Outline

Title

The 3rd 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 I/II, 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 I Mar 18 - 19, 2019 Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause”
Tokyo II Mar 28 - 29, 2019
Nagoya Mar 20, 2019 Kawai Nagoya Concert Salon “Bourree”
Osaka Mar 21 - 22, 2019 Kawai Umeda Concert Salon “Jouer”
Pre-selection (Overseas) ※2 Feb 2019 Video Screening
Rehearsal※4 Jul 26 - 27, 2019 Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause”
Lottery※3 Jul 27, 2019
1st Round Jul 28 - 30, 2019
Semifinal Round Jul 31 - Aug 1, 2019
Rehearsal Aug 2, 2019 Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall
Final Round Aug 3, 2019
Prize Winners' Concert Aug 4, 2019 Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause”
Pre-selection (Japan)※1
Tokyo I Mar 18 - 19, 2019
Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause”
Tokyo II Mar 28 - 29, 2019
Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause”
Nagoya Mar 20, 2019
Kawai Nagoya Concert Salon “Bourree”
Osaka Mar 21 - 22, 2019
Kawai Umeda Concert Salon “Jouer”
Pre-selection (Overseas) ※2
Feb 2019 Video Screening
Rehearsal※4
Jul 26 - 27, 2019
Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause”
Lottery※3
Jul 27, 2019
Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause”
1st Round
Jul 28 - 30, 2019
Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause”
Semifinal Round
Jul 31 - Aug 1, 2019
Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause”
Rehearsal
Aug 2, 2019
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall
Final Round
Aug 3, 2019
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall
Prize Winners' Concert
Aug 4, 2019
Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause”

※Multiple applications cannot be accepted.

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

※1…For the venue in Tokyo, applicants can choose either Tokyo I or Tokyo II.

※1…Applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis, and the Secretariat may ask applicants to move to another venue if the number of applications at one venue reaches full capacity. (In case of postal application, it will be accepted when the application form arrives at the Secretariat.)

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

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

※3…Order of performances in 1st Round, Semifinal Round and Final Round will be decided by the lottery on July 27, 2019. Competitors who can not attend the lottery may not be allowed to participate in the Competition.

※4…For 1st Round Competitors, rehearsal on the stage at Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause”’ will be available. Rehearsal time is 10 minutes per person and order of the rehearsal is decided by the Secretariat.

<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 March 31, 2019.
From 1st Round, results will be announced on the last day of each round.

  • Schedule

Eligibility

The Competition is open to pianists of all nationalities born between April 2, 1992 and April 1, 2002

Application Deadline

Online Application : January 31, 2019 (Japan Time)
Postal Application : Postmarked by January 31, 2019

Jury Members

Chairperson of Jury Katsumi UEDA
Jury Members Pascal DEVOYON (France)
Emiko HARIMOTO
Kei ITO
Wojciech ŚWITAŁA (Poland)
Makoto UENO
Dina YOFFE (Israel/Germany)

※In alphabetical order

Winner’s Prizes

First Prize JPY 1,000,000 Certificate of Commendation Trophy
Second Prize JPY 500,000 Certificate of Commendation Trophy
Third Prize JPY 250,000 Certificate of Commendation Trophy
Fourth - Sixth Prize Certificate of Commendation
Audience Award Certificate of Commendation Souvenir

※Other awards may be presented by the parties who support the Competition.

Additional Prize for the First Prize Winner

① Opportunities to perform at concerts/recitals organized by Kawai Musical Inst. Mfg. Co., Ltd. for one year after the competition.

② Opportunities to take master classes/seminars.

Prize Winners’ Concert

Prize Winners’ Concert will be held at Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause” on August 4, 2019. The top prize winners must agree to perform at the concert. The program should be selected from the pieces played in the Competition. Performance fee for this concert shall not be paid.

  • Performance Time
  • First Prize Winner :about 40 min.(An encore can be included)
  • Second Prize Winner:within 30 min.
  • Third Prize Winner:within 30 min.
  • Schedule
  • Repertoire