1st PPA International Music Festival – A celebration to John Rutter’s Music
Result Announcement

28th December 2020

Thank you so much to everybody who took part in our very first PPA International Online Music Festival. We have been absolutely delighted with the responses we received. We had 150 entries, meaning that across the different performance categories more than 1,000 people took part. Thank you so much for all your hard work in making this happen.

As well as receiving so many entries, we have also been delighted with the incredibly high standard of uploads that we received. You will be receiving very positive feedback from myself and Vivian Ip here in HK, and of course from John Rutter back in the UK.

I want to also thank students and their teachers for taking part. Teachers with school choirs and ensembles have gone above and beyond their core duties and gave extra time to make this happen during such challenging period in our history with this worldwide pandemic. Thank you for all your effort and please keep music alive in schools.

We are going to share the results of our first PPA International Online Music Festival with you on 28 Dec 2020 and we will send out the certificates to you in January 2021.  And beginning very soon, we will showcase the best performances on our social media platforms.

2020 has been a challenging year for all of us. And I want to take this opportunity to sincerely thank John Rutter, Vivian Ip and all of my PPA team here in HK who have worked so hard in making our first International Online Music Festival possible.

Let’s look forward to a happy and prosperous new year, a much better 2021. And I look forward to launching our 2nd PPA International Online Music Festival next year. Thank you!

Paul Phoenix

If you have not received the result through email yet, please contact Pat at [email protected] or WhatsApp’s / Wechat +85264185178

Festival News and Updates

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By PPA Admin | October 13, 2020

Set Pieces Details

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Paul Phoenix

Paul’s long career in the music business spans five decades, from Ivor Novello Award winning Chorister at St. Paul’s Cathedral in the 1970s, seventeen years and Grammy Award winner as Tenor in the King’s Singers (1997-2014), through to founder and Executive Director of PaulPhoenixAcademy in Hong Kong in 2019.....


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John Rutter

John Rutter was born in London and studied music at Clare College, Cambridge. He first came to notice as a composer during his student years; much of his early work consisted of church music and other choral pieces including Christmas carols.  Since 1979 he has divided his time between composition and conducting. Today his compositions, including such concert-length works as RequiemMagnificatMass of the ChildrenThe Gift of Life, and Visions are performed around the world. 



Vivian Ip

Hong Kong native Vivian Ip is an active orchestral and choral conductor, who has worked and performed in Hong Kong, the USA and Europe. Currently Music Director of Xing-er Symphony Orchestra, she led the orchestra to win the Gold Award at the 6th World Orchestra Festival in Vienna in 2018, where she also received the Talented Conductor Prize. She was the Winner of Special Prize in the 6th International Competition for Young Choral Conductors in 2011.


About the Event





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Marking Criteria & Results

  • Performance & Communication 30%
  • Interpretation & Style 30%
  • Vocal or Choral Technique 30%
  • Presentation 10%



  • Certificate signed by John Rutter, Paul Phoenix and Vivian Ip will be (distribute in Jan 2021
  • Mark 60 or above: Written comment by John Rutter
  • Mark 59 or below: Certificate of Participation

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