First piano festival for Seremban

Don't miss out on attending Negeri Sembilan's first ever Piano Festival this Saturday 29th will be epic and it's open to the public.

Euroasia Association of Performing Arts and Royale Chulan Seremban have collaborated to bring a classical competition and concert to music lovers in the state and it is an event for both children and adults to enjoy.

The Euroasia Association, under the patronage of Yang Amat Mulia Tunku Zain Al'Abidin ibni Tuanku Muhriz, is a non-profit organisation dedicated to educating, promoting and developing performing arts in Malaysia.

Founding president of the Association Angel Lee said the Piano Festival will see more than 100 local children competing in this event which is also considered as a Regional Round for the Malaysian Piano Competition.

"Having more than 100 entrants is a good number for the first time," she said at the press conference, "we were a bit worried a couple of weeks ago when we had only 15 entrants but the entries have surged and it is at a very good number now."

The inaugural Festival in 2016 was held in just one state, Kuching, Sarawak, but it was so successful the festival grew and took on two more regions the next year, Johore Bahru and KL. In 2018 there are now six regions taking part in the festival-competition with newcomers Negeri Sembilan, Penang and Kuantan in the mix .

"It gives the children a good platform to perform in front of guests at formal occasions and helps them with their stage presence, especially with the Tunku attending and playing," said Angel Lee.

The competition has several categories from 7 years old, 9yo, 12yo, 14yo, 17yo and below to 18 years old and above. Each state age-group winner will progress to the finals which will be held at the British International School in KL on the 14th October.

The event is open to the general public and competition begins at 8am onwards with the concert later on in the evening.

Admission is by donation at RM35 per person and a pre-concert buffet lunch at RM45+ pp or buffet diner at RM60 pp are available at Asiatique Restaurant. For enquiries and reservations call +606 766-6666 extension 6103 or email to

Tunku Zain Abidin is an accomplished musician being able to play drums and piano at high performance levels

The closing concert will feature a special appearance from Euroasia patron Yam Tunku Zain Al-Abidin Ibni Tunku Muhriz who is also very handy on the percussion and drums, performing at JKKN last month.

The youngest competitor entered so far is a 10 year old violinist and there may also be piano duets and quartets performing with perhaps a string duet or quartet also.

It's sure to be a great night for young and old so come along to Royale Chulan Seremban on Saturday and get cultured, classically!


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