Finals Adjudicators

Cheong Yew Choong

Cheong Yew Choong holds his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate Degrees from West Virginia University (USA). He was awarded graduate assistantships from WVU, tuning and maintaining Steinway pianos at the Music Department. His teachers include Prof. Dr. Peter Amstutz and Prof. Dr. P’ng Tean Hwa. Despite severely-impaired hearing, Yew Choong has garnered numerous prizes...

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Lim Pei Sien

Lim Pei Sien is known for her aptitude to collaborate well with other musicians. She has performed in recitals and music festivals in Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Austria and the USA as a chamber musician as well as a soloist.

Pei Sien is an alumna of Sedaya College (now known as UCSI University). After obtaining her doctorate degree, she worked as a full-time teaching staff at UCSI University from 2005 – 2013...

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Thomas Linde

Since accepting a faculty position at Tunghai University in Taichung, Taiwan, Thomas Linde has been active as a pianist, having performed throughout Taiwan, Canada, China, the United States, Japan and Malaysia. As a teacher, he has served as a visiting professor at Eastern Michigan University, has conducted masterclasses in Asia, the United States and Europe and has taught at summer music festivals in Prague and Amalfi...

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P'ng Tean Hwa

P’ng Tean Hwa has appeared in numerous public concerts as a soloist as well as collaborative pianist in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea, Hungary, and the USA. As a clinician, he has presented numerous lectures, workshops, and seminars to both piano teachers and the general audience, and conducted many masterclasses. He is frequently invited to serve as a guest examiner and also to adjudicate competitions, including the 2nd Thailand Mozart International Competition...

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Iswargia Renardi Sudarno

Iswargia Renardi Sudarno was born in Bandung, Indonesia, and started his piano lesson there at the age of eleven, with Mrs. Wibanu, Partosiswojo, John Gobée and Oerip S. Santoso. After finishing his bachelor degree in architecture at the Bandung Institute of Technology, he continued his musical education at the Manhattan School of Music in New York, USA, and completed his study with a Master of Music degree, under the tutelage of reknown pianist and pedagogue, the late Karl Ulrich Schnabel...

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Sylvia Wang

A native of Penang, Malaysia, Sylvia Wang serves on the piano and chamber music faculty of Northwestern University in the U.S. Her work as soloist, chamber musician, guest teacher and adjudicator has taken her across the U.S., Europe, Central and South America, Asia and Australia. Dr. Wang holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and the Royal Academy of Music in London, including an honorary Associateship for “distinction in the field.” ...

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Lucas Wong

Praised for his “masterful, pleasure-giving performances,” (Fanfare Magazine) and musical achievements “prodigious enough to constitute the careers of a[t] least two or three people,” Canadian pianist Lucas Wong is equally at home as a soloist, chamber musician, pedagogue, and répétiteur. His expertise in French music interpretation has led to his own Mostly Debussy lecture-recital series, publication about “Humour in Late Debussy” in The Musical Times...

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