The Euroasia Association of Performing Arts is a self-funded independent non-profit organisation under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Tunku Zain Al-‘Abidin ibni Tuanku Muhriz. The Association is dedicated to the education, promotion and development of the performing arts in Malaysia, and seeks to do so by providing a variety intercultural and internationally collaborative projects. Euroasia is proud to be supported by two of the world’s leading music education institutions, Trinity College London and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM).
As its name suggests – Euroasia was founded on the fundamental goal of bringing the rich traditions of European classical music to talented Malaysian musicians through exposure to different pedagogical approaches and broader perspectives on the style, technique and history of Western classical music. And since 2013, Euroasia has organised a plethora of workshops, masterclasses and concerts facilitated by an international faculty, including performers and educators from China, France, Italy, Philippines, Malaysia, Venezuela, Vietnam, Taiwan, and the UK.
The annual Euroasia Competition was established with the aim to provide a platform and opportunity for aspiring musicians to be exposed to international standards of music competition. Through our competition, we hope to recognise talents at various stages of their musical development, and to identify those who can best project a balance of creativity, imagination in choice of repertoire, and overall artistic excellence.
Euroasia firmly believes that performance is a vital part of music development. As such, the Euroasia Competition is not about identifying the “best” musician, but about bringing together youths bound by the same passion for music to perform before a wider audience in a concert setting. In recent years, the Euroasia Competition Series has extended beyond Malaysian shores to attract participants from America, Australia, Brunei, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Qatar, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, and Thailand.
In 2018, partnerships were established with two esteemed organisations – the Festival De Musique Des Arcs in France, and the Siam Sinfonietta in Thailand. The partnership with Festival De Musique Des Arcs enabled the Patron’s Prize winner with the opportunity to study with some of the best educators in France, and the Concerto Prize offered by the Siam Sinfonietta, Thailand’s most internationally renowned youth orchestra, granted the winner a concerto performance with the Sinfonietta.
In 2019, we welcomed on board the Encounter from the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Kamerata Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia’s very own professional chamber orchestra, to our growing family of collaborators. The partnership with Kamerata KL provided another concerto performance opportunity for the winner from the Young Artiste Junior Category.
Unfortunately, due to the global pandemic, international collaborations and live performances have to be temporarily suspended from year 2020 pending further notice.