Past Competitions 2nd Edition (2018)

The 2nd Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition

Outline of the 2nd Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition Outline of the 2nd Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition

Dates and Venues

Date Venue
Pre-selection (Japan) Tokyo April 5 - 8, 2018 Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon "Pause"
Nagoya April 21 - 22, 2018 Kawai Nagoya Concert Salon "Bourrée"
Osaka April 14 - 15, 2018 Kawai Umeda Concert Salon "Jouer"
Pre-selection (Overseas) China・Hong Kong April, 2018 Video Screening (Hong Kong)
Other Area March, 2018 Video Screening (Japan)
Lottery 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)
Tokyo April 5 - 8, 2018
Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause”
Nagoya April 21 - 22, 2018
Kawai Nagoya Concert Salon "Bourrée"
Osaka April 14 - 15, 2018
Kawai Umeda Concert Salon “Jouer”
Pre-selection (Overseas)
China・Hong Kong April, 2018
Video Screening (Hong Kong)
Other Area March, 2018
Video Screening (Japan)
Lottery
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”

Jury

Advisor Hitoshi KOBAYASHI
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

Eligibility

The Competition is open to pianists of all nationalities born between April 2, 1991 and April 1, 2001.

Number of Applicants

239 (from 17 countries and regions)

Winner’s Prizes Winner’s Prizes

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
GRANBEAT DP-CMX1 Award ONKYO DP-CMX1(B) Hi-Res Audio Smartphone GRANBEAT
Sonata Award JPY 50,000 
Trophy
Little Pianist Award Piano Shoes
Zen-on Award JPY 100,000

Prize Winner

First Prize
Audience Award
GRANBEAT DP-CMX1 Award
Little Pianist Award

Andrei SHYCHKO

 Belarus

Second Prize

Nail MAVLIUDOV

 Russia

Third Prize

Ayumu IBARAKI

 Japan

Fourth Prize
Zen-on Award
Jialin YAO (China)
Fifth Prize
Sonata Award
Scott MACISAAC (Canada)
Sixth Prize
Zen-on Award
Shuhei AOSHIMA (Japan)
First Prize
Audience Award
GRANBEAT DP-CMX1 Award
Little Pianist Award

Andrei SHYCHKO

 Belarus

Second Prize

Nail MAVLIUDOV

 Russia

Third Prize

Ayumu IBARAKI

 Japan

Fourth Prize
Zen-on Award
Jialin YAO (China)
Fifth Prize
Sonata Award
Scott MACISAAC (Canada)
Sixth Prize
Zen-on Award
Shuhei AOSHIMA (Japan)

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