Kawai has announced the outline of the 4th Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition. The final round is scheduled to take place on August 6, 2022 at Shibuya Cultural Center Owada “Sakura Hall” in Tokyo. Preliminary rounds are scheduled from February 2022.
Application deadline: 15th January 2022.
The Competition has two unique characteristics:
The first is that Shigeru Kawai grand pianos are utilised throughout the competition. The Shigeru Kawai full concert grand piano SK-EX,
which will be used from the 1st Round to the Final Round, has been frequently selected by pianists in prestigious international piano
competitions, and highly acclaimed as an instrument that is able to produce a variety of tones depending on the performer.
The second is that the repertoire for the final round is “piano concerto for two pianos”. It was adopted from the 2nd competition in 2018,
and prestigious pianists Prof. Andrey Pisarev and Prof. Pavel Nersessian of the Moscow Conservatory performed the orchestra part.
Both professors will return for the 4th competition and support finalists so that they can fully express their musicality.