One of The Two Largest International Piano Competitions in Hong Kong

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Franz Liszt, born in Raiding, Hungary in 1811, was a famous Hungarian pianist and composer. Known as the King of Piano, he was one of the most prominent representatives of romantic music. To commemorate the two-hundredth birthday of Franz Liszt, Hungary decided to name 2011 as “The Year of Liszt”. The Ministry of Culture of France also called 2011 “The Year of Liszt” to pay their reverence to this great musician since Liszt once lived in France. Meanwhile, varieties of similar memorial activities are also held all over the world.
In response to the global large-scale Commemorative Liszt activities, I.M.A. (Hong Kong International Musician Association) held the 2011"Liszt Award" Hong Kong International Piano Open Competition. Jury members were from different countries and areas. During the competition, a series of theme concerts, analytical lectures about Franz Liszt's works, and master classes were also held. The competition has achieved an unprecedented success and won a good reputation and influence in the field of the international classical music.
From now on, the "Liszt Award" Hong Kong International Piano Open Competition will in HK Held once every two years.


The IMA.HK is a professional music group focusing on international art communication, which has been identified as high artistic level. The IMA.HK aims to offer an international stage for all musicians to communicate and develop further through holding concerts, masterclasses, forums, lectures, and competitions at regular intervals and expanding HK musicians. Hong Kong, a city where Chinese culture meets with Western culture and a place appealing countless talents, is the most active area of Asian cultural and artistic activities and an ideal land for global artists.
IMA.HK, short for Hong Kong International Musician Association, is a proud memb e r of A l i n k- A rg e r i c h F o u n d a t i o n . T h e mu s i c p rof e s s i o n a l i sm a n d international influence of , including its competitions, have been recognized internationally. For years, has been working on expanding the influence of Hong Kong cultural brand, promoting Hong Kong international image, as well as providing an international platform for musicians around the world to communicate and develop themselves.

Jury Members

Guangren Zhou

Chinese Famous Pianist

Honor Consultant

Yafen Zhu

International renown piano performer,educator

Special Jury

Nancy Loo

Hong Kong Pianist

Artistic Consultant

Arbo Valdma

German Pianist

Artistic Director

Andrzej Tatarski



Wanghua Chu

Well-known Australian pianist,composer.

Special Judges

Paweł Skrzypek

The current principal Chopin music school


Ralf Heiber

Austrian pianist and educator


Robert sipos-Ori

Australian pianist of Hungarian parentage


Ivan Yanakov

A famous Bulgarian pianist and conductor


Robin Zebaida

A well-known British pianist, Steinway artist.


Paolo Vairo

Italian pianist

Artistic Director of Preliminary Contests

Andrew Jonathan Smith

British pianist, musical conductor.


Ariele Zanini

French pianist


Tatyana Kostenko

Ukrainian Pianist


Aleksey Kostenko

Ukrainian Pianist



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