Renewal: 8 January, 2023
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.
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We are accepting applications.
Please read the application guidelines on here.
Elimination round: 5th March 2021 (not open)
Final round: 6th March 2021 (not open)
Place: BECHSTEIN Salon SHIODOME (Tokyo, JAPAN)
An application of 22nd competition was closed.
Thank you very much for your a lot of applications.
We hold the 22nd competition without audience.
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International Piano Duo Association
Sat. 26th June 2021 15:30start KAWAI Omotesando (Tokyo)
Fantasie f-moll K.608 by Mozart-Busoni
The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by Händel
...FUKUSHIMA Yuko & MIYAGAWA Taeko (2 pianos)
Fantasia of Warabe-uta by MINEMURA Sumiko (1 piano)
2.Menuet 4.Toccata from Suite Gothic by Boellmann (2 pianos)
...YAMASHITA Yumi & OHTA Tomoko
Concertino op.94 by Shostakovich
...IWASA, Ryota & HOTTA, Rio (2 pianos)
Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op.56b by Brahms
...ISHIBASHi Ai & UCHIDA Nonoka (2 pianos)
2.Malagueña 4.Feria from Rapsodie espagnole by Ravel (1 piano)
Carmen Fantasy by Rosenblatt (2 pianos)
...INAJIMA Saori & OHISHI Masahiro
Beyond the Sunrise by SHIBATA Takanori (1 piano)
Hopi snake Dance by Jolivet (2 pianos)
...SATO Yoshiaki & KANEMURA Nao
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We want duo works as a set of piece for the 22nd performance competition.
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Klavierduo Hayashizaki-Hagemann (No.0862 &0863) HP
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.
Result: See competition
We published a digest video of the required pieces of the 20th piano duo competition .
Please refer to the competition page for more information.
We search members who move out.
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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 18th International Piano Duo Competition Performance Section 2013
Please click here. (Bulletin48.1.pdf)
The Comments of Juries
Please click here. (Bulletin48.2.pdf)
The 6th International Chamber Music Festival Odessa Dialogues
The Concert report for Japan-South Korea (Pusan) goodwill exchange
Please click here. (Bulletin48.3.pdf)
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
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.