Videos from the 6th NWIPEC have been posted

First Round: Full playlist

Final Round: Full playlist

Editing for the videos have finally been completed and they have been uploaded to our YouTube channel, with the links provided above.

Due to the live nature of the recordings, some videos may have a lower-than-expected quality. Please accept our sincere apologies if this has impacted you.

Thank you very much for your patience and understanding as we worked on editing and uploading the videos from the competition. As the NWIPEC grows, we will continue to work on better management and organization of various aspects, which includes the media portion of the competition.

Planning for the 7th NWIPEC is in progress!

The success of the last competition still rings in our ears.

Thanks to the excellent competitors and the judges who excelled in their professional judgement and their willingness to meet all the participants in a special Debriefing Master Class.

All that came felt this to be a very informative and educational session.

With the adrenaline still rushing, we have started on the preparations for the next competition—that is, the 7th NWIPEC! As the NWIPEC grows each year, we have learned a lot from the 6th NWIPEC and will be bringing these into consideration for the upcoming competition in 2020.

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Delayed Website Updates

With the closing of the competition, we are working on updating the website to include photos, videos, and other detailed information about what had transpired from the 6th NWIPEC, which took place on November 23-25, 2018.

Thank you all for your understanding and continued patience!

The 6th NWIPEC has officially ended

We hope everyone has enjoyed the performances and talent that was displayed in both the First and Final Rounds of the 6th NWIPEC. We were astounded by all the applicants’ level of skill and maturity.

If you were not present, then do not worry: photos and videos from the competition nights will be posted shortly. Please bear with us as the editing and uploading of the media is taking some time.

Thank you for your support and patience!

Letter of Support from Mayor Gregor Robertson

“On behalf of my colleagues on Vancouver City Council, I am pleased to extend my greetings to everyone attending the 6th North West International Piano Ensemble Competition hosted by the North West Piano Ensemble Society (NWPES).

This North West Piano Ensemble Society was formed in 2006 in order to provide an opportunity for talented amateur pianists to explore the piano duet and piano duo repertoire and to demonstrate both, to themselves and audiences, the rich legacy of this type of piano music. The experience of playing as teams is very worthy and helpful to young performers. This competition is the only one of its kind in Canada and we are so proud to host it in Vancouver.

I would like to welcome everyone to this competition. Participants have come from Asia, Europe, across Canada and, of course, locally. We are fortunate in Vancouver to have a thriving arts community and we all agree that music is a wonderful way to bridge the gaps between cultures and ages.

I wish all the participants the best of luck for a successful and enjoyable competition.”

Registration is now closed

The competition is now in full swing of final preparations and we are happy to report that this will be a super show! Excellent teams have joined to make our competition an amazing display of talent and skill. Anyone wishing to hear what duets and duos are capable of, should not miss this opportunity to witness some of the world’s best amateur teams. Needless to say, the competition executive is excited, and we know you, the audience, will be too. Please visit our Facebook page and see our posters for details. Tickets for the final round are now available on Eventbrite.

To the competitors, we want to express our support for a great experience. You are what makes the North West International Piano Ensemble Competition a recognized Canadian event.

We, the NWPES, want to thank our sponsorsespecially Tom Lee Musicfor their great support. Without them, this kind of a competition would not be possible or as successful as it is.

Winfried Rompf
President, NWPES

Early Bird Application Deadline Approaching!

It is less than two weeks away until July 1st!

This means that we are nearing the deadline for NWIPEC’s early bird application date—as well as, of course, the 151st anniversary of Canada’s birthday.

So far, we have received interesting applications and inquiries from several countries and for the various categories of this competition. We are excited to have performers coming from Europe, Asia, and North America and we look forward to welcoming all of you to Canada.

If you want to benefit from the early bird registration fee, please apply as early as possible or be in touch with us before July 1st, 2018. Details are in the Rules and Regulations page of this website.


Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.


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Music for Piano Duet and Duo

You are cordially invited to a piano duet and duo performance featuring Tanya Tyuleneva and Winfried Rompf. Student performers Isabelle Qiu and Kitty He will also be performing as well.

The program will include works by Beethoven, Schubert, Busoni, Chasins, and more!
A reception will follow after the music program.

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Where: Richmond Tom Lee Music Piano Showroom
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