Q:Can we play the pieces chosen for the Preliminary Selection in the first, second and third stage again?

AYes, you can.

Q:Should we omit the repetition of repertoire?

AIt is entirely performer’s discretion to do ‘repeat’ or ‘not repeat’. As for the commissioned work by Fuyuhiko Sasaki, please follow the score.

Q:Is it acceptable to pick out some pieces from a suite(s)?

AYes, acceptable. However piano sonatas must be performed with all movements unless otherwise stated.

Q:I can't find a piece(s) for my performance on the list of pieces in MY PAGE of online entry system.

APlease click [Other] at the bottom of the list, and directly input all necessary information on the piece(s).

Q:I can't click on [Payment] button on MY PAGE.

AAfter all required items are completed, [Payment] button will be available.

Q:After completion of the application, is it possible to change my repertoire?

AChanging [Personal Information], [Photo] and [Repertoire] are available on MY PAGE until 15th April. After the date, please notify to the secretariat in writing.

Q:How and when do we know the results of Preliminary Selection?

AThe results will be sent to all applicants by email by the end of June.


  • 1. For application and participation, please refer to the Prospectus (PDF).
  • 2. For further questions, please contact the Secretariat.
  • 3. Please note it may take a little while to answer your inquiry. We thank you in advance for your kind understanding.
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  • 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
  • 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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