The Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition was established in 2017 in commemoration
of the 90th anniversary of Kawai Musical Instruments Mfg. Co., Ltd. The aim of the competition is contributing to the development of musical culture and promoting international exchange by finding out and nurturing pianists of the next generation from around the world.
The Competition has two unique characteristics:
The first is that Shigeru Kawai grand pianos are utilized throughout the competition. The Shigeru Kawai full concert grand piano SK-EX,
which will be used from the 1st Round to the Final Round, has been frequently selected by pianists in prestigious international piano
competitions, and highly acclaimed as an instrument that is able to produce a variety of tones depending on the performer.
The second is that the repertoire for the final round is “piano concerto for two pianos”. It was adopted from the 2nd competition in 2018,
and prestigious pianists Prof. Andrey Pisarev and Prof. Pavel Nersessian of the Moscow Conservatory performed the orchestra part.
Both professors will return for the 4th competition and support finalists so that they can fully express their musicality.
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