Application

Eligibility

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

Application Deadline

Postal Application :
Postmarked by March 31, 2017
Online Application :
Application should be completed by March 31, 2017 and DVD (Video)
should reach to the Secretariat by April 8, 2017

Application Procedures

Applications must be submitted either by (a) Online Application or (b) Postal Application.
Only (a) Online Application is acceptable for application from overseas due to the payment procedure.

※Online Application opens from December, 2016

(a)Online Application (b)Postal Application
①Application Form Applicants must enter all the necessary information in the online application form on the Competition’s official site.

Online Application

Applicants must send the application form to the Secretariat (address below) by registered mail or air courier service.
The application form can be downloaded from the Competition’s official site.

Entry Blank Download

②Photo taken within 6months of the application date Upload high quality photo data at the time of application. Send two photographs (larger than L-size print) with name backside to the Secretariat.
※Chest up, from front.
※HHigh resolution data (1-10MB) or Photo larger than L-size print (127×89㎜).
※Copyright free.
※Photo will be used for official programs, official website and other promotional materials.
③Copy of Official Documents
(Age, Nationality)
Upload scanned image data at the time of application. Send a copy of official document to the Secretariat together with ① and ②.
※Official documents shows the applicant’s name, nationality and face(passport is recommended).
④Entry Fee Entry fee (JPY3,000 or JPY20,000) must be paid by credit card on the payment page appears after the application page. Entry fee (JPY20,000) must be paid by bank transfer to the bank account (shown below), and the transfer statement should be sent to the Secretariat.

Bank Account for Bank Transfer :
Bank Name : Japan Post Bank
Account Type : Ordinary Deposit Account
Account No. : 00850-3-183916
Account Name : Kawai Music Competition Committee
※Bank charge should be borne by applicants.
※Entry Fee cannot be refunded in any case.
⑤DVD(Video Data) If you apply to Overseas Preliminary Round, DVD should be sent to the Secretariat below or video data should be uploaded to online storage or YouTube (Unlisted) and enter the URL on online application form.

※Regarding the instruction about the video recording, please see the notice mentioned here.
⑥Confirmation of Application E-mail confirming application will be sent to each applicant.
※Applicants should contact to the Secretariat if the e-mail does not reach in two weeks after the application.
  • Online Application
  • Postal Application

(a)Online Application

(a) - ①Application Form
Applicants must enter all the necessary information in the online application form on the Competition’s official site.

Online Application

(a) - ②Photo taken within 6months of the application date
Upload high quality photo data at the time of application.
※Chest up, from front. ※High resolution data (1-10MB) or Photo larger than L-size print (127×89㎜). ※Copyright free. ※Photo will be used for official programs, official website and other promotional materials.
(a) - ③Copy of Official Documents
(Age, Nationality)
Upload scanned image data at the time of application.
※Official documents shows the applicant’s name, nationality and face(passport is recommended).
(a) - ④Entry Fee
Entry fee (JPY3,000 or JPY20,000) must be paid by credit card on the payment page appears after the application page.
※Bank charge should be borne by applicants. ※Entry Fee cannot be refunded in any case.
(a) - ⑤DVD (Video Data)
If you apply to Overseas Preliminary Round, DVD should be sent to the Secretariat below or video data should be uploaded to online storage or YouTube (Unlisted) and enter the URL on online application form.

※Regarding the instruction about the video recording, please see the notice in 4-1.
(a) - ⑥Confirmation of Application
E-mail confirming application will be sent to each applicant.
※Applicants should contact to the Secretariat if the e-mail does not reach in two weeks after the application.

(b)Postal Application

(b) - ①Application Form
Applicants must send the application form to the Secretariat (address below) by registered mail or air courier service.
The application form can be downloaded from the Competition’s official site.

Application Form (for Japan Preliminary Round) Download

(b) - ②Photo taken within 6months of the application date
Send two photographs (larger than L-size print) with name backside to the Secretariat.
※Chest up, from front. ※High resolution date (1-10MB) or Photo larger than L-size print (127×89㎜). ※Copyright free. ※Photo will be used for official programs, official website and other promotional materials.
(b) - ③Copy of Official Documents
(Age, Nationality)
Send a copy of official document to the Secretariat together with ① and ②.
※Official documents shows the applicant’s name, nationality and face(passport is recommended).
(b) - ④Entry Fee
Entry fee (JPY20,000) must be paid by bank transfer to the bank account (shown below), and the transfer statement should be sent to the Secretariat.

Bank Account for Bank Transfer :
Bank Name : Japan Post Bank
Account Type : Ordinary Deposit Account
Account No. : 00850-3-183916
Account Name : Kawai Music Competition Committee
※Bank charge should be borne by applicants. ※Entry Fee cannot be refunded in any case.
(b) - ⑤Confirmation of Application
E-mail confirming application will be sent to each applicant.
※Applicants should contact to the Secretariat if the e-mail does not reach in two weeks after the application.

Mailing Address

Secretariat of Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition

200 Terejima-cho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka-Pref., 430-8665, Japan

TEL : +81 53-457-1334+81 53-457-1334 / FAX : +81 53-457-1303

E-mail : skipc@kawai.co.jp

  • Online Application
  • Application Guidelines Download
  • Application Form (for Japan Preliminary Round) Download