Dear friends!

We are glad to welcome you to the first edition of the Asian Piano Open – International Piano Competition organized by European Foundation for Support of Culture, which is taking place in the city of China – Shanghai.

This newly born international piano competition will provide an opportunity and a new effective platform for young pianists, not only to show their technique, skills and professionalism, but also their personality and knowledge when interpreting the compositions which they will be performing.

Asian Piano Open – International Piano Competition makes part of the big series of 11 international piano competitions where 5 best participants of each competition will have a free participation in the Malta International Piano Competition 2018 in the framework of the “Malta International Music Festival 2018” which is dedicated to Valletta 2018, when the capital of Malta will become European Capital of Culture 2018!

The mission of the European Foundation for Support of Culture through the presentation of the Asian Piano Open – International Piano Competition is to discover, promote, support and document the great masters of the keyboard emerging in this generation; to rediscover unusual repertoire while providing audiences with a unique musical experience; to build the audiences of the future to help ensure the very existence of classical music. Our focus is to give talents opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience on an international level and thus we are glad to attract pianists from different countries around the world!

I wish all participants good luck and invite classical music lovers to join us at the concerts!

With best regards and respect,
Mr. Konstantin Ishkhanov,
President of EFSC.