Guide to the 2018 Hamamatsu International Piano Competition

Interview

Noriko Ogawa talks about musicianship

Pianist Noriko Ogawa, former Leeds prizewinner and sought after competition judge, shares her personal experiences and views on piano competitions.
ABOUT THE COMPETITION

The Hamamatsu International Piano Competition was started in 1991 in commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the founding of Hamamatsu City. Since then this international cultural program has been held every three years to celebrate the history and tradition of the city of music and musical instruments.

Over the years, the competition has produced many pianists who are active on the world stage and many of the prize-winners of the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition have gone on to receive awards at famous international piano competitions. As a result, the competition receives both domestic and international acclaim.

Eligibility: The Competition is open to pianists born on or after January 1, 1988.

Applications must be made either online or by post and preliminary section will be based on the DVD.

The First Prizewinner will be given at least 10 opportunities to perform in and outside of Japan, including solo recitals and performances with major orchestras, by the end of March 2020.

For full information, please visit the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition website.

COMPETITION CONCERTS

Commemorative Event of the 10th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition: Seong-Jing Cho Piano Recital

Beethoven, Debussy, Chopin
Seong-Jin Cho, Piano

The 10th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition - Final Stage

Tokyo Symphony Orchestra; Ken Takaseki; Contestants of the 10th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition

The 10th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition - Prizewinner's Concert

Prizewinner of the 10th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition, Piano
THE 9TH HAMAMATSU INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION
LAUREATES: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Click to see how past winners are doing now, and where they're performing.