On May 9th, 2018, the 5th Asia-Pacific International Chopin Piano Competition was held at Keimyung University. It was offered as an opportunity for talented young pianists around the world. The final round, which started May 9th lasted until May 15th. The award ceremony and the winning concert were held on May 18th, following the Junior Championship on May 16th and the Senior Finals on May 17th.
Synn Il-hi, the president of Keimyung University and the chairperson of this competition, felt proud of this competition, “I hope that this competition will contribute greatly to the discovery of outstanding musical talent in the world, recognizing again Chopin's popularity.”