Professional(over 18 years old)

[Preliminaries (recordeding)]
Free works within 10 minutes (multiple works/excerpts possible)

[Final round (live)]
Free works within 15 minutes (multiple works/excerpts possible)
*Works cannot overlap with the qualifying rounds.

[Preliminaries (recording)]
Application period: January 21, 2024, 0:00 to May 26, 2024, 23:59 *Japan time

[Final round (live)]
Date: August 22, 2024
Venue: Saitama City Plaza East Hall

[Preliminaries (recording)]
June 16, 2024 20:00
*Judging results will be announced on the competition website.
*At a later date, the scoring details and review comments for each contestant will be sent to the contestants via email.
*The announcement schedule may change if there are far more applications than expected.

[Final round (live)]
August 22, 2024
*Judging results will be announced on the competition website and on bulletin boards at the venue.
*Judging comments will be handed out at the reception desk after the results are announced.

Please follow the order below to complete your application.

①Payment of entry fee
Pay the fee by PayPal so that it will be deposited by May 26, 2024.

Entry fee:[Preliminaries] 140USD >>CLICK HERE
[Final round] 320
USD

*Please take a screenshot of the payment completion e-mail.
* Separate payments are required for the same contestant with different instruments and performance styles (eg piano solo and piano duo).

②Photographing contestants
Please prepare a photo of the contestant (upper body, taken from the front).
* We recommend a high-quality image of about 2MB.
*Photos will be used for programs and publicity.

③ Uploading of video data
Please shoot the performance at home or studio, etc., and upload it to YouTube. You will need the URL when applying.

The face of the performer must be included in the photo. There are no restrictions on recording dates.
・The recording date must be within one year from the submission date.
Recording with a smartphone such as an iPhone is also possible. However, in some models, the sound during recording may be recorded in monaural.
It is recommended to set the public setting of the video to "Unlisted".
Videos that have already been shot at recitals, etc. are also subject to review.
Replacing or changing the submitted video will not be accepted.

④Application
Apply using the form below .

Application form >>CLICK HERE

*Please do not change the currency
*Once your application is complete, you will automatically receive an email with the details of your application. If you do not receive a reply email, please check your inbox settings and spam folder.

[Preliminaries]
・Excellence Award (selected to finals)
・Excellence Award

[Final round]
・1st prize: 100,000 yen / Appearance at prize-winning concert (August 23, 2024) / Solo recital (scheduled for 2025)
・2nd place prize money 50,000 yen
・3rd place prize money 30,000 yen
・4th place
・5th place
·Incentive award
・Saitama Prefecture Governor's Award (Awarded to an outstanding contestant residing in Saitama Prefecture)
*If multiple tied winners win, the prize money will be divided and awarded.

Date: August 23, 2024
Venue: Plaza East (1440-8 Nakao, Midori-ku, Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture)
Hall (using Bösendorfer 275)

※Performers must cover all expenses (accommodation, etc.) for their appearance.

・We will disclose the age information of the contestants to the judges and score them according to the age-appropriate judging criteria.
・The length of the performance will not affect the judging.
・There is no upper or lower cut for scoring.
・If you exceed the time limit, points will not be deducted, but the part from the beginning to the specified time will be judged.
・We will determine the winning order based on the points. Therefore, multiple winners may be selected for the same prize.
・The special prize will be selected according to the selection policy of each prize, regardless of the total score.