Now accepting applications for the 3rd Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition (SKIPC). The competition will be held from July 28 to August 4, 2019 in Tokyo and pianists born between April 2, 1992 and April 1, 2002 are encouraged to apply. The deadline for the online application is January 31, 2019 (Japan time). Postal applications are also accepted and will need to be postmarked the same date as the online application.

For application and information, please visit the official SKIPC website.

Established in 2017 in commemoration of the 90th anniversary of Kawai Music Instruments Mfg. Co., Ltd., the aim of the Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition is to contribute to the development of musical culture and promoting international exchange by nurturing the next generation of talented pianists from around the world.

The competition is named after the highly acclaimed Shigeru Kawai pianos, the premiere piano of Japan, and are frequently selected by pianists in prestigious competitions worldwide, including the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition where Turkish pianist Can Cakmur was awarded 1st prize, following a series of performances playing the Shigeru Kawai SK-EX concert grand piano.