Outline

Title

The 2nd Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition (abbreviated as SKIPC)

Organizer

Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition Committee

Supporters

Kawai Music Association, Kawai Music Education Society, Kawai Music Competition Committee

Judgment Process

The Competition has four stages; "Pre-selection", "1st Round", “Semifinal Round” and “Final Round.”

※About Pre-selection
Pre-selection (Japan) will take place in three major cities (Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka). Pre-selection (Overseas) will be conducted on the basis of video data (DVD).
Qualification for the 1st Round will be given to the applicants who passed the Pre-selection.

Official Piano

Shigeru Kawai Full Concert Grand Piano SK-EX
Shigeru Kawai Grand Pianos - Pre-selection (Japan)

Dates and Venues

Date Venue
Pre-selection (Japan)※1 Tokyo April 5 - 8, 2018 Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause”
Nagoya April 21 - 22, 2018 Kawai Nagoya Concert Salon “Bourree”
Osaka April 14 - 15, 2018 Kawai Umeda Concert Salon “Jouer”
Pre-selection (Overseas) ※3 China・Hong Kong※4 April, 2018 Video Screening (Hong Kong)
Other Area March, 2018 Video Screening (Japan)
Lottery※2 August 3, 2018 Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause”
1st Round August 4 - 6, 2018
Semifinal Round August 8 - 9, 2018
Final Round August 11, 2018 Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall
Prize Winners' Concert August 12, 2018 Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause”
Pre-selection (Japan)※1
Tokyo April 5 - 8, 2018
Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause”
Nagoya April 21 - 22, 2018
Kawai Nagoya Concert Salon “Bourree”
Osaka April 14 - 15, 2018
Kawai Umeda Concert Salon “Jouer”
Pre-selection (Overseas) ※3
China・Hong Kong※4 April, 2018
Video Screening (Hong Kong)
Other Area March, 2018
Video Screening (Japan)
Lottery※2
August 3, 2018
Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause”
1st Round
August 4 - 6, 2018
Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause”
Semifinal Round
August 8 - 9, 2018
Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause”
Final Round
August 11, 2018
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall
Prize Winners' Concert
August 12, 2018
Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause”

※Multiple applications cannot be accepted.

※1…Applicants can choose any venue of Pre-selection (Japan).

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

※1…Order of performances in Pre-selection (Japan) will be decided by the Secretariat, and applicants cannot select the date of performance.

※2…Order of performances in 1st Round, Semifinal Round and Final Round will be decided by the lottery on August 3, 2018. Competitors who can not attend the lottery may not be allowed to participate in the Competition.

※3…Applicants residing in Japan cannot apply to Pre-selection (Overseas) regardless the nationality.

※4…Applications from China and Hong Kong will be judged in the Pre-selection (Overseas) in Hong Kong.

<Announcement of Results>

Results of Pre-selection will be notified to each applicant via e-mail and will be published on the Competition official website by April 30th, 2018.
From 1st Round, results will be announced on the last day of each round.

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Eligibility

The Competition is open to pianists of all nationalities born on or after April 2, 1991 and on or before April 1, 2001.

Application Deadline

Online Application : February 28, 2018(Japan Time)
Postal Application : Postmarked by February 28, 2018

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Jury Members

Chairperson of Jury Akiko EBI
Jury Members
(1st Round)
Seizo AZUMA
Kayo MIKI
Satoshi SHIGEMATSU
Mamiko SUDA
Kenji WATANABE
Jury Members
(Semifinal Round, Final Round)
Yves HENRY(France)
Shigeo NERIKI
Mamiko SUDA
Dina YOFFE(Israel / Germany)

※In alphabetical order

※Pre-selection will be judged by the jury including the above jury members.

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