KAWAI MUSIC SCHOOL
PIANO COMPETITION ONLINE

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

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.

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 country or region and have been recommended by the school.

Application Period

December 1, 2021 – January 20, 2022

How to apply

Application method will be announced before the start of the application period.

Categories

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

CATEGORY LEVEL AGE
A SOUND TREE 6 18 years old or younger / those born on or after April 1, 2003
B SOUND TREE 5B, 5A, 4B 18 years old or younger / those born on or after April 1, 2003
C SOUND TREE 4A, 3B, 3A 15 years old or younger / those born on or after April 1, 2006
D SOUND TREE 2, 1B, 1A, J 9-11 years old / those born between April 1, 2010 and March 31, 2013
4-8 years old / those born between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2018
CATEGORY

A

LEVEL

SOUND TREE 6

AGE

18 years old or younger /
those born on or
after April 1, 2003

CATEGORY

B

LEVEL

SOUND TREE 5B, 5A, 4B

AGE

18 years old or younger /
those born on or after
April 1, 2003

CATEGORY

C

LEVEL

SOUND TREE 4A, 3B, 3A

AGE

15 years old or younger /
those born on or after
April 1, 2006

CATEGORY

D
(There are 2 classifications based on age.)

LEVEL

SOUND TREE 2, 1B, 1A, J

AGE

9-11 years old /
those born between April 1,
2010 and March 31, 2013 4-8 years old /
those born between April 1,
2013 and March 31, 2018

Please refer to the rules and regulations for the pieces to be performed.

Entry Fee

JPY 5,000
Payment method will be announced before the start of the application period.

Judging Rules

In this competition, we consider musical expression as an important factor, not just technique.
Whether you choose an easy piece or a difficult piece, we will give you an evaluation based on your musical The following points will be especially valued in the judging process.

1. Whether the performance shows your willingness to express yourself.
2. Whether the performance shows the results of the lesson you have taken so far.

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 Inquiry