Renewal: February 13, 2019
The objectives of the International Piano Duo Competition
The aim of this contest is to raise the artistic standards of piano duo playing and increase the popularity of this medium by introducing more people to the charms of piano duo performance.
International competitions for piano duo compositions and piano duo performance are held on alternate years.
In this way we hope to enhance and develop the field of piano duo music by promoting promising composers and performers.
We want duo works as a set of piece for the next performance competition.
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SUPERIOR PRIZE: 21-18 SHIBATA, Takanori (Tokyo, Japan)
ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD: 21-20 EDANO, Natsuko (Kanagawa-ken, Japan)
JURY SPECIAL AWARD: 21-13 KACHI, Naoko (Aichi-ken, Japan)
JURY SPECIAL AWARD: 21-05 Oliver KOLB (Mühltal, Germany)
SPECIAL AUDIENCE AWARD: 21-20 EDANO, Natsuko (Kanagawa-ken, Japan)
KAWAI AWARD: 21-08 MIZUKI, Kaoru (Tokyo, Japan)
STEINWAY AWARD: 21-12 IWAI, Mario (Tokyo, Japan)
ONGAKU-NO-TOMO AWARD: 21-18 SHIBATA, Takanori (Tokyo, Japan)
Diproma: 21-22 TOMITA, Kazuki (Tokyo, Japan)
21-21 NAKAMURA, Mio (Chiba-ken, Japan)
21-17 Elena SAMARINA (Ekaterinburg, Russia)
21-15 EGAMI, Keiko (Osaka-fu, Japan)
21-14 Vadim BIBERGAN (Saint-Petersburg, RUSSIA)
21-11 HAYAMA, Ayuri (Shimane-ken, Japan)
21-10 WARABI, Tohru (Saitama-ken, Japan)
21-09 SATOH, Kohki (Okayama-ken, Japan)
21-07 MATSUSHITA, Ikuma (Hyogo-ken, Japan)
Judges: KUBO, Hiroshi/ MINEMURA, Shin-ichi/ MINEMURA, Sumiko (Elimination round)
OCHIAI, Atsushi/ KOUJIBA, Tomiko/ SUZUKI, Tatsuya/ KAJIMURA, Hideki/ GOTO, Kazuhiro/ HORIUCHI, Kumio/ MINEMURA, Shin-ichi/ MINEMURA, Sumiko (Final round)
KAJIMURA, Hideki (KAWAI AWARD)
GOTO, Kazuhiro (STEINWAY AWARD)
HORIUCHI, Kumio (ONGAKU-NO-TOMO AWARD)
Players: YAMASHITA, Yumi & OTA, Tomoko (21-22, 15, 13, 11, 09, 07)
SEKINO, Naoki & MATSUMOTO, Akira (21-21, 17, 14, 12, 10, 08, 05)
KONNO, Naomi & EDANO, Natsuko (21-20)
MARUYAMA, Kyoko & SHIBATA, Takanori (21-18)
Successful passed works at the elimination round.
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1 piano 4 hands
No limit of age and nationalities
Superior Prize 300.000Yen, and 7 other award
All past winners can apply
Dead line: May 31, 2018
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Application form(Word file) ...here.
May 31, 2018
The result of elimination round is scheduled for 11, June 2018.
One of the founder of our association.
Honorary professor of Kunitachi music university.
Ms. Sachiko Kodama was dead, on September 16, 2018.
83 years old. The funeral was finished by private.
She had established the present International Piano Duo Association with late Mr. Kunio Kodama (her husband) and others, and served as a chairperson and a chief director, etc. until 9 years before.
By her, the piano duo was spread among the world and many pupils were brought up.
It'll be expected to open "farewell meeting" by pupil joint sponsorship later.
The concert has ended. Thank you very much.
Sat 23th June 2018 16:00
KAWAI Omotesando 2F PAUSE (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
"6 Etudes in the form of a canon" Op.56 ~ Schumann / Debussy (2 Pianos)
MIYAGAWA, Taeko & FUKUSHIMA, Yuko
"Dance macabre" Op.40 ~ Saint-Saens (2 pianos)
NAGASHIMA, Sakura & TAKAKUSA, Ayako
"Petite suite" ~ Claude Debussy (1 piano 4 hands)
TATSUMI, Kouko & ITO, Midori
Ticket Fee: 3,000 Yen (General)
1,000 Yen (members,members of the KAWAI MUSIC ASSOCIATION,KAWAI MUSIC SCHOOL)
Application acceptance (Minemura)
Tel&Fax: 042-491-5841, 090-8437-3848
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2-1503-1 Nakazato Kiyose-shi Tokyo, 204-0003 JAPAN
Tel, Fax and Email are not changed.
The festival has ended. Thank you very much.
dates: August 11-25, 2018
place: Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Students of all ages and nationalities can learn from world-class international faculty, perform at prestigious venues and become part of a two-week enriching experience in the very heart of Europe.
by Anatoly Zatin and Vlada Vassilieva
Result: See competition
Program of the 6th Monaco International piano 4 hand competition 14-16/9 2018.
Finals accompanied by the Monaco Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jurichi Hirokami.
- 1/4 final
Free program of 30 minutes including a work from the 20th century repertoire.
- 1/2 final
A free work not exceeding 10 minutes.
Mozart: Sonata in F major K. 497 or Sonata in C major k.521 or the two Fantasies K.594 & K.608
Mendelssohn: Andante and variations op.83a
Carl CZERNY: the 2nd and 3rd movements from the Concerto for piano and orchestra in C major op.153
Official Web site
In members of our association, group of the winning the 16th Performance competition first place, Chie Tsuyuki(1476) & Michael Rosenboom(1546) released a CD.
It is the following details.
Titile: Duo Tsuyuki & Rosenboom TOTENTAZ Liszt Symphonic Poems PIANO 4 HANDS.
label: Odradek Records.
We published a digest video of the required pieces of the 20th piano duo competition .
Please refer to the competition page for more information .
No limited of age and nationalities
Preliminary elimination: June 7, 2015 (at Tokyo) not open to the public
Final contest: Postponed!!
DANUBE INTERNATIONAL CONCERTO MASTERCLASS AND COMPETITION 2016 will be held on 28th June - 6th July 2016,Budapest.
For full information, please check the website is www.concertomasterclass.com
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Chicago International Piano Duo Competition will be held on June 8-12, 2016.
For full information, please check the website is chicagoduopianocompetition.org
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11, November, 2015 open 18:30 start 19:00
At KAWAI Omotesando 2F PAUSE (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Six morceaux Op.11 2.Scherzo 6.Slava (Rachmaninov)
... SEKINE, Ikuko & KAINUMA, Yuumi
Concertos for two harpsichords in C minor, BWV 1060 1. 3. (Bach)
Suite No.2, Op.17 "Romance" (Rachmaninov)
... KOMIYAMA, Yuri & KOMIYAMA, Sachiko
Fantaisie in f-moll Op.103 D.940 (Schubert)
... TAKEDA, Eriko & NEGISHI, Toshihiro
L'embarquement pour Cythère (Poulenc)
España rhapsody (Chabrier)
Hungarian Dances 1. 4. 5. (Brahms)
... YAMASHITA, Yumi & OTA, Tomoko
Visions de l'Amen no.1, 7 (Messiaen)
Yatai-Bayashi (OKUMURA, Hajime)
... NAKANDAKARI, Maki & MAKABE, Yasuko
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We search members who move out.
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The 18th International Piano Duo Competition Performance Section 2013
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The Comments of Juries
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The 6th International Chamber Music Festival Odessa Dialogues
The Concert report for Japan-South Korea (Pusan) goodwill exchange
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French version.(Only Odessa's article.)
The result of the judgment at the final round of the 18th Piano Duo Competition performance section in Tokyo. JAPAN.
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14 October 2013 /At Nihon University College of Art Music Hall
1piano or 2pianos for 4hands (24 pairs at the final)
Set of piece: KANAI Akihiko/ "Sôhyô", and free music about 10 min.
The Grand Prize
Jue He (IL. USA/China) & Xiaomin Liang(IL. USA)
Liang-He Duo's HP click here.
The Second Prize/Pia Bose(Switzerland/ USA) & Antonio Pastor Otero(Switzerland/Spain)
Bose-Pastor Duo's HP click here.
The Third Prize/Sakabe Tomoyo (Japan)& Miyahara Kiwami(Japan)
AMUSique's HP click here.
Encouragement Award/Toyama Saori(Japan) & Hagino Mioko(Japan) / Tani Ayako(Japan) & Fujiyama Rui(Japan)
Jury special Award/Itou Akiko(Japan) & Kusaka Sachiko(Japan) / Katayama Miki(Japan) & Katayama Shun(Japan)
KAWAI Award/Katayama Miki(Japan) & Katayama Shun(Japan)
YAMAHA Award/Tani Ayako (Japan) & Fujiyama Rui(Japan)
STEINWAY Award/Komiyama Yuri (Japan) & Komiyama Sachiko(Japan)
Ongaku-no-tomo MUSICA NOVA Award/Ozaki Fuma(Japan) & Suzuiki Keishi(Japan)
Special Audience Award/Toyama Saori(Japan) & Hagino Mioko(Japan)
Amount of the Prize money: 1,000,000Yen.
March Elimination Round for domestic/11pairs to the final.
September Elimination for domestic/4pairs to the final.
October Elimination for over sea and far district/9pairs to the final.
Total 24pairs to the final.
Nihon University College of Art Music Hall
The result of the judge was opened.
22-23, November, 2013 Halls of Odessa Philharmonic Society
Gala concert: 21, November
Manuel INFANTE: Danses andalouses "Sentimiento" <2 pianos>
Roh OGURA: Butoh kumikyoku 2 <2 pianos>
1st. Kyoko Maruyama 2nd. Yoshihiro Tashiro
Finale from Liadow's "Tachi tachi"<2 pianos 8 hands>
Recital: 22, November
J.S. BACH: Concerto a due cembali BWV.1061a <2 pianos> 1st. Y.Tashiro 2nd. K.Maruyama
Roh OGURA: Butoh kumikyoku 1,3,2 <2 pianos> 1st. K.Maruyama 2nd. Y.Tashiro
Maurice RAVEL: Ma Mere L'Oye
Daphnis et Chloe <2 pianos> 1st. Y.Tashiro 2nd. K.Maruyama
They were invited from Ukraine Piano Duo Association(chairwoman: Mrs. Olga Sherbakova).
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And please click here for details.(English)
Duo OSANO Recital
22, October, 2013 Busan Cultural Center (Korea)
Poulenc: L'embarquement pour Cythère
Brahms: Sonate f moll op.34b
Bennett: Four piece suite
Garshwin: Rapsody in blue
Mrs.OSANO Miho & Mr.OSANO Kei were invited from Busan Piano Duo Association.
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Bulletin No.47~English version
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Congratulations DUO Yamamoto!
Our member, Duo Yamamoto (Yuka Yamamoto & Ayaka Yamamoto) were awarded the first prize(Gold) on the Dranoff 2 piano competition on 17 May 2013 in Miami, USA.
They are the Gran Prix winners on the 16th piano duo competition 2010 of our association.
The detail and playing
E-mail address of our office was changed
The final round of the 17th composition competition has finished.
Please see from the tag of "Competition".
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A title " ~Membership~ tags on the left side, we are not preparing yet, very sorry.
We added each judge's name of the past Composition competition.
From Menu of "Activity" or "Competition" to "the list of the winners~
25th Memorial Christmas Concert (Tokyo)
It was finished. Thank you!
Open 18:00 Start 18:30 15, December 2014 Kawai Omotesando 2F "Pause"
Prélude et marche française/ Chabrier, Emmanuel (1 piano)
...Nakaya, Misato & Yoshizawa, Sayaka
Pavane pour une infante défunte/ Ravel, Maurice (1 piano)
No.1 Danse espagnole/ de Falla, Manuel (1 piano)
...Takakusa, Ayako & Kataoka, Yukie
Die Fledermaus Overture, fur Klavier zu 4 Handen/ Strauss Ⅱ, Johann (1 piano)
...Ogawa, Motoko & Watanabe, Seiko
Caprice héroique op.106/ Saint-Saëns, Camille (2 pianos)
...Miyazaki, Yoshimi & Nonogaki, Mari
Grand Sonata op.122 1st mov. / Rheinberger, Joseph (1 piano)
...Imamura, Akiko & Imamura, Maki
"Overture" ~ A midsummer night's dream op.21/ Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix (1 piano)
...Sakabe, Tomoyo & Miyahara, Kiwami (AMUSique)
Concerto for 2 Pianos 1st mov. / Poulenc, Francis
...Nakandakari, Maki & Ohta, Tomoko
The result of the judge was opened.