Past Competitions

The 1st Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition The 1st Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition

Outline of the 1st Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition Outline of the 1st Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition

Dates and Venues

Dates Venue
Japan
Preliminary
Round
Sapporo Apr 23, 2017 Kawai Sapporo Concert Salon “Chou Chou”
Tokyo May 12-14, 2017 Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause”
Nagoya Apr 29, 2017 Kawai Nagoya Concert Salon “Bourree”
Osaka May 13-14, 2017 Kawai Umeda Concert Salon “Jouer”
Fukuoka May 14, 2017 Kawai Fukuoka Music Salon “Luce”
Overseas
Preliminary
Round
All Regions May, 2017 DVD (Video)
China / Hong Kong Jul 1-5, 2017 Xian Conservatory of Music (China)
Semifinal Round 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
Sapporo Apr 23, 2017
Kawai Sapporo Concert Salon “Chou Chou”
Tokyo May 12-14, 2017
Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause”
Nagoya Apr 29, 2017
Kawai Nagoya Concert Salon “Bourree”
Osaka May 13-14, 2017
Kawai Umeda Concert Salon “Jouer”
Fukuoka May 14, 2017
Kawai Fukuoka Music Salon “Luce”
Overseas Preliminary Round
All Regions May, 2017
DVD (Video)
China / Hong Kong Jul 1-5, 2017
Xian Conservatory of Music (China)
Semifinal Round
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”

Jury

Advisor Hitoshi KOBAYASHI
Chairperson Akiko EBI
Members Katsunori ISHII
Katsurako MIKAMI
Ewa POBLOCKA (Poland)
Chiharu SAKAI
Joaquin SORIANO (Spain)

※In alphabetical order

Eligibility

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

Number of Applicants

351(from 25 countries)

Winner’s Prizes Winner’s Prizes

Winner’s Prizes

First Prize JPY 1,000,000 
Plaque 
Certificate of Commendation
Second Prize JPY 500,000 
Plaque 
Certificate of Commendation
Third Prize JPY 250,000 
Plaque 
Certificate of Commendation
Encouragement Prize Certificate of Commendation
ONKYO Award ONKYO DP-CMX1(B) Hi-Res Audio Smartphone GRANBEAT
Sonata Award JPY 50,000 
Plaque
Teaching
Excellence Award
JPY 50,000 
Certificate of Commendation

Prize Winner

First Prize

Kenji MIURA

 Japan

Second Prize
Sonata Award

San JITTAKARN

 Thailand

Third Prize

Yui HARASHIMA

 Japan

Encouragement Prize German KITKIN (Russia)
Kyoungsun PARK (Korea)
Kotaro SHIGEMORI (Japan)
Ryoma TAKAGI (Japan)
Takashi YASUNAMI (Japan)
Lin YE (China)
ONKYO Award Ryoma TAKAGI (Japan)
Teaching
Excellence Award
Eldar NEBOLSIN

※Encouragement Prize : in alphabetical order

First Prize

Kenji MIURA

 Japan

Second Prize・Sonata Award

San JITTAKARN

 Thailand

Third Prize

Yui HARASHIMA

 Japan

Encouragement
Prize
German KITKIN (Russia)
Kyoungsun PARK (Korea)
Kotaro SHIGEMORI (Japan)
Ryoma TAKAGI (Japan)
Takashi YASUNAMI (Japan)
Lin YE (China)
ONKYO Award Ryoma TAKAGI (Japan)
Teaching
Excellence Award
Eldar NEBOLSIN

※Encouragement Prize : in alphabetical order

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