2023 KAWAI MUSIC SCHOOL
PIANO COMPETITION

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting “2023 KAWAI MUSIC SCHOOL PIANO COMPETITION”.

Message

At KAWAI MUSIC SCHOOL, we have been engaged in our music education activities with the goals of "learn through music, not just learn music", "not just aim to acquire techniques" and "nurture individuality and make a richer personality through activities to express oneself through music" based on our educational philosophy, "Through music, we guide the irreplaceable personality of each student, and through mutual respect for each person's personality, we create the joy of communicating and resonating with others".

It is thanks to the understanding and cooperation of all of you that we were able to hold this competition for the first time, inheriting the spirit of KAWAI MUSIC COMPETITION, "actively evaluate spontaneous musical expression rather than superiority or inferiority of technique", which is based on the educational philosophy of KAWAI MUSIC SCHOOL.

We would like to express our deepest gratitude.

We hope that every participant will be able to demonstrate in this competition the "eagerness to express your own music" that comes from the joy of creating your own music and the excitement of delivering music to other people.

Although the spread of the novel coronavirus is not yet under control and the situation is still severe, we hope that this competition will help you to rediscover the importance and necessity of music and make your musical life more meaningful and enriching.

We sincerely look forward to your participation.

KAWAI JAPAN

Eligibility

Students who live in China, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, or Vietnam, and are enrolled in a directly managed or licensed KAWAI MUSIC SCHOOL in that region and have been recommended by the school.


<List of the representative KAWAI MUSIC SCHOOLs and licensed companies in each region>


China Kawai Musical Instruments (China) Co., Ltd.
Indonesia PT. Kawai Music School Indonesia
Thailand Prime Music Co., Ltd.
Taiwan Tong Ho Musical & Wooden Works Co., Ltd.
Vietnam Viet Thuong Trading and Service Manufacturing Corporation
China

Kawai Musical Instruments (China) Co., Ltd.

Indonesia

PT. Kawai Music School Indonesia

Thailand

Prime Music Co., Ltd.

Taiwan

Tong Ho Musical & Wooden Works Co., Ltd.

Vietnam

Viet Thuong Trading and Service Manufacturing Corporation

Categories

Categories are divided as follows according to the participants' age and level.


CATEGORY LEVEL AGE
Solo A SOUND TREE 6, SOUND TREE ALBUM 18 years old or younger(those born on or after April 1, 2004)
B SOUND TREE 5B, 5A, 4B
C SOUND TREE 4A, 3B 15 years old or younger(those born on or after April 1, 2007)
D SOUND TREE 3A, 2 4-8 years old(those born between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2019)
E SOUND TREE J 9-11 years old(those born between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2014)
F SOUND TREE 1B, 1A 4-8 years old(those born between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2019)
Duo G SOUND TREE 3A, 2 4-8 years old(those born between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2019)
H SOUND TREE J 9-11 years old(those born between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2014)
I SOUND TREE 1B, 1A 4-8 years old(those born between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2019)
CATEGORY

Solo A

LEVEL

SOUND TREE 6

AGE

18 years old or younger
(those born on or after April 1, 2004)

CATEGORY

Solo B

LEVEL

SOUND TREE 5B, 5A, 4B

AGE

18 years old or younger
(those born on or after April 1, 2004)

CATEGORY

Solo C

LEVEL

SOUND TREE 4A, 3B

AGE

15 years old or younger
(those born on or after April 1, 2007)

CATEGORY

Solo D

LEVEL

SOUND TREE 3A, 2

AGE

4-8 years old
(those born between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2019)

CATEGORY

Solo E

LEVEL

SOUND TREE J

AGE

9-11 years old
(those born between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2014)

CATEGORY

Solo F

LEVEL

SOUND TREE 1B, 1A

AGE

4-8 years old
(those born between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2019)

CATEGORY

Duo G

LEVEL

SOUND TREE 3A, 2

AGE

4-8 years old
(those born between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2019)

CATEGORY

Duo H

LEVEL

SOUND TREE J

AGE

9-11 years old
(those born between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2014)

CATEGORY

Duo I

LEVEL

SOUND TREE 1B, 1A

AGE

4-8 years old
(those born between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2019)


※Each participant may apply for only one category.
Exceptionally, it is possible to apply for two categories, one from solo category and the other from duo category.
※Students who won the “Best Performance Award” in the previous competition will not be accepted to the same category. (Application to the higher-level category will be accepted.)

Schedule

schedule

※The Final Round will be held online.
※In addition to categories A through I, each country or region may have its own categories.
For more information, please contact KAWAI MUSIC SCHOOL or licensed company in each country or region.

How to Apply

Preliminary Round Please contact KAWAI MUSIC SCHOOL or licensed company in your country or region.
Final Round Information will be sent to those who are eligible to participate in the Final Round, before the start of the application period.
Preliminary Round

Please contact KAWAI MUSIC SCHOOL or licensed company in your country or region.

Final Round

Information will be sent to those who are eligible to participate in the Final Round, before the start of the application period.

Application Fee

※You will have to pay the application fee for both the Preliminary round and the Final Round.


Preliminary Round Please contact KAWAI MUSIC SCHOOL or licensed company in your country or region.
Final Round JPY 5,000
Payment information will be sent to those who are eligible to participate in the Final Round.
Preliminary Round

Please contact KAWAI MUSIC SCHOOL or licensed company in your country or region.

Final Round

JPY 5,000
Payment information will be sent to those who are eligible to participate in the Final Round.

Prizes

Preliminary Round Gold Prize / Silver Prize / Bronze Prize / Other Prizes
(The upper place winners will be qualified to participate in the Final Round.)
Final Round [for Students] Grand Prize / Gold Prize / Silver Prize / Bronze Prize
[for Teachers] Best Teacher Award (given to the teachers of the Grand Prize winners)
Preliminary Round

Gold Prize / Silver Prize / Bronze Prize / Other Prizes
(The upper place winners will be qualified to participate in the Final Round.)

Final Round

[for Students] Grand Prize / Gold Prize / Silver Prize / Bronze Prize
[for Teachers] Best Teacher Award (given to the teachers of the Grand Prize winners)

Jury

Preliminary Round Jury members appointed by KAWAI JAPAN will be the judge.
Final Round Japanese jury will be the judge.
Preliminary Round

Jury members appointed by KAWAI JAPAN will be the judge.

Final Round

Japanese jury will be the judge.

Judging Philosophy

The judging for this competition will be focused on the musical expression, not just the technique.
Therefore, whether you choose an easy piece or a difficult piece, you will be evaluated according to your own expression.

In particular, we will evaluate the following points.

1. Whether the performance shows your willingness to express yourself.

2. Whether the performance shows the results of the lesson you have taken.

Note

For details such as instruments to be used, how to perform, and how to record, please refer to the Rules and Regulations.

Rules and Regulations

2022 KAWAI MUSIC SCHOOL PIANO COMPETITION -ONLINE-
Winner’s Memorial Concert

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