The Malaysian Piano Competition (MPC), is a joint-initiative inaugurated in 2018 by the Euroasia Association of Performing Arts (Euroasia) and the Malaysian Youth Orchestra Foundation (MYOF).
With the surge of music competitions organized by many other organizations over the last few years, Euroasia and MYOF recognizes that collaboration among different establishments is essential in order to provide a higher-quality and fair platform for performance and opportunity for recognition.
Euroasia and MYOF’s first partnership in 2017 was a move forward to encourage collaboration between organisations with similar objectives – to provide more music students with performance opportunities as well as to improve performing standards. A result of our efforts to encourage higher standards in performing skills, and to recognize the achievements of winning participants in the various regions, Euroasia and MYOF joined hands to initiate the first national-level Malaysian Piano Competition in 2018.
Euroasia introduced the first of the Regional Piano Festivals to Kuching, Sarawak in 2016, and in the following year, two more festivals were initiated in partnership with two prominent organisations: The Johor Society for the Performing Arts for the Johor Bahru Piano Festival, and MYOF for the Kuala Lumpur Piano Festival. The response from these festivals were so promising and propelled us to follow with 3 more additional festivals in 2018: Kuantan, Penang and Negeri Sembilan.
With a total of 6 Piano Festival locations in Malaysia – Kuantan, Sarawak, Johor Bahru, Negeri Sembilan, Penang and Kuala Lumpur – Gold Prize Winners from these regions will have the opportunity to take up an additional challenge and achieve a higher level of musical performance through the national-level Malaysian Piano Competition, to be held at the Royale Chulan Seremban on 14 September 2019.