PARTICIPATION
IN THE COMPETITION

Contestant Registration

Contestants must register at the Secretariat in Hamamatsu in person on the dates specified by the Secretariat (either November 10 or November 11, 2021).

Travel Support

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

  • [Non-Japanese contestants currently residing in Asia] ¥50,000 toward air travel and domestic travel expenses
  • [Non-Japanese contestants currently residing outside Asia] ¥100,000 toward air travel and domestic travel expenses
  • [Japanese contestants currently residing outside 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 of any change in place of residence that occurs after submission of their 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 specified by the Secretariat from the day of contestant registration until the following dates.

  • First Stage contestants – until the morning of November 18, 2021
  • Second Stage contestants – until the morning of November 23, 2021
  • Third Stage contestants – until the morning of November 27, 2021
  • Finalists – until the morning of November 30, 2021.

Piano Selection

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

Piano Practice

Beginning two days before the First Stage (November 11, 2021), a room with a grand piano will be made available to each contestant at no charge for the period specified below:

  • First Stage contestants: a minimum of 4 hours per day.
  • Second and Third Stage contestants and Finalists: 12 hours per day in a dedicated practice room.
  • Third Stage contestants will rehearse with the chamber musicians the day before the Third Stage (November 22, 2021).
  • Finalists will rehearse with the orchestra before the Final Stage (November 25 or November 26, 2021).

Decision on the Order of Appearance

The order of appearance will be determined at the Drawing for Appearance Order (November 12, 2021) and will not change once it has been decided. However, for the Final Stage only, changes may be made when necessary.