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Contestant Registration

Contestants must arrive in Hamamatsu on the dates specified by the Secretariat (November 6, 7 and 8) and register at the Secretariat.

Travel Support

Each contestant is responsible for his/her travel expenses. However, the following contestants will receive travel support as outlined below.

[Non-Japanese contestants currently residing in Asia]
¥50,000 as air travel and domestic travel expense support
[Non-Japanese contestants currently residing outside of Asia]
¥100,000 as air travel and domestic travel expense support
[Japanese contestants currently residing outside of Japan]
50% of the above-stated travel support [Contestants currently residing in Japan] Not eligible for travel support

Notes

  • - Contestants who possess dual-nationality will receive the travel support based on the country they are currently residing.
  • - Contestants must inform the Secretariat as soon as possible when the place of residence changes after sending in the application.

Accommodation Support

The Organizer will bear the accommodation expenses of the contestant and provide a daily per diem allowance for food, only if the contestant stays in a hotel/hotels specified by the Secretariat from the day of contestant registration until the following dates.

(1) First Stage contestants
until morning of November 14, 2018
(2) Second Stage contestants
until morning of November 19, 2018
(3) Third Stage contestants
until morning of November 23, 2018
(4) Finalists
until morning of November 26, 2018

Selection of Pianos

Contestants will have the opportunity to test the pianos provided by the Secretariat and choose one for their performances.

Practice Piano

Beginning two days before the First Stage (November 7), a room with a grand piano will be made available to each contestant at no charge for a period specified below.

First Stage contestants
4 hours or more per day.
Second, Third Stage contestants and Finalists
12 hours per day in a dedicated practice room
  • - The Third Stage contestants will rehearse with the chamber musicians the day before the Third Stage (November 18).
  • - The finalists will rehearse with the orchestra before the Final Stage (November 21 or 22).

Decision on the Order of Appearance

The order of appearance will be decided at the Drawing for Appearance Order (November 8) and will not change once it has been decided. However, changes to the Final Stage only may be made when necessary.

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Hamamatsu International Piano Competition

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Organized by

  • Hamamatsu City
  • Hamamatsu Cultural Foundation

Special Sponsors

  • All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.
  • Yamaha Corporation
  • Ensyu Railway Co., Ltd.
  • Central Japan Railways Company
  • Kawai Musical Instruments Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
  • Roland Corporation
  • SANRITSU CONFECTIONERY Co., Ltd.
  • Yamaha Corporation

Supported By

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Shizuoka Prefectural Government, Japan Federation of Musicians, Japan Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC), Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities, The Piano Teachers’ National Association of Japan(PTNA), Hamamatsu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, JAPAN PIANO TEACHERS ASSOCIATION, Jiji Press, Ltd., Sankei Shimbun, Inc., Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc., The Mainichi Newspapers, The Yomiuri Shimbun, The Asahi Shimbun・Shizuoka General Bureau, Shizuoka Shimbun and Shizuoka Broadcasting System, The Chunichi Shimbun, Tokai Headquarters, Japan Broadcasting Corporation Shizuoka Station, Shizuoka Asahi Television Co., Ltd., Shizuoka Daiichi Television Corporation, Shizuoka Telecasting Co., Ltd., Ongaku no Tomo Sha Corp., CHOPIN Magazines, Shizuoka FM Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Hamamatsu FM Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Hamamatsu Cable Television, Kawai Musical Instruments Manufacturing Co., Ltd., The Piano Gallery, Ltd., Roland Corporation, Yamaha Corporation

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