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Ipoh Music Festival 2017

About Ipoh Music Festival

The Ipoh Music Festival will be one of the most comprehensive classical music festivals in Southeast Asia. For the first time ever in Ipoh, a 3-day international music event that will attract participants around the world, including renowned performers, adjudicators, music scholars, and young musicians. We aim to attract 2000 people to participate in this musical endeavour in the beautiful city of Ipoh, Malaysia. In the music competition, we have attracted more than 200 entries from Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia and so far around 100 contestants have been selected to partake in the Final round. The festival is a unique experience for international exchange through musical events. Its mission is to offer the opportunity for musical growth and artistic excellence while creating lasting memories.

The Ipoh Music Festival will be held on September 15 – 17, 2017, which consists of four activities: 1) Competitions, 2) Concerts, 3) Workshops, and 4) Experience Ipoh. The festival is an open event, and all events are either free of charge or offered at the most affordable prices or free of charge in order to allow the community to experience the beauty of music.


  1. To act as a high quality platform to enhance the quality of musical activities and to further nurture the talent of musicians.

  2. To provide an opportunity for students, performers, and educators from the international community to meet and share their experiences through musical endeavours.

  3. To enhance the cultural vibrancy of Ipoh through inspiring musical activities.

  4. To foster humanity and enhance the quality of life of the people in Ipoh and beyond Ipoh/the city;.

  5. To put Ipoh on the world map in line with Visit Perak Year 2017.

Festival Overall Schedule and ticket prices:

15 September 2017:

Opening Gala Concert

  • Competition from 10am – 6:30pm for all categories. All competitions ticket entrance is free of charge and open for the public to watch. Please check the attached schedules below:

  • Opening Gala Concert at 8pm by renowned local and international artistes. Ticket entrance is RM40/entry. Free for non-finalists.

16 September 2017:

  • Workshops from 10am – 1:30pm. Ticket entrance is RM10/entry.

  • Closing Gala Concert at 8pm featuring First Prize Winners of the Competition. Ticket entrance is RM40/entry. Free for non-finalists.

17 September 2017:

  • Experience Ipoh. Free shuttle buses provided by Perak Trasit for all competition finalists and artistes to visit the attraction of Ipoh such as The Haven Resort, Old Town, Tin Mine Museum, and Kellie’s Castle.

Festival Venue

To enhance the experience and create lasting memories for the participants of the event, Syeun Hotel is chosen as the venue to host all activities of the festival. Located in the heart of Ipoh and surrounded by famous delicacies within walking distance, Syeun hotel provides well equipped facilities and adequate conference rooms to host all events including rooms for practice, workshops, competitions, concerts, and meetings. Special room rates will also be offered to all the participants.

We offer combo package of total RM60 for attending both the Opening and Closing Gala Concert. More details and purchase tickets please visit our website or call us at +6012-584-0621.


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