The Fourth Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition

30 July 2022 - 07 August 2022 |

The competition is held in four stages: pre-selection, first round, semi-finals and finals. Pre-selection of foreign participants will be held on the basis of their video presentations. Pre-selected applicants will be allowed to participate in the first round. Applications will be accepted from pianists of any citizenship born between 2 April 1993 and 1 April 2005.

Dates: 30 July — 7 August, 2022.
Application deadline is 15 January, 2022.

For pianists planning to apply for the competition, Kawai’s representative office in Russia offers a unique opportunity: the first twenty people who wish to record their video presentations may do so at Kawai’s Russian office free of charge. The address of the office is Moscow, 57 Dubininskaya Street, Bldg. 4. Contact phone number: +7 (495) 995 9868.

Contributions and Prizes

Participant’s fee: JPY 20,000 (taxes included)

First Prize: JPY 1,000,000, honorary certificate and award
The First Prize winner will be given the opportunity to perform at concerts organized by Kawai Musical Inst. Mfg. Co., Ltd.

Second Prize: JPY 500,000, honorary certificate and award

Third Prize: JPY 250,000, honorary certificate and award

Fourth Prize: JPY 150,000 and honorary certificate

Fifth Prize: JPY 100,000 and honorary certificate

Sixth prize: JPY 50,000 and honorary certificate

Audience Favorite: honorary certificate and award

The amounts are indicated after the income tax is deducted in Japan.

Special prizes from the Competition sponsors may also be awarded.

For detailed information please refer to the information letter (download). To view the Competition Regulations and repertoire, as well as to apply, please visit the official website of the Competition at

Information is provided by the Organizing Committee of the Competition. Moscow Conservatory is not responsible for either completeness or accuracy of this information.