First Prize

¥3,000,000 / Gold Medal / Certificate of Merit

Second Prize

¥1,800,000 / Silver Medal / Certificate of Merit

Third Prize

¥1,200,000 / Bronze Medal / Certificate of Merit

Fourth Prize

¥750,000 / Certificate of Merit

Fifth Prize

¥600,000 / Certificate of Merit

Sixth Prize

¥450,000 / Certificate of Merit

Best Performer of the Japanese Work

¥300,000 / Certificate of Merit

Diploma of Outstanding Merit

¥150,000 / Certificate of Merit

Chamber Music Award

¥150,000 / Certificate of Merit

Audience Prize

A Certificate of Merit and additional awards
The First Prizewinner will be given at least 10 opportunities to perform in and outside of Japan, including solo recitals and performances with major orchestras, by the end of March 2017. The performer will be paid an appearance fee of ¥100,000 per performance and have related travel and accommodation expenses borne by the Organizer. However, no appearance fee will be paid for the performance with Hamamatsu Symphony Orchestra.
The First Prizewinner will be given the Mayor of Sapporo Award with the opportunity to perform in Sapporo, based on the Hamamatsu-Sapporo “Musical and Cultural City Exchange Declaration”.
Additional awards may be offered by private companies or individuals who support the objectives of the Competition.

Prizewinners' Concerts

Winners of first to sixth prize must perform at the Prizewinners' Concerts to be held at the Main Hall of ACT CITY Hamamatsu on December 7, 2015 and in Tokyo on December 8, 2015. Performers will not be paid an appearance fee for these concerts.

2012 First Prizewinner's Concert Tour by Ilya Rashkovskiy, 2013 -2014



April 16 ANIMATO 2013 (Paris, France)
June 19 Mie Center for the Arts (Tsu, Japan)
June 29 Kawai Omotesando Concert Salon ‘Pause’ (Tokyo, Japan)
July 3 RYUTOPIA Niigata-City Performing Arts Center (Niigata, Japan)
July 6 Pacific Music Festival 2013 (Sapporo, Japan)
July 7 Suntory Hall (Tokyo, Japan)
July 11 Hamarikyu Asahi Hall (Tokyo, Japan)
July 26 International Keyboard Institute & Festival 2013 (New York, USA)
August 8 68th International Chopin Piano Festival (Duszniki Zdroj, Poland)
August 13 La Roque d'Anthéron International Piano Festival (France)
September 29 Copernicanum Concert Hall (Bydgoszcz, Poland)/td>
October 1 Mirror Hall (Łódź, Poland)
November 4 Hyogo Performing Arts Center (Nishinomiya, Japan)
November 6 Ofunato Civic Cultural Center Rias Hall (Ofunato, Japan)
November 13 Hokkoku Shimbun Akabane Hall (Kanazawa, Japan)
November 17 Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall (Yokohama, Japan)
November 18 ACROS Fukuoka Symphony Hall (Fukuoka, Japan)
November 19 Hiroshima Minami Ward Community Cultural Center (Hiroshima, Japan)
November 22 ACT CITY Hamamatsu (Hamamatsu, Japan)
November 24 Yamaha Hall (Tokyo, Japan)


June 29 Le Festival Chopin à Paris 2014 (Paris, France)








February 27 Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre / New Japan Philharmonic
June 14, 15 Aichi Prefectural Art Theater / Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra
July 14 ACT CITY Hamamatsu / Hamamatsu Symphony Orchestra
September 27 Dwór Artusa / Torun Symphony Orchestra
(Torun, Poland)
November 16 Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall / Japan Philharmonic Orchestra



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  • 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


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