Coming Soon in Hamamatsu | 10th International Piano Competition
From 8 to 25 November, Hamamatsu, Creative City of Music in Japan, will organize the 10th edition of its International Piano Competition.
Held every three years since 1991, the competition has welcomed prominent pianists, including Seong-Jin Cho, award-winner in 2009, who was also awarded at the international Chopin Piano Competition in 2015. Renowned piano teachers also participate in Hamamatsu International Piano Competition.
To each edition of the competition, candidates are invited to select one composition, which will be played with Yamaha, Kawai and Steinway instruments. Yamaha and Kawai – internationally renowned music instruments manufacturers based in Hamamatsu – are offering their latest models for the candidates to perform. Each manufacturer will tune the pianos based on the musicians’ requests in order for them to give the best of their performances.
In addition to the competition, a wide range of activities will be proposed, such as a volunteer citizen participation project, and concerts offered by the candidates in homes and schools.
For 10th anniversary of the competition, no less than 382 applications from 37 countries were received. Among them, 95 contestants were selected.