18 years old or younger (as of January 1, 2023)
*It is possible to apply for the junior category as well.
Free-choice piece within 12 minutes
*multiple works allowed
December 31, 23:59 *Japan time
January 27, 2023, 20:00（Japan time）
*Judging results will be announced on the competition website.
*At a later date, we will send each contestant the content of the scoring and review comments by e-mail.
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 Saturday, December 31, 2022.
Entry fee: 137 USD >>CLICK HERE
*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).
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.
・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.
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.
・Honorable Mention Award
・Jury's Special Prize
・Citizen Artist Award (Awarded to excellent contestants in Saitama Prefecture)
*The Digital Certificates will be mailed at a later date.
*Performance at the Prizewinner Concert "Saitama Music Festival" (1st〜3rd Prizewinner) *1
*Performance with the Saitama Chamber Orchestra (a few Prizewinners) *2
*1:Held at the Saitama Music Festival on August 23rd and 24th, 2023.
*2:The orchestra will be a string quintet. Please consult with the secretariat regarding the program.
Date: August 23 and 24, 2023
Venue: Plaza East Hall (1440-8 Nakao, Midori Ward, Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture)
Piano: Bösendorfer 275
*Each Prizewinner is responsible for his/her own travel expenses.
Performance and judging notes
・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.