4th SKIPC: Announcement of Results of Pre-selection and Notice of Postponement
The Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition Committee has announced the results of Pre-selection and the postponement of this summer’s Competition to July-August, 2023.
The SKIPC Committee sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience caused by the postponement of the announcement of the results of the Pre-selection of the 4th Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition, which was scheduled for March 10th.
As a result of the Pre-selection in each area, the SKIPC Committee is pleased to announce the results of the Pre-selection of the 4th SKIPC. The competitors who passed the Pre-selection stage can be checked at the link below:
The SKIPC Committee would like to express our heartfelt congratulations to the competitors who have passed the rigorous Pre-selection stage.
On the other hand, due to the current tense international situation, the SKIPC Committee has had to carefully reconsider the possibility of hosting the Competition this summer. Unfortunately, the Committee has taken the regrettable decision to postpone the Competition for one year, as it would be difficult to welcome all of the competitors from abroad, as well as the jury members and accompanists to Japan in the best and safest condition. This was a very challenging decision to make, but the SKIPC Committee requests the kind understanding and cooperation of all participants and followers.
All competitors who passed the Pre-selection this time will be considered to have the right to participate in the First Round, which will be held from the end of July to August, 2023.
Details such as the new schedule will be announced on the official Competition website as soon as possible.
The SKIPC Committee will continue its sincere efforts to host the competition in 2023, and would be grateful for the continued support of the Competition and the competitors as before.
The purpose of the SKIPC is to promote international cultural exchange and to contribute to the development of music by nurturing the next generation of pianists from around the world. The SKIPC Committee sincerely hopes that the world can return to a more peaceful state as soon as possible, and that the Competition can continue to be held in a safe and secure environment.
The Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition Committee
■ Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition Official Website
■ Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition Official YouTube Channel