The Competition lasts for a long period of two weeks. Do you know how to advance toward the victory?
We will tell you from A to Z of the competition procedures alongside of the 10th Competition schedule.
The prospectus of the 10th Competition 2018 is to be announced in public.
*The 9th Competition 2015 received 449 applicants from 42 countries and 1 region.
The selection is proceeded based on the DVD, concealing “name, age and nationality” of each applicant.
Applicants are notified of the results by June 30 (Sat).
Successful applicants, now called “Contestants” plunge into their patient and intensive practice heading toward the competition.
Contestants coming from their countries gather in Hamamatsu.
Piano selection and drawing for appearance order are to follow before the competition kicks off.
Jury members also arrive in the town around this period.
The first job for contestants is to select a piano used for the competition.
They can choose the best one for their own use out of some models placed on the stage of the Concert Hall.
The order of appearance is decided by drawing. Please check out the order on our website.
You can enjoy a piano recital by Alexander GADJIEV, first prizewinner of the 9th Competition.
Over five days, each contestant performs a free choice of pieces including more than one etude within 20 min (72 contestants performed in the 9th Competition).
Results of judgement (24 successful contestants) are to be announced on the last day of November 13 (Tue).
Those contestants who cannot advance to the next stage may voluntarily showcase their performances in a mini concert at public schools or facilities in a more relaxed atmosphere.
Twenty four contestants are expected for this stage. Each contestant performs (a) and (b) within 40 min.
Results of judgement (12 successful contestants) are to be announced on the last day of November 17 (Sat).
Twelve semi-finalists are expected for this stage. They perform chamber music by Mozart and free choice of pieces in a solo recital within 70 min. in total.
Six finalists are to be announced on the last day of November 20 (Tue).
Each of six finalists performs one of the designated concertos with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra (Conductor: TAKASEKI Ken).
After the long way, the pianist who stands at the pinnacle of the Competition is to be finally announced!
Six finalists showcase their performances in a more relaxed mood, being free from heavy pressure and tension throughout the competition.