the aim to celebrate and identify young talent at various stages of their musical development and to recognize those who can best project a balance of creativity, imagination in choice of repertoire, and overall artistic excellence . These events provide a platform for young musicians to perform and compete at a high level, giving them invaluable experience and exposure.
Euroasia firmly believes that performance is a vital part of music development. As such, the Euroasia Competition Series is not about identifying the “best” musician, but about bringing together youths bound by the same passion for music to perform before a wider audience in a concert setting. Euroasia is proud that the Euroasia Competition Series has extended beyond Malaysian shores to attract participants from Singapore, Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan and China in recent years.