ラフマニノフ肖像

Music is born in the mind,
meaningless unless
it reaches the heart.

Sergei Rachmaninov

About

Preliminary Selection

Preliminary selection is based
on recorded performance.

Please record your performance, upload it to YouTube, and send us the URL.
※It is also possible with the video of the concert.
※There are no rules regarding how to shoot videos or the environment.
※If you are playing multiple works, it doesn't matter whether you submit a video of all the performances through or a video of each work taken separately.
Also, even if the environment and timing of the performance differ for each video,
the judging will not be affected.

Application deadline for Preliminary selection

Sunday, October 10, 2021 (must arrive)
※Application and video submission do not
necessarily have to be done at the same time.

※If you would like to send the sound source by URL, please send it by e-mail to
rachmaninovjp@gmail.com or send it from the inquiry form.

Competition Secretariat
(Japan Rachmaninoff Association)

Tokyo Shinagawa-ku Higashi Shinagawa 3-8-8-1112 JAPAN
Tel:+81 50-5534-9555

( Weekday 12:00 ~ 16:00 )

Final Stage

Saturday, November 20 and Sunday, November 21, 2021
Venue:PHILIA HALL - Aoba Civic Cultural Center(Yokohama, Kanagawa)

Award ceremony

Sunday, November 21, 2021
Venue:PHILIA HALL - Aoba Civic Cultural Center(Yokohama, Kanagawa)

申し込み期限

演奏審査

Saturday, April 23, 2022

音源審査

Saturday, April 23, 2022
※音源は上記必着で事務局宛にお送りください。
申し込みを先に済ませ、後日音源を提出されても結構です。

Eligibility

Anyone can participate regardless
of nationality or address.
There is a section by age. Please select the age as of April 1, 2021.

A section
Amateurs, piano lovers(No age limit)
B section
7 years old or younger
C section
8, 9 years old
D section
10,11 years old
E section
12 to 14 years old
F section
15 to 17 years old
G section
18 years old and over University student,
graduate student, general

Free Works

Repertoires other than Rachmaninoff are also acceptable.
※combinations of short Works are acceptable,
Preliminary selection and final selection can play the same Works.

A section
about 3-8 minutes
B section
about 3-6 minutes
C section
about 4-7 minutes
D section
about 5-8 minutes
E section
about 6-10 minutes
F section
about 6-10 minutes
G section
about 6-10 minutes
  • ※The playing time is a guide, so even if the playing time is shorter than this, it will not affect the judging.
  • ※Although there are cases where the performance is interrupted, there is no influence on the judging.
  • ※If the performance time is reduced, we will announce the length of performance at the venue.
  • ※You can choose to play a repeat or not.
  • ※Even if the performance of the preliminary selection exceeds the time limit, it does not affect the judgment.

Judge

  • GUIGLA KATSARAVA 
    ( Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris A. Cortôt, Professor/ FRANCE,GEORGIA )
  • KENTAROH AJIMA 
    ( Showa University of Music, Senzoku Gakuen College of Music Lecturer/JAPAN )
  • TAKUO IKEDA 
    ( Music journalist/JAPAN )
  • YUKO UENO 
    ( Showa University of Music, Lecturer/JAPAN )
  • TOMOHIRO KASAHARA 
    ( Senzoku Gakuen College of Music Lecturer/JAPAN )
  • YOSHIO HAMANO 
    ( Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo College of Music, Lecturer/JAPAN )
  • HIRONAO SUZUKI 
    ( Nagoya College of Music, Visiting Associate Professor/JAPAN )
  • TAKASHI YAMAMOTO 
    ( Pianist/JAPAN )

Prizes

Prize are given to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th place in each section.

Grand Prix
From among all contestants, we give it to a contestant who performs the best.
ANA Prize
Grand Prix winners will be provided with an air ticket to receive a competition abroad.
Rachmaninoff Grand Prize
From among all contestants, we give the “Rachmaninoff Grand Prize” to a contestant who performs the best.
Rachmaninoff Prize
From among contestants who plays Rachmaninoff ’s works, we give the “Rachmaninoff Prize” to a contestant who performs the best.
Russian Music Prize
From among contestants who played the works of Russian composers, we give the “Russian Music Prize” to a contestant who performs the best.
Guigla Katsarava Prize
Master class lessons by Katzarava can be taken free of charge.

Payment of entry fee

Preliminary Selection
A section / 21,000 yen B section / 18,000 yen C section / 18,000 yen D section / 21,000 yen E section / 21,000 yen F section / 21,000 yen G section / 21,000 yen
Final stage
A section / 26,000 yen B section / 18,000 yen C section / 21,000 yen D section / 23,000 yen E section / 26,000 yen F section / 26,000 yen G section / 26,000 yen
  • ※Consumption tax will be charged on the participation fee.
  • ※The participation fee paid cannot be refunded under any circumstances.

Procedures

Please apply from the application form ※ When making a deposit, please use the email address you provided on the entry form. Please change to.

About a stand for children and auxiliary pedal.
Participants or attendants should set up stand for children and auxiliary pedals.
There is no preparation of the stand and the auxiliary pedal in the hall.
About competition start time and performance time.
We will inform you by e-mail or website from the secretariat.
Others
The latest information and Schedule will be delivered even on facebook.
We recommend that you register on the facebook page of the Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition JAPAN.
 

Chairperson of Jury

Guigla Katsarava

Guigla Katsarava

Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris A. Cortôt , Professor

"Там где заканчиваются слова начинается музыка..."
“Where the words end the music begins...”

In my opinion this quote expresses the essence of Rachmaninov's creativity.

Rachmaninov stands apart in the evolution of world music of the 20th century, it remains unique individual and unique, having no analogues in the world art. His unique language bears no analogues in the world art. Rachmaninov's music touches, excites,

inspires and wings people regardless of cultural and national differences, as it is deeply human, it is characterized by emotional “openness”, sincerity and spontaneity of expression, the finest lyrics, along with the knightly severity and Titanic power. Rachmaninov's creativity, which grew up from late Romanticism, constantly developed as it underwent a set of evolutions.

His style absorbed various tendencies, sometimes even contradictory, but his music is always easily recognized as it doesn't belong to any current. Rachmaninov's work dates back to the period of Russian art, which is called the “silver age”. The main creative method of art of this period was symbolism. Rachmaninov's works are saturated with symbols expressed by motifs-symbols, the main of which is the medieval motif “Dies Irae”. This motif symbolizes Rachmaninov's premonition of catastrophe,“the end of the world”. Also, in the works of Rachmaninov motifs derived from Orthodox practice can be found, such as mighty bell sounds.

The significance of Rachmaninov's performing work is enormous. Rachmaninov as a pianist became a benchmark for many generations of pianists from different countries and schools. Among the most celebrated features of Rachmaninov’s playing are the deep expressive content of his performances, the“singing on the piano”quality of his lines, the highly elaborated virtuoso pianism and a very bright personality. In my opinion, the Rachmaninoff Competition in Japan will seek to reveal a bright creative personality, pianists not only equipped with great technical abilities, but also having a great individual self. I would like to thank the Rachmaninov Association and the Rachmaninov Competition in Japan for the honorable invitation.

In conclusion, I would like to quote Sergei Rachmaninov

Музыка прежде всего должна быть любима; должна идти от сердца и быть обращена к сердцу. Иначе музыку надо лишить надежды быть вечным и нетленным искусством.

“First of all, music should be loved, it should go from the heart and be turned to the heart. Otherwise, music should be deprived of hope to be eternal and imperishable art.”

Prizewinner

Grand Prix

From among all contestants, we give it to a contestant who performs the best.

D section No.07 :
USUSAKA REIN

ANA Prize

You will be given a ticket to take the competition abroad.

D section No.07 :
USUSAKA REIN

A section

Amateurs, piano lovers(No age limit)

1 place No.48 :
KAJIWARA KEIGO
2 place No.58 :
KAORI UCHIDA
3 place No.55 :
ISAWA MARI
4 place No.45 :
TOYA HIROKO
5 place No.47 :
YUKI SHOGO
6 place No.52 :
MORI MITSUNOBU

B section

7 years old or younger

1 place No.13 :
KAWASHIMA AYANA
2 place No.16 :
SATOMURA KANON
3 place No.11 :
OKUBO AIRI
4 place No.15 :
SATO RISA
5 place No.17 :
OKITA MIREI
6 place No.10 :
ICHIHASHI REIKA

C section

8, 9 years old

1 place No.26 :
YAMAMOTO NENE
1 place No.27 :
OHSAWA ERENA
3 place No.24 :
YASUI YURI
4 place No.23 :
ITO REI
5 place No.25 :
ARAKI MOMOKO
6 place No.29 :
SATOU HINATA

D section

10,11 years old

1 place No.07 :
USUSAKA REIN
2 place No.03 :
IIZUKA YUTO
3 place No.09 :
ISHISE YURI
4 place No.05 :
HATANO MOMO
5 place No.08 :
HASHIMOTO AOI
6 place No.01 :
SARUYA MINAKO

E section

12 to 14 years old

1 place No.60 :
HASEGAWA MIKI
2 place No.67 :
ENDO NAO
3 place No.66 :
OYAMA MODAN
4 place No.64 :
FUKAYA KAYO
5 place No.63 :
AKEZUMA YUME
6 place No.62 :
YAMADA NATSUKA

F section

15 to 17 years old

1 place No.42 :
IZUMIDA WAKANA
2 place No.35 :
IMAIIDA MOMONA
3 place No.40 :
KUNIMOTO HANARI
4 place No.39 :
UEDA MERI
5 place No.34 :
TANAKA YUI

G section

18 years old and over University student, graduate student, general

1 place No.76 :
TAKAGI NAOKI
2 place No.97 :
TSUJIMOTO RIKAKO
3 place No.99 :
NAGAYAMA YOSHIKA
4 place No.102 :
TOYOZUMI MAI
5 place No.91 :
MIYAHARA YUDAI
6 place No.72 :
SUZUKI TAKAHIRO

Rachmaninoff Grand Prize(Grand Prix)

From among all contestants, we give the “Rachmaninoff Grand Prize” to a contestant who performs the best.

D selection No.07 :
USUSAKA REIN

Rachmaninoff Prize

From among contestants who plays Rachmaninoff ’s works, we give the “Rachmaninoff Prize” to a contestant who performs the best.

A selection No.58 :
UCHIDA KAORI
B selection :
C selection No.24 :
YASUI YURI
E selection :
F selection No.39 :
UEDA MERI
G selection No.99 :
NAGAYAMA YOSHIKA

Russian Music Prize

From among contestants who played the works of Russian composers, we give the “Russian Music Prize” to a contestant who performs the best.

A selection No.48 :
KAJIWARA KEIGO
B selection No.13 :
KAWASHIMA AYANA
C selection No.26 :
YAMAMOTO NENE
D selection No.03 :
IIZUKA YUTO
E selection No.60 :
HASEGAWA MIKI
F selection No.42 :
IZUMIDA WAKANA
G selection No.97 :
TSUJIMOTO RIKAKO

Grand Prix

From among all contestants, we give it to a contestant who performs the best.

F section No.39 :
Soichiro Tsuruhara
G section No.97 :
Ayane Shoda

ANA Prize

You will be given a ticket to take the competition abroad.

F section No.39 :
Soichiro Tsuruhara
G section No.97 :
Ayane Shoda

B section

7 years old or younger

1 place No.1 :
Haruto Hirata
2 place No.3 :
Yusuke Nagayoshi
3 place No.6 :
Rihito Yamada
4 place No.2 :
Yuna Uchida
5 place No.4 :
Kanon Satomura
6 place No.3 :
Atsuto Suzuki

C section

8, 9 years old

1 place No.7 :
Ai Uchida
1 place No.14 :
Keiichi Ishibashi
2 place No.15 :
Yuri Ishise
3 place No.13 :
Kurumi Shimizu
4 place No.17 :
Ikua Kato
5 place No.16 :
Tsukushi Tadokoro
6 place No.12 :
Yuto Iizuka

D section

10,11 years old

1 place No.23 :
Yuina Shimizu
2 place No.21 :
Reo Otsu
3 place No.22 :
Ayumi Wada
4 place No.20 :
Rei Takahashi

E section

12 to 14 years old

1 place No.28 :
Tomoya Nakase
2 place No.31 :
Hanaka Nimiya
3 place No.30 :
Chiang Yun-Hsuan
4 place No.25 :
Yui Tajika
5 place No.26 :
Miki Hasegawa
6 place No.24 :
Moe Fujii

F section

15 to 17 years old

1 place No.28 :
Soichiro Tsuruhara
2 place No.43 :
Yuno Mitsui
3 place No.41 :
Rei Hashinuma
4 place No.36 :
Rio Kogure
5 place No.38 :
Yoshika Nagayama
6 place No.42 :
Yoshiharu Domoto

G section

18 years old and over University student, graduate student, general

1 place No.97 :
Ayane Shoda
2 place No.84 :
Aria Yamada
3 place No.83 :
Yuka Akiyama
4 place No.88 :
Arisa Fujisawa
5 place No.56 :
Sae Yamada
6 place No.66 :
Anna Ojiro

Rachmaninoff Grand Prize(Grand Prix)

From among all contestants, we give the “Rachmaninoff Grand Prize” to a contestant who performs the best.

All section :
None

Rachmaninoff Prize

From among contestants who plays Rachmaninoff ’s works, we give the “Rachmaninoff Prize” to a contestant who performs the best.

B section :
None
C section No.14 :
Keiichi Ishibashi
D section No.21 :
Reo Otsu
E section No.31 :
Hanaka Nimiya
F section No.36 :
Rio Kogure
G section No.89 :
Mami Takeuchi

Russian Music Prize

From among contestants who played the works of Russian composers, we give the “Russian Music Prize” to a contestant who performs the best.

B section No.1 :
Haruto Hirata
C section No.7 :
Ai Uchida
D section No.23 :
Yuina Shimizu
E section :
None
F section No.39 :
Soichiro Tsuruhara
G section No.97 :
Ayane Shoda

Guigla Katsarava Prize

Master class lessons by Katzarava can be taken free of charge.

F section No.39 :
Soichiro Tsuruhara
G section No.67 :
Yuya Sekine
G section No.84 :
Aria Yamada
G section No.97 :
Ayane Shoda

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