Gala concert of winners（Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall）
The organizer will hold a prizewinners’ showcase concert in which the prizewinners will perform.
The prize winners shall agree to perform at this concert. Songs to be performed at the concert will be designated by the president of the judges from the pieces performed by the contestant in the second qualifying found or in the final round of the competition. The performance portion may be specified. No remuneration will be paid to the prize winners for their performance at the concert. The organizer will provide for the accommodation expenses.
Official Pianist and Practice
The organizer will provide an official pianist for those who wish to use one.
If the contestant chooses to provide his/her own accompanist, all expenses for the accompanist shall be borne by the contestant. Practice with the official pianist shall be conducted according to the schedule determined by the organizer. The contestant may practice with the orchestra on the day before the final round on a schedule determined by the organizer.
If an entry visa is required to participate in the competition, it is the responsibility of the contestant to obtain the visa. The same applies to co-performers.
Copyrights and Neighboring Rights
All rights to photographs, sound recordings, video recordings, broadcasts, CD sales, etc., of the performances in the competition belong to the organizer.
Compliance with Japanese Law
Any problems arising in connection with this guide will be resolved in accordance with the Japanese version of this guide and in conformity with the laws of Japan.
Mari Izuha/ Yoshitaka Suzuki
Personal requests to the official pianist are not allowed.
The official pianist may be changed for each qualifying round.
Contestants are responsible for their own health and accident insurance, as well as fire, theft, and damage insurance for their instruments, baggage, and other personal belongings, if deemed necessary.
All personal information provided at the time of application will be managed by the organizer in accordance with Japanese law and will be used solely for the purpose of administering the competition.
Performance Activities during the Competition
Contestants shall not engage in any performance activities during the competition (August 30 – September 3, 2023) except for those related to the competition. However, this shall not apply to the period after the contestant has failed to pass the judging.