The Preliminary Round of the 1st Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition will start from April 23rd, 2017.
By the deadline of March 31st, 2017, we received 327 applications from 25 countries around the world except China and Hong Kong (179 from Japan and 148 from overseas). We really appreciate your kind support to the Competition.
Japan Preliminary Round will take place at Concert Salons or Music Salon in the Kawai Showrooms in Sapporo, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka. Overseas Preliminary Round will be conducted based on DVD (Video) and the results will be announced by the end of May, 2017. China/Hong Kong Preliminary Round (Kawai Asia Piano Competition) is to be held at Xian Conservatory in China from July 1st to 5th, 2017.
Japan Preliminary Round is admission free. We are looking forward to seeing you at the venues.