Yamaha Presents International Highlight Concert 2021 Online Premiere

Performances by Students of Yamaha Music School Around the World

Yamaha Corporation announces that it will host the Yamaha International Highlight Concert 2021 Online Premiere, an online concert performed by students of Yamaha Music Schools in over 40 countries and regions around the world, with streaming to begin at 8:00 pm (JST) on December 5 on the Yamaha Corporation official YouTube channel.

The Yamaha International Highlight Concert was first held in 2019 in Singapore as a unification of the Asia Pacific Junior Original Concerts, Yamaha Electone Festival, Yamaha Junior Piano Competitions, and other concerts featuring students involved in each of the various Yamaha Music School activities. In addition to featuring classical pieces on piano and original pieces composed by Junior Original Concert* student performers, the concert will also bring together students who are studying pop music such as singing, drumming and more. Now in its third iteration, the concert will be held online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will feature 13 groups of students from China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and the USA. For the first time ever, the concert will be presented by the virtual character Violet to complement student performances with glamour and excitement. As a special final event, a chorus of over 200 people from 17 countries and regions around the world will sing the song "Rebuild the World with Hope," composed by a Yamaha student from Singapore.

Event Yamaha International Highlight Concert 2021 Online Premiere
Date and Time Streaming begins Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 8:00 pm (JST)
Streaming site Yamaha Global, the official YouTube channel

Concert Program

No Title Performer Country/Region
1 Espionage!
(Composed by Tristan Lu)
Tristan Lu USA
2 The Dream of Heaven
(Composed by Feng Moxi)
Feng Moxi China
3 Those Years, Beautiful Memories
(Composed by Chen Pin Ying)
Chen Pin Ying Taiwan
4 The Adventure of a Mischievous Kitten
(Composed by Aine Sowa)
Aine Sowa Japan
5 Dance Off!
(Composed by Qian Zihan)
Qian Zihan Singapore
6 Dark Unicorn
(Composed by Yee Vaine Lim)
Yee Vaine Lim Malaysia
7 Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum
(Composed by Claude Debussy)
Suppakrit Payackso Thailand
8 Estampes - III. Jardin sous la pluie
(Composed by Claude Debussy)
Christian Jonathan Indonesia
9 Please call me Nemo
(Composed by Jin Yongxiang)
Jin Yongxiang China
10 On the Way
(Composed by Jack Thammarat)
Posarin Chunphan Thailand
11 Sonatina (I. Allegro, II. Andante misterioso, III. Allegro vivace)
(Composed by Landon Kroon)
Landon Kroon USA
12 Taiyo no hi (Sun's Fire)
(Composed by Gisella Bertha Amran)
Gisella Bertha Amran Indonesia
13 Rebuild Our World with Hope
(Composed by Yee Hong Shyan)
Yee Hong Shyan Singapore
  • *Yamaha Junior Original Concert
    The Junior Original Concert(JOC) features Yamaha Music School students aged 15 and below from around the world performing their own original compositions. Based on the Yamaha method, focusing on creativity and originality, each JOC concert presents young performers/composers communicating their own heartfelt emotions using the international language of music. Founded in 1972 on this philosophy, JOC's activities have spread to over 40 countries around the world. 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the JOC.

The philosophy of Yamaha Music School is "To foster the musical sensitivity that everyone is born with, to develop the ability to enjoy creating and playing the music of their own and ultimately share the joy of music with anyone." Yamaha Music Education System is a systematic method to implement this philosophy. We are actively involved in training teachers, developing teaching materials, implementing a musical skill grading system (Yamaha Grade Examination System), and holding concerts. In addition, we are promoting the popularization of music and educational activities while also working on the development of schools throughout Japan as well as staff training.

Yamaha Music School first opened in Japan in 1954, followed by the first international location in Los Angeles, USA in 1964, and now over 190,000 students learn and experience the joy of music around the world. While harmonizing with the unique cultures and nationalities of different countries, the joy of music is being spread.