Message - Chairperson
Dear esteemed fellow musicians, students, parents, colleagues and friends,
It is my pleasure to present to you, the annual Nanyang International Piano Academy (NIPA) 2021!
The Academy was created to bring together both aspiring and advanced piano students, as well as piano music enthusiasts from around the region, for an intensive four days full of music-making, sharing and learning in a vibrant environment. I hope that the Academy will serve as an opportunity for self-discovery through learning and interacting with like-minded individuals, and to further develop knowledge and understanding. We are honoured to have with us a group of highly established musicians to join us as our faculty; and it is our privilege to have them share with us their knowledge and inspire us with their passion.
We were highly encouraged by the enthusiastic response for the two events in 2019 and 2020, and spurred us to continue to bring you classes, lectures and workshops relevant to current musical issues. In view of the “new normal” condition that we all have come to work with, due to Covid-19, the Piano Academy for 2021 is pleased to embrace new boundaries, new ideas, new challenges, and of course, new and returning participants that form this NIPA community! We are truly privileged and honoured to have with us many eminent and distinguished pianists, musicians and pedagogues in this year’s faculty, for whom the NIPA organising team is truly grateful!
I am certain that this event will yet again be fruitful and rewarding, as in the past, and I hope to meet everyone very soon, and together, bring the music community in music-making to a whole new level of experience and fulfilment!
Ms Lena Ching
Chairperson, Nanyang International Piano Academy
Vice-Dean, NAFA School of Music
The Nanyang International Piano Academy (NIPA) is an annual gathering of like-minded music lovers with the common goal of pursuing a higher standard of music making. Each year, music lovers gather for an intensive 4-days musical experience that offers each participant a place to grow musically in a fun and exciting learning environment. With carefully curated programs to foster deeper musical understanding, NIPA aims to create a community comprising of visiting professors, professional artistes, piano pedagogues and young pianists from around the region. The Academy provides opportunities for piano students to learn under renowned faculty members from overseas and Singapore. Also, all participants are free to attend other lessons as much can be learnt from the observation itself.