It is my great pleasure and honour to welcome you to the Second Edition of the ‘Korean Piano Open’ International Competition, which will take place from the 16th to the 19th of August 2023 at the beautiful campus of the Chugye University for the Arts in Seoul.
The goal of the competition is to discover new and emerging pianistic talent, to give an opportunity to young pianists of all nationalities to present not only their interpretive ideas, technical freedom and artistic expression, but, above all, to show their unique musical personalities.
As a part of a series of 14 international piano competitions throughout the world, the ‘Korean Piano Open’ competition is a platform for participants to also take part in the ‘Classic Piano’ Dubai International Piano Competition 2024 , as the top five ranked contestants will be invited to compete in Dubai, UAE, free of charge and with paid accommodation, for an outstanding prize fund of €250,000. More information can be found at www.14waystodubai.com
My very special gratitude goes to the Chugye University for the Arts and personally to the President of the University, Dr Im Sanghyuk, for hosting the competition, and to the President of ‘Korean Piano Open' International Competition, Mr Konstantin Iskhkanov, for making this possible.
I wish a wonderful time to the members of the jury, good luck to all participants and WELCOME TO SEOUL 2023.
Artistic director, Emeritus Professor
Chugye University for the Arts.