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Eligibility The Hamamatsu International Piano Competition (the Competition) is open to pianists born on or after January 1, 1991.
Application Period Open: February 1 (Thursday), 2024
Close: March 31 (Sunday), 2024 at 24:00 (Japan time)
Procedure Applications can only be made online.
Applicants must prepare the following data files (1) to (4), enter the required items in their “My page” created on the Competition's official website (www.hipic.jp) and upload the data files.
The contents of the data files can be modified/updated during the application period (from February 1 to March 31, 2024).
  1. (1) A performance video file of the repertoire for Preliminary Selection (file format must be MP4, AVI, MOV or WMV)
  2. (2) An image file of a recent glossy color photograph (300dpi or higher, front facing, chest up)
  3. (3) A PDF file of a passport or an official document that contains the applicant's name, nationality and date of birth
  4. (4) A PDF file of letters of recommendation (any format is acceptable) from two eminent musicians, at least one of whom must be specialized in piano
Payment of Entry Fee The entry fee of 15,000 yen must be paid in Japanese yen by the application closing date.
The entry fee is payable by credit card via the entry fee payment form on the Competition's official website.
【 Notes 】
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.
  • Incomplete applications or applications which do not contain all the necessary information and accompanying items will not be considered for Preliminary Selection.
  • Applicants should contact the Secretariat if they should not receive a confirmation email of receipt of their application within a week of submission.
  • Entry fees will not be returned under any circumstances.
Apply Here
  • 1. Please register your Email to complete the Interim Registration process.
  • 2. An Interim Registration Completion Notification will be sent to the Email you have inputted. Please note our email domain is @hipic.jp to receive all emails from us securely.
  • 3. Please confirm the details in the Email and follow the instructions to proceed to the Registration Process. After completion of your registration, your MYPAGE will be available.
    * Please ensure you read and fully understand the 'Prospectus' and 'Handling of Personal Information' before completing the Interim Registration process. 
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Handling of Personal Information

The Hamamatsu International Piano Competition(hereinafter HIPIC) will use your Personal Information for the purpose necessary to carry out the transaction with you, including providing services, setting payments, responding to your inquiries, contacting you.

- To conduct the competition

- To judge applicants' performances

- To proceed applicants' participation in the competition, to send out necessary documents to applicants, etc.

- To publish newsletters released by HIPIC, Home Page etc. and Media release

HIPIC shall implement safety measures in a suitable manner to prevent any and all Personal Information from being accessed in an unauthorized manner, from being lost, damaged, altered, or leaked, etc. In case HIPIC should outsource handling of Personal Information, the outsourcing contract will stipulate necessary matters to ensure the proper protection and management of personal information, and to ensure it is not passed on or leaked.

Interim Registration

Interim Registration is completed.

  • An Interim Registration Completion Notification has been sent to the Email address you have inputted.
  • Please click the link in the email and follow the instructions to proceed to the Registration Process.
  • After the completion of the Registration, your entry system will be available.