Outline

Title

The 1st Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition (abbreviated as SKIPC)

Organizer

Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition Committee

Dates and Venues

The Competition has three stages; “Preliminary Round”, “Semifinal Round” and “Final Round.”

Dates Venue
Japan Preliminary Round※1 Sapporo Apr 23, 2017 Kawai Sapporo Concert Salon “Chou Chou”
Tokyo※2 May 12-14, 2017 Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause”
Nagoya Apr 29, 2017 Kawai Nagoya Concert Salon “Bourree”
Osaka※2 May 13-14, 2017 Kawai Umeda Concert Salon “Jouer”
Fukuoka May 14, 2017 Kawai Fukuoka Music Salon “Luce”
Overseas Preliminary Round※3 All Regions※4 May, 2017 DVD (Video)
China / Hong Kong※4 Jul 1-5, 2017 Xian Conservatory of Music (China)
Semifinal Round※2 Aug 1-2, 2017 Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause”
Final Round Aug 4, 2017 Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall - Small Hall
Prize Winners’ Concert Aug 5, 2017 Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause”
Japan Preliminary Round※1
Sapporo Apr 23, 2017
Kawai Sapporo Concert Salon “Chou Chou”
Tokyo※2 May 12-14, 2017
Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause”
Nagoya Apr 29, 2017
Kawai Nagoya Concert Salon “Bourree”
Osaka※2 May 13-14, 2017
Kawai Umeda Concert Salon “Jouer”
Fukuoka May 14, 2017
Kawai Fukuoka Music Salon “Luce”
Overseas Preliminary Round※3
All Regions※4 May, 2017
DVD (Video)
China / Hong Kong※4 Jul 1-5, 2017
Xian Conservatory of Music (China)
Semifinal Round※2
Aug 1-2, 2017
Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause”
Final Round
Aug 4, 2017
Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall - Small Hall
Prize Winners’ Concert
Aug 5, 2017
Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause”

※1…Applicants can choose any venue of Japan Preliminary Round, but multiple applications cannot be accepted.

※1…In case of too many applicants, the venue might be changed.

※1…Regarding the Tokyo preliminary round, new venue, Kawai Yokohama Music Salon “Plage” might be added on May 14, 2017, in case of too many applicants.

※2…At the venues where the competition will be held in a several days, applicants cannot select the date of performance.

※3…Applicants residing in Japan cannot apply to Overseas Preliminary Round regardless the nationality.

※4…Applicants residing in China or Hong Kong must participate in the China Preliminary Round (Kawai Asia Piano Competition) to be held in China and Hong Kong.

For the details of Kawai Asia Piano Competition, please contact to Parsons Music below.

Parsons Music Corporation
 Resident in China (e-mail) : kapc@parsonsmusic.com
 Resident in Hong Kong (phone) : +852 3150 0357+852 3150 0357

  • Schedule

Eligibility

The Competition is open to pianists of all nationalities born on or after April 2, 1990 and on or before April 1, 2000.

Application Deadline

Postal Application : Postmarked by March 31, 2017
Online Application : Application should be completed by March 31, 2017 and DVD (Video) should reach to the Secretariat by April 8, 2017

  • Application

Jury

Chairperson Akiko EBI
Members Katsunori ISHII
Katsurako MIKAMI
Ewa POBŁOCKA (Poland)
Chiharu SAKAI
Joaquin SORIANO (Spain)

※Preliminaly Round will be judged by the jury of each area appointed by the SKIPC committee.

  • Jury

Winner’s Prizes

First Prize JPY 1,000,000
Second Prize JPY 500,000
Third Prize JPY 250,000
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  • Repertoire
  • Jury
  • Application