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In the face of the ever-changing landscape of the global pandemic, the extensive restrictions on the freedom of movement across the world, and the heightened sanitary regulations in New York City, we as the organizer of the 6th NTD International Piano Competition (NIPC 2021) realize that holding a live competition this November with participants from all over the world will not be possible. The strict travel and public gathering guidelines, possibly combined with mandatory vaccination and quarantine obligations, would create unprecedented hurdles for prospective contestants.

The top priority of the NIPC is always the health, safety and well-being of our community. Given the present conditions and the uncertain prospects, the Organizing Committee of NIPC 2021 has decided to hold all three rounds of the competition ONLINE, which is in the best interest of our participants. Accordingly, we will extend the application deadline till September 10th to ensure that no outstanding musicians would miss out on this opportunity.

Please refer to the Rules & Regulations for further information.

We look forward to your participation in this spectacular event. The NTD International Piano Competition is not only an opportunity to showcase your talent, it also allows top musicians to connect and inspire each other, which is crucial during this challenging period.

August 12th, 2021


Final (part 1)

Final (part 2)

Awards Ceremony

Gold winner Vladimir Petrov-2019 NTD international Piano Competition semi-final
Gold winner Vladimir Petrov
Silver winner Nicolas Giacomelli-2019 NTD International Piano Competition semi-final
Silver winner Nicolas Giacomelli
Bronze winner Sanghie Lee-2019 NTD International Piano Competition semi-final
Bronze winner Sanghie Lee
Finalist Shih-Yeh Lu-2019 NTD International Piano Competition semi-final
Winner of the Best Rendition Award of the Commissioned Composition, finalist Shih-Yeh Lu
Finalist Olena Miso-2019 NTD International Piano Competition semi-final
Finalist Olena Miso
Finalist Maxim Anikushin-2019 NTD International Piano Competition semi-final
Finalist Maxim Anikushin

About Us


The New Tang Dynasty Television (NTD Television) “International Piano Competition” is one in a series of international cultural and arts events sponsored by NTD Television. The mission of this competition is to promote traditional arts of pure authenticity, pure goodness, and pure beauty, bring back the glory of piano masterpieces from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods.

The competition’s commitment to artistic excellence is a means to allow the 250-year legacy of piano literature to continue to flourish. We believe this repertoire is a treasure of mankind and should be passed onto future generations to come.


The competition was established in 2008 by NTD Television. As the largest Chinese media group outside of the mainland, we disseminate traditional culture to audiences around the world through television, newspapers, magazines, websites and social media. Semifinal and Final of the competition will be broadcasted through live stream video on the Internet. The recording of the competition will be edited into a TV special to broadcast on NTD’s TV network.

Commissioned Composition

It is our great honor to be permitted to select and rearrange one of the vocal pieces composed by world-renowned composer and Artistic Director of Shen Yun Performing Arts – D. F. – to be this competition’s Commissioned Composition. Pianists who make it to the semi-finals will have the opportunity to perform this specially commissioned composition. A “Best Rendition Award of the Commissioned Composition” is established for the competition.

Inheriting the characteristics of the Music of Shen Yun, the Commissioned Composition features the perfect harmony of Eastern and Western classical music. The Western piano serves as a foundation, accentuating the distinct sound of Chinese classical music. The bedrock of soul-stirring melodies from the ancient Middle Kingdom is fully brought to life by a Western instrument, the piano. The perfect harmony of Eastern and Western classical music is what makes the Commissioned Composition unique.

About NTD

New Tang Dynasty (NTD) Television is world’s first independent, non-profit Chinese-language TV broadcaster.

Founded in New York City in 2001 by Chinese Americans, NTD has since grown to be the largest Chinese TV network in North America, available via satellite, cable, and over-the-air channels. NTD serves more than 100 million people around the world.

NTD News, our flagship program, strives to provide insightful coverage of China with the highest ethical standards, providing a truthful, uncensored alternative to state-run Chinese media in Chinese and a dozen other languages.

NTD has also gained an international reputation for its multi-faceted educational and entertainment programs. We bring together the finest in both Eastern and Western cultures, and has been a leader in promoting traditional arts and culture.

Beyond our TV programming, NTD organizes and sponsors a range of performances, arts exhibitions, public forums, and outreach programs. NTD is the organizer of a series of Global Competitions, including Classical Chinese Dance, Martial Arts, Oil Painting and Piano Competitions. NTD is the proud sponsor of world-renowned Shen Yun Performing Arts and Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra.


GOLD: $10,000

SILVER: $6,000

BRONZE: $3,000


Congratulations to all 2019 WINNERS!

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