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The 1st Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition

(Pre-Selection Rounds for Singapore and Malaysia)


March 17 - 19, 2017 Singapore
Venue:   KMS Recital Studio @ Chinese Swimming Club (Location Map)

Entry Deadline: 25 Feb 2017
To pre-select THREE talented pianists from Singapore and Malaysia for submission to the inaugural Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition. (adjudication through performance video entries)
KEY Information:
  • ONE Main Category
  • Must be residing in Singapore or Malaysia
  • Born on or after 2 April 1990 and on or before 1 April 2000
  • If selected, option to progress to JAPAN
  • ALL Entries shall be awarded a participation certificate and written report.
  • JAPAN Semi Final and Final - 1 to 5 Aug 2017
  • Singapore Pre-Selection Rounds Guidelines - [Download]
  • Entry Form - [Download]
  • Local Selection  - UP TO THREE Prizes (worth S$1,900.00 per competitor)
    (Only for participants who indicated that they are willing to progress to the JAPAN Semi-Final Round and successfully selected by JAPAN SKIPC Jury panel)
    - Travel Support Offered by SKIPC (JPY 50,000)
    - Travel Support Sponsored by Robert Piano Co. (S$1,000.00)
    - Waiver of ALL Japan Registration Fees Sponsored by Robert Piano Co. (JPY 23,000) 


REPERTOIRE - (Singapore Pre-Selection rounds)

Competitor must play (1) and (2).

Playing order of (1) and (2) can be decided by the competitor

(1) One piece from Chopin:  Etude Op. 10 or Op. 25

            *Repetitions shall be the competitor's discretion.

(2) Piece(s) of his/her choice (Playing time should be from 5 to 10 minutes.


- All the pieces should be played from memory.

- Repertoire submitted cannot be changed.

- If the playing time is shorter or longer than the specified time, it will be the cause of point deduction.

JAPAN Semi Final round Information - [Download]

Adjudicators (for Singapore Pre-Selection Rounds via video entries) 

Andrew-Ma Iswargia-R    benjaminLoh 188 


Registration and Payment Options:

  • Email the completed & Signed entry forms/photos/ID to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and pay online at (through PayPal)
  • OR by crossed cheque or bank draft/money order, payable to “MS Works Pte Ltd” and mailed together with the application material to:

80 Marine Parade Road
#03-08, Parkway Parade Shopping Centre
Singapore 439269

For further information and clarifications, please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




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