Past Competitions 3rd Edition (2019)

The 3rd Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition

Outline of the 3rd Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition Outline of the 3rd Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition

Dates and Venues

Date Venue
Pre-selection Japan TokyoⅠ Mar 18 - 19, 2019 Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon "Pause"
TokyoⅡ Mar 28 - 29, 2019
Nagoya Mar 20, 2019 Kawai Nagoya Concert Salon "Bourrée"
Osaka Mar 21, 2019 Kawai Umeda Concert Salon "Jouer"
Overseas Feb 2019 Video Screening
Lottery Jul 27, 2019 Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon "Pause"
1st Round Jul 28 - 30, 2019
Semifinal Round Jul 31 - Aug 1, 2019
Final Round Aug 3, 2019 Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall
Prize Winners' Concert Aug 4, 2019 Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon "Pause"
Pre-selection (Japan)
TokyoI Mar 18 - 19, 2019
Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause”
TokyoⅡ Mar 28 - 29, 2019
Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause”
Nagoya Mar 20, 2019
Kawai Nagoya Concert Salon "Bourrée"
Osaka Mar 21, 2019
Kawai Umeda Concert Salon “Jouer”
Pre-selection (Overseas)
Feb 2019
Video Screening
Lottery
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”
Final Round
Aug 3, 2019
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall
Prize Winners’ Concert
Aug 4, 2019
Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon “Pause”

Jury Members

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

※In alphabetical order

Advisors

Advisor Hitoshi KOBAYASHI
Music Advisor Akiko EBI

Eligibility

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

Number of Applicants

234(from 18 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

Prize Winner

First Prize
Audience Award

Ilya SHMUKLER

 Russia

Second Prize

Harrison HERMAN

 Australia

Third Prize

Polina SASKO

 Ukraine

Fourth Prize Keiichiro IKEBE (Japan)
Fifth Prize Kaho ARAISHI (Japan)
Nagino MARUYAMA (Japan)
First Prize
Audience Award

Ilya SHMUKLER

 Russia

Second Prize

Harrison HERMAN

 Australia

Third Prize

Polina SASKO

 Ukraine

Fourth Prize Keiichiro IKEBE (Japan)
Fifth Prize Kaho ARAISHI (Japan)
Nagino MARUYAMA (Japan)

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