Welcome to the 1st "Japan Piano Open" International Piano Competition!
Since many years the "European Foundation for Support of Culture" is known as one of biggest foundations where the word SUPPORT placed above all. I am honored to join the board of several projects of the foundation including the „Japan Piano Open“ International Competition.
The panel of the International Jury consists of world wide recognized musicians from different countries.
I am delighted to announce, that a part of the competition program will be dedicated to a wonderful contemporary composer, Alexey Shor, who has endowed all participants to perform two of his pieces from the Suite „Childhood Memories“ at Final round.
I believe, that "Japan Piano Open" will become a new effective World Piano Podium, where the pianists will share their personalities, professionalism and knowledge.
I wish a wonderful time to the members of the Jury, good luck to all participants and WELCOME TO TOKYO.
We are glad to welcome you to the first edition of the Japan Piano Open - International Piano Competition organized by European Foundation for Support of Culture, which is taking place in the city of Japan – Tokyo.
This newly born international piano competition will provide an opportunity and a new effective platform for young pianists, not only to show their technique, skills and professionalism, but also their personality and knowledge when interpreting the compositions which they will be performing.
Japan Piano Open – International Piano Competition makes part of the big series of 11 international piano competitions where 5 best participants of each competition will have a free participation in the Malta International Piano Competition 2018 in the framework of the “Malta International Music Festival 2018” which is dedicated to Valletta 2018, when the capital of Malta will become European Capital of Culture 2018!
The mission of the European Foundation for Support of Culture through the presentation of the Japan Piano Open – International Piano Competition is to discover, promote, support and document the great masters of the keyboard emerging in this generation; to rediscover unusual repertoire while providing audiences with a unique musical experience; to build the audiences of the future to help ensure the very existence of classical music. Our focus is to give talents opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience on an international level and thus we are glad to attract pianists from different countries around the world!
I wish all participants good luck and invite classical music lovers to join us at the concerts!
With best regards and respect,
Mr. Konstantin Ishkhanov,
President of EFSC