Application

Eligibility

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

Application Deadline

Online Application : January 31, 2019(Japan Time)
Postal Application : Postmarked by January 31, 2019

Entry Fee

Application from Japan:JPY 20,000
Application from Overseas:JPY 5,000(Pre-selection)+JPY 20,000(from 1st Round)

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.

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

Online Application

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

Entry Blank Download

②Photo Upload high quality photo data at the time of application. Send a CD-R with high quality photo data or send 2 copies of the same photo with name backside to the Secretariat.
※Photo taken within 6 months of the application date (from front, chest up).
※High resolution data (1-10MB) or Photo larger than 70 × 100 mm.
※Copyright free.
※Photo will be used for official program, official website and other promotional materials.
③Official Documents 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 applicantʼs name, nationality and face (passport is recommended).
④Entry Fee Entry fee must be paid by credit card on the payment page appears after the application page.
※Competitors who pass the Pre-selection (Overseas), must pay JPY 20,000 according to the instruction from the Secretariat.
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 : MUFG Bank, Hamamatsu Branch
Account Type : Savings Account
Account No. : 0914181
Account Name : Kawai Musical Inst. Mfg. Co., Ltd.

※If using internet banking or mobile banking, payment should be done by applicant’s name. If not, there is a possibility that the payment cannot be confirmed.
⑤Video Data If you apply to Pre-selection (Overseas),
① DVD should be sent to the Secretariat below or ② video data should be uploaded to YouTube(Unlisted) or online storage, and the URL should be entered in online application form.

※Regarding the instruction about the video recording, please see the notice mentioned in here.
⑥Confirmation of Application Automatic confirmation e-mail will be sent to each applicant when the application is completed. Confirmation e-mail will be send to the e-mail address in the application form from the Secretariat.
Applicants should contact to the Secretariat if the e-mail does not reach in two weeks after the application.
※Your smartphone/PC should be able to receive e-mails from "skipc@kawai.co.jp".
  • 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 official site.

Online Application

(a) - ②Photo
Upload high quality photo data at the time of application.
※Photo taken within 6 months of the application date (from front, chest up). ※High resolution data (1-10MB) or Photo larger than 70 × 100 mm. ※Copyright free. ※Photo will be used for official program, official website and other promotional materials.
(a) - ③Official Documents
Upload scanned image data at the time of application.
※Official documents shows the applicantʼs name, nationality and face (passport is recommended).
(a) - ④Entry Fee
Entry fee must be paid by credit card on the payment page appears after the application page.
※Competitors who pass the Pre-selection (Overseas), must pay JPY 20,000 according to the instruction from the Secretariat.
(a) - ⑤Video Data
If you apply to Pre-selection (Overseas),
① DVD should be sent to the Secretariat below or ② video data should be uploaded to YouTube(Unlisted) or online storage, and the URL should be entered in online application form.

※Only ① DVD can be accepted for applications from China and Hong Kong. ※Regarding the instruction about the video recording, please see the notice mentioned in here.
(a) - ⑥Confirmation of Application
Automatic confirmation e-mail will be sent to each applicant when the application is completed.

Applicants should contact to the Secretariat if the e-mail does not reach in two weeks after the application.

※Your smartphone/PC should be able to receive e-mails from "skipc@kawai.co.jp".

(b)Postal Application

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

Application Form (for Pre-selection (Japan)) Download

(b) - ②Photo
Send a CD-R with high quality photo data or send 2 copies of the same photo with name backside to the Secretariat.
※Photo taken within 6 months of the application date (from front, chest up). ※High resolution data (1-10MB) or Photo larger than 70 × 100 mm. ※Copyright free. ※Photo will be used for official program, official website and other promotional materials.
(b) - ③Official Documents
Send a copy of official document to the Secretariat together with ① and ②.
※Official documents shows the applicantʼs 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 : MUFG Bank, Hamamatsu Branch
Account Type : Savings Account
Account No. : 0914181
Account Name : Kawai Musical Inst. Mfg. Co., Ltd.

※If using internet banking or mobile banking, payment should be done by applicant’s name. If not, there is a possibility that the payment cannot be confirmed.
(b) - ⑤Confirmation of Application
Confirmation e-mail will be send to the e-mail address in the application form from the Secretariat.

Applicants should contact to the Secretariat if the e-mail does not reach in two weeks after the application.

※Your smartphone/PC should be able to receive e-mails from "skipc@kawai.co.jp".
  • <Note>
  • ・Application after deadline date cannot be accepted.
  • ・Incomplete applications may not be subject to an examination in Pre-selection.
  • ・If entry fee is not paid by January 31, 2019, application will not be accepted.
  • ・Bank charge should be borne by applicants.
  • ・Entry fee cannot be refunded in any case.
  • ・All materials submitted to the Secretariat will not be returned.

Contact, Mailing Address

Secretariat of Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition

5-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0001, Japan

TEL : +81 3-3407-1738+81 3-3407-1738 / FAX : +81 3-3409-2598

E-mail : skipc@kawai.co.jp

  • Online Application
  • Application Guidelines Download
  • Application Form (for Pre-selection (Japan)) Download