HK·IMA, short for Hong Kong International Musician Association, is a proud member of Alink-Argerich Foundation. The music professionalism and international influence of HK·IMA have been recognized internationally. Its status has gained wide international attention and acceptance.The competitions which held by HK·IMA have reached the international standard.
As an international recognized association, HK·IMA is working on expanding the influence of Hong Kong cultural brand, promoting Hong Kong international image, as well as providing an international platform for musicians around the world to communicate with each other and develop themselves.
The “Liszt Memorial Prizes” Hong Kong International Piano Open Competition and the “Chopin Memorial Prizes” Hong Kong International Piano Open Competition have been recognized internationally by the Alink–Argerich Foundation, gaining wide international attention and acceptance.
Alink-Argerich Foundation was established in 1999 by the famous pianist Martha Argerich. It’s an active not-for-profit organization, monitoring piano activities on a worldwide scale. So far, top-level international piano competitions from 50 countries around the world can gain the acceptance of Alink-Argerich Foundation, including The Frederick Chopin International Piano Competition, The Leeds International Piano Competition, The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, The Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, The Internationaler Musikwettbewerb der ARD, The Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia, The Hamamatsu International Piano Competition, The International Music Competition Queen Elisabeth of Belgium and The International Piano Competition “Ferruccio Busoni”.