Age Categories

Age Categories

The Competition is open for applicants of any nationality. The age limit of participants must be not older than 35 years inclusive at the date of the opening ceremony of the Competition ( 3th of December, 2017).

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Competition Rules

  1. The Japan Piano Open International  Festival and Competition will take place in Tokyo from 3-8 of December, 2017.
  2. The Competition is open to pianists of all nationalities up to 35 y.o. (Born after 12.09.1982)
  3. The application deadline is 25th of November 2017
  4. The Application procedure must be done online. Candidates will not be admitted to the contest unless payment will be received. 
    The entrance fee will not be reimbursed for any reason.
  5. All participants must arrive to the registration on December 3, 2017 at "Sengawa Fix Hall", 1-25-2 Sengawacho, Chofu, Tokyo 182-0002 Japan.
  6. The decisions of the jury are final and not subject to review or appeal.
  7. The jury into equal parts can divide the prizes. The members of the jury may also suggest not to give any reward if they deem that no candidate is worthy. However, the Final decision will be made by the Chairman.
  8. All the rounds are open to the public and all the performances must be given by heart, including of the 3 commissioned compositions by Alexey Shor.
  9. The Competition consists of 2 Solo rounds.
  10. The organizing committee may cancel the competition in case of too few entries. Candidates will be promptly informed and the entrance fee will be refunded.
  11. The program order of the rounds will be drawn by lots at the convocation time.
  12. The drawing order will be followed in all rounds, the final one excepted. The day and the time of the performance will be decided by the secretariat.
    The order of appearance in the final will be determined by the jury.
  13. Candidates must fill in the application form listing their program in due order.
  14. In the eventuality of radio or television productions, audio or video recordings of the tests or of the winners’ concerts the participants have no right to advance claims or financial requests to the producers or transmitters.
  15. The jury is made up of renowned artists and critics. Those members who have or have had, during the two years before the starting date of the competition, didactic relationships with one or more competitors, must retain from taking part in the discussion and in the voting during the above-mentioned competitors’ examinations. 
    The abstention must be clearly reported in the minutes. During the first meeting, each member of the jury must sign a statement about his/her personal situation towards the participants with reference to above.
  16. Financial settlements
    Travel, accommodation and visa costs, if necessary, are the responsibility of the participants themselves. 
    To the applicants needing a visa, an official invitation will be sent.
  17. Copyright
    All stages of the Competition may be broadcast live and/or may be recorded and videotaped for subsequent
broadcast, video, DVD, audio recording or any other format/media use. 
    It is anticipated that recordings of selected Competition performances will be commercially produced, that a documentary of the Competition incorporating selected performances will be produced for television, and that parts of the Competition will be made available on the Internet. Camera crews may photograph all Competition events.
Prizes

Prizes

1st Prize: €10.000

2nd Prize: €5.000

3rd Prize: €3.000

Special Prize for the best interpretation of piece by A. Shor:  €2.000

 

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Repertoire

STAGE 1:

Each candidate will perform a program not to exceed 15 minutes in length. The repertoire will consist of works chosen by the Pianist.

STAGE 2: "Final"

Each candidate will perform a program not to exceed 40 minutes.

The repertoire will consist of 30 minutes in length works chosen by the Pianist, and 10 minutes in length FREELY CHOSEN 3 compositions from the "Childhood Memories" by Alexey Shor.


* All repertoire (including the commisioned compositions by A.Shor) must be performed by heart.

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