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 were also held all over the world. In response to the global large-scale Commemorative Liszt activities, I.M.A. (HongKong International Musician Association) held the 2011"Liszt Memorial Prizes" 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 had achieved an unprecedented success and won a good reputation and huge influence in the field of international classical music. From then on, "Liszt Memorial Prizes" International Piano Open Competition is held every two years in different countries or regions around the world.
HONGKONG INTERNATIONAL MUSICIAN ASSOCIATION has been focusing on international art communication and artistic level qualification. 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 around the world at regular intervals.
The “Liszt Memorial Prizes” International Piano Open Competition has been one of proud members of the Alink–Argerich Foundation.
Hongkong International Musician Association: Hongkong-International Piano Open Competition Award Certificates are certified by TQUK Awarding Organization under Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation)
Prizes of Preliminary Contests100 is the full mark for each class, average mark which is 85 points and up as First Class Award;
80-84.99 points Second Class Award,75-79.99 points Third Class Award,70-74.99 points Merit Award and below 69.99 as Participation Certificate.
Participants achieving Third Class Award and up are qualified to the Final in Thailand.
Tutors of the First Class Award winner will receive an “Excellent Piano Tutor”certificate.
Prizes of the Final
Awarding EvaluationI. Awards in each class: 1st, 2nd,3rd, 4th, 5th prizes, and First Class Award, Second Class Award and Third Class Award, Merit Award and Participation Certificate.
II.100 is the full mark for each class. Winners of 1st to 5th prizes have to fulfil the following marks requirement, if not, prize or trophy will not be awarded.
First Prize 90 points or above
Second and Third Prize 85 points or above
Fourth and Fifth Prize 80 points or above
III. Certificates of five levels will be awarded to the contestants according to the marks requirement below: First Class Award 90 points or above
Second Class Award 85-89.99 points
Third Class Award 80-84.99 points
Merit Award 70-79.99 points
Participation Certificate 69.99 points below