2018 Lansum International Music Festival




The 2018 Lansum International Music Festival will take place on July 23 – August 10, 2018. The festival will be open to 7-32 year old young musicians of piano, strings, winds, percussions, vocals, and film music as well, for solo, duo, duet, trio, quartet and other ensemble performances. This year, the festival theme will be Music of the Contemporary Era. 

The 2018 Lansum International Music Festival welcomes applicants to participate in both music academy courses and festival competitions.


2018 Lansum International Music Festival / Competition Application Deadline:

Regular Application: June 15, 2018

Late Application: June 30, 2018


2018 Lansum International Music Festival Academy Courses:

Academy Courses: July 23 – August 10, 2018

1st Week: July 23 – July 27, 2018

2nd Week: July 30 – August 3, 2018

3rd Week: August 6 – August 10, 2018

Festival participants can choose one week courses, two week courses, or three week courses.


2018 Lansum Internatioanl Music Festival Competitions:

Competition Dates: August 3-6, 2018


Our Academy Program

Before the Festival:

Young musicians will prepare solo or chamber music pieces before June 1, 2018, and send their performance videos to the festival organization when they apply for the festival academy courses.

We will select students for one chamber music piece* in addition to solo pieces.

*The chamber music piece includes duo, duet, trio, quartet or other ensemble performances. We will select chamber music pieces after students fill out their ensemble preferences in their application.



During the Festival:

Mornings at the festival will begin with group classes that encourage students to deepen their understanding of the history behind the music of the Contemporary Era and to integrate musical literacy with performance.

The afternoons will continue with solo and group practice sessions, private lessons, master classes, and chamber music workshops. Students will have extensive opportunities to interact with world-class musicians, to collaborate with peers from diverse cultural backgrounds, and to share their appreciation for classical music.

During the evenings, our renowned master artists will perform concerts that are open to the general public.




At the end of the festival academy courses, all academy students will be selected to perform in a final concert to showcase the fruits of their hard work and to stage their tremendous talent with solo or ensemble performances.



After the Festival:

The best performers of piano, strings, winds, percussions, vocal, and film music in different age groups will be invited to perform in the season’s concerts.


Sample Academy Course Schedule (for both Commuter and Boarding Students):

9:00 am – 9:45 am:  1st Group Class (for different age categories)

Chamber music history & masterpiece appreciation

10:00 am – 10:45 am:  2nd Group Class (for different age categories)

Concerto music history & masterpiece appreciation

11:00 am – 12:00 pm:  Workshop, solo or chamber music practice

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm:  Lunch & Break

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm:  Private master class (one to one instruction)

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  Solo or chamber music coaching