Contest Participation

Entry Fee

Applicants who pass the Preliminary Selection and receive the notification of successful application must pay a competition entry fee of ¥10,000 to the bank account by the date specified by the Secretariat.

Contestant Registration

Contestants must arrive in Hamamatsu on the dates specified by the Secretariat (November 18, 19 or 20) 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.

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 Secretariat 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 specified by the Secretariat from the day of contestant registration until the following dates.

(1) First Stage contestants   until morning of November 27, 2015

(2) Second Stage contestants   until morning of December 1, 2015

(3) Third Stage contestants   until morning of December 5, 2015

(4) Finalists   until morning of December 9, 2015

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 20), 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 will be provided.

The Third Stage contestants will rehearse with the chamber musicians the day before the Third Stage (November 30).
The finalists will rehearse with the orchestra before the Final Stage (December 3 or 4).

Decision on the Order of Appearance

The order of appearance will be decided at the Drawing for Appearance Order (November 21) and will not change once it has been decided. However, changes to the Final Stage only may be made when necessary.

Orgabuzed by

  • Hamamatsu City
  • Hamamatsu Cultural Foundation

Spacial Sponsors

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


AEON Mall Hamamatsu Ichino, AEON Mall Co., Ltd.;Water Agency Inc.;Okura Act City Hotel HAMAMATSU;Sala Group;THE SHIZUOKA BANK, LTD HAMAMATSU CHUO OFFICE;SYSTEC CORPORATION;Japan Water Corporation;SHUNKADO.Co.Ltd;SOMIC ISHIKAWA INC.;DENKOSHA CO., LTD.;TOBU TOPTOURS CO., LTD.;Topia Hamamatsu Agricultural Cooperative;NIKON CORPORATION/NIKON IMAGING JAPAN INC;Hananomai Brewing Co., Ltd.;Hamanakonpou Co., Ltd.;Hamamatsu Gakuin University, Hamamatsu Gakuin University Junior College, Kindergarten Attached to Hamamatsu Gakuin University;Hamamatsu Gakugei Junior and Senior High School;Hamamatsu Shinkin Bank;Hamamatsu-Soko, Inc.;Hamamatsu D.H.C Co., Ltd.;The Piano Gallery,Ltd.;FUJIYAMA Co., Ltd.;Hotel Crown Palais Hamamatsu;YAMATAKEI SANGYO CO., LTD.;YAMAHA MOTOR CO., LTD


Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Agency for Cultural Affairs; Shizuoka Prefectural Government; Japan Federation of Musicians; Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC); Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities; The Piano Teachers' National Association of Japan (PTNA); The Hamamatsu Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Jiji Press,Ltd.; Sankei Shimbun; Nihon Keizai Shimbun Inc.; The Mainichi Newspapers; The Yomiuri Shimbun; The Asahi Shimbun Shizuoka General Bureau; Shizuoka Shimbun/Shizuoka Broadcasting System; The Chunichi Shimbun, Tokai Headquarters; Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK); Shizuoka Asahi Television; Shizuoka Daiichi Television; Shizuoka Telecasting; Ongaku no Tomo Sha Corp.; CHOPIN Magazine; K-mix; FM-Haro!; Hamamatsu Cable Television; Kawai Musical Instruments Mfg. Co., Ltd.; The Piano Gallery, Ltd.; Roland Corporation; Yamaha Corporation

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