ラフマニノフ肖像

Music is born in the mind,
meaningless unless
it reaches the heart.

Sergei Rachmaninov

About

Preliminary Selection

Preliminary selection is based
on recorded performance.

Record your performance and mail it copied to
DVD-R or CD-R or upload it to You Tube.

Application deadline for Preliminary selection

Saturday, September 26, 2020 (must arrive)
※Application and video submission do not
necessarily have to be done at the same time.

Competition Secretariat
(Japan Rachmaninoff Association)

Tokyo Shinagawa-ku Higashi Shinagawa 3-8-8-1112 JAPAN
Tel:+81 50-5534-9555

( Weekday 12:00 ~ 16:00 )

Final Stage

Saturday, December 26 and Sunday, December 27, 2020
Venue:URAYASU CONCERT HALL(Urayasu, Chiba)

Award ceremony


Venue:

申し込み期限

演奏審査

Saturday, September 26, 2020

音源審査

Saturday, September 26, 2020
※音源は上記必着で事務局宛にお送りください。
申し込みを先に済ませ、後日音源を提出されても結構です。

Eligibility


Free Works

Repertoires other than Rachmaninoff are also acceptable.
※combinations of short Works are acceptable,
Preliminary selection and final selection can play the same Works.

  • ※Although there are cases where the performance is interrupted, there is no influence on the judging.
  • ※If the performance time is reduced, we will announce the length of performance at the venue.
  • ※You can choose to play a repeat or not.
  • ※Even if the performance of the preliminary selection exceeds the time limit, it does not affect the judgment.

Judge

Prizes

Payment of entry fee

Preliminary Selection
If you send a CD or DVD by mail,
it will cost 3000 yen separately.
A section / 21,000 yen B section / 18,000 yen C section / 18,000 yen D section / 21,000 yen E section / 21,000 yen F section / 21,000 yen G section / 21,000 yen
Final stage
A section / 26,000 yen B section / 18,000 yen C section / 21,000 yen D section / 23,000 yen E section / 26,000 yen F section / 26,000 yen G section / 26,000 yen
  • ※Consumption tax will be charged on the participation fee.
  • ※The participation fee paid cannot be refunded under any circumstances.
 

Chairperson of Jury

Guigla Katsarava

Guigla Katsarava

Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris A. Cortôt , Professor

"Там где заканчиваются слова начинается музыка..."
“Where the words end the music begins...”

In my opinion this quote expresses the essence of Rachmaninov's creativity.

Rachmaninov stands apart in the evolution of world music of the 20th century, it remains unique individual and unique, having no analogues in the world art. His unique language bears no analogues in the world art. Rachmaninov's music touches, excites,

inspires and wings people regardless of cultural and national differences, as it is deeply human, it is characterized by emotional “openness”, sincerity and spontaneity of expression, the finest lyrics, along with the knightly severity and Titanic power. Rachmaninov's creativity, which grew up from late Romanticism, constantly developed as it underwent a set of evolutions.

His style absorbed various tendencies, sometimes even contradictory, but his music is always easily recognized as it doesn't belong to any current. Rachmaninov's work dates back to the period of Russian art, which is called the “silver age”. The main creative method of art of this period was symbolism. Rachmaninov's works are saturated with symbols expressed by motifs-symbols, the main of which is the medieval motif “Dies Irae”. This motif symbolizes Rachmaninov's premonition of catastrophe,“the end of the world”. Also, in the works of Rachmaninov motifs derived from Orthodox practice can be found, such as mighty bell sounds.

The significance of Rachmaninov's performing work is enormous. Rachmaninov as a pianist became a benchmark for many generations of pianists from different countries and schools. Among the most celebrated features of Rachmaninov’s playing are the deep expressive content of his performances, the“singing on the piano”quality of his lines, the highly elaborated virtuoso pianism and a very bright personality. In my opinion, the Rachmaninoff Competition in Japan will seek to reveal a bright creative personality, pianists not only equipped with great technical abilities, but also having a great individual self. I would like to thank the Rachmaninov Association and the Rachmaninov Competition in Japan for the honorable invitation.

In conclusion, I would like to quote Sergei Rachmaninov

Музыка прежде всего должна быть любима; должна идти от сердца и быть обращена к сердцу. Иначе музыку надо лишить надежды быть вечным и нетленным искусством.

“First of all, music should be loved, it should go from the heart and be turned to the heart. Otherwise, music should be deprived of hope to be eternal and imperishable art.”

Prizewinner

Grand Prix

From among all contestants, we give it to a contestant who performs the best.

F section No.39 :
Soichiro Tsuruhara
G section No.97 :
Ayane Shoda
  • F section No.39 : Soichiro Tsuruhara画像

    F section No.39 : Soichiro Tsuruhara

ANA Prize

You will be given a ticket to take the competition abroad.

F section No.39 :
Soichiro Tsuruhara
G section No.97 :
Ayane Shoda
  • F section No.39 : Soichiro Tsuruhara画像

    F section No.39 : Soichiro Tsuruhara

B section

7 years old or younger

1 place No.1 :
Haruto Hirata
2 place No.3 :
Yusuke Nagayoshi
3 place No.6 :
Rihito Yamada
4 place No.2 :
Yuna Uchida
5 place No.4 :
Kanon Satomura
6 place No.3 :
Atsuto Suzuki
  • 1 place  No.1 : Haruto Hirata画像

    1 place No.1 : Haruto Hirata

  • 2 place  No.3 : Yusuke Nagayoshi画像

    2 place No.3 : Yusuke Nagayoshi

  • 3 place  No.6 : Rihito Yamada画像

    3 place No.6 : Rihito Yamada

  • 4 place  No.2 : Yuna Uchida画像

    4 place No.2 : Yuna Uchida

  • 5 place  No.4 : Kanon Satomura画像

    5 place No.4 : Kanon Satomura

  • 6 place  No.3 : Atsuto Suzuki画像

    6 place No.3 : Atsuto Suzuki

C section

8, 9 years old

1 place No.7 :
Ai Uchida
1 place No.14 :
Keiichi Ishibashi
2 place No.15 :
Yuri Ishise
3 place No.13 :
Kurumi Shimizu
4 place No.17 :
Ikua Kato
5 place No.16 :
Tsukushi Tadokoro
6 place No.12 :
Yuto Iizuka
  • 1 place No.7 : Ai Uchida画像

    1 place No.7 : Ai Uchida

  • 1 place No.14 : Keiichi Ishibashi画像

    1 place No.14 : Keiichi Ishibashi

  • 3 place No.13 : Kurumi Shimizu画像

    3 place No.13 : Kurumi Shimizu

  • 4 place No.17 : Ikua Kato画像

    4 place No.17 : Ikua Kato

  • 5 place No.16 : Tsukushi Tadokoro画像

    5 place No.16 : Tsukushi Tadokoro

  • 6 place No.12 : Yuto Iizuka画像

    6 place No.12 : Yuto Iizuka

D section

10,11 years old

1 place No.23 :
Yuina Shimizu
2 place No.21 :
Reo Otsu
3 place No.22 :
Ayumi Wada
4 place No.20 :
Rei Takahashi
  • 1 place No.23 : Yuina Shimizu画像

    1 place No.23 : Yuina Shimizu

  • 2 place No.21 : Reo Otsu画像

    2 place No.21 : Reo Otsu

  • 3 place No.22 : Ayumi Wada画像

    3 place No.22 : Ayumi Wada

E section

12 to 14 years old

1 place No.28 :
Tomoya Nakase
2 place No.31 :
Hanaka Nimiya
3 place No.30 :
Chiang Yun-Hsuan
4 place No.25 :
Yui Tajika
5 place No.26 :
Miki Hasegawa
6 place No.24 :
Moe Fujii
  • 1 place No.28 : Tomoya Nakase画像

    1 place No.28 : Tomoya Nakase

  • 2 place No.31 : Hanaka Nimiya画像

    2 place No.31 : Hanaka Nimiya

  • 3 place No.30 : Chiang Yun-Hsuan画像

    3 place No.30 : Chiang Yun-Hsuan

  • 4 place No.25 : Yui Tajika画像

    4 place No.25 : Yui Tajika

  • 6 place No.24 : Moe Fujii画像

    6 place No.24 : Moe Fujii

F section

15 to 17 years old

1 place No.28 :
Soichiro Tsuruhara
2 place No.43 :
Yuno Mitsui
3 place No.41 :
Rei Hashinuma
4 place No.36 :
Rio Kogure
5 place No.38 :
Yoshika Nagayama
6 place No.42 :
Yoshiharu Domoto
  • 1 place No.28 : Soichiro Tsuruhara画像

    1 place No.28 : Soichiro Tsuruhara

  • 3 place No.41 : Rei Hashinuma画像

    3 place No.41 : Rei Hashinuma

  • 6 place No.42 : Yoshiharu Domoto画像

    6 place No.42 : Yoshiharu Domoto

G section

18 years old and over University student, graduate student, general

1 place No.97 :
Ayane Shoda
2 place No.84 :
Aria Yamada
3 place No.83 :
Yuka Akiyama
4 place No.88 :
Arisa Fujisawa
5 place No.56 :
Sae Yamada
6 place No.66 :
Anna Ojiro
  • 3 place No.83 : Yuka Akiyama画像

    3 place No.83 : Yuka Akiyama

  • 5 place No.56 : Sae Yamada画像

    5 place No.56 : Sae Yamada

Rachmaninoff Grand Prize(Grand Prix)

From among all contestants, we give the “Rachmaninoff Grand Prize” to a contestant who performs the best.

All section :
None

Rachmaninoff Prize

From among contestants who plays Rachmaninoff ’s works, we give the “Rachmaninoff Prize” to a contestant who performs the best.

B section :
None
C section No.14 :
Keiichi Ishibashi
D section No.21 :
Reo Otsu
E section No.31 :
Hanaka Nimiya
F section No.36 :
Rio Kogure
G section No.89 :
Mami Takeuchi
  • C section No.14 : Keiichi Ishibashi画像

    C section No.14 : Keiichi Ishibashi

  • D section No.21 : Reo Otsu画像

    D section No.21 : Reo Otsu

  • E section No.31 : Hanaka Nimiya画像

    E section No.31 : Hanaka Nimiya

  • G section No.89 : Mami Takeuchi画像

    G section No.89 : Mami Takeuchi

Russian Music Prize

From among contestants who played the works of Russian composers, we give the “Russian Music Prize” to a contestant who performs the best.

B section No.1 :
Haruto Hirata
C section No.7 :
Ai Uchida
D section No.23 :
Yuina Shimizu
E section :
None
F section No.39 :
Soichiro Tsuruhara
G section No.97 :
Ayane Shoda
  • B section No.1 : Haruto Hirata画像

    B section No.1 : Haruto Hirata

  • C section No.7 : Ai Uchida画像

    C section No.7 : Ai Uchida

  • D section No.23 : Yuina Shimizu画像

    D section No.23 : Yuina Shimizu

  • F section No.39 : Soichiro Tsuruhara画像

    F section No.39 : Soichiro Tsuruhara

Guigla Katsarava Prize

Master class lessons by Katzarava can be taken free of charge.

F section No.39 :
Soichiro Tsuruhara
G section No.67 :
Yuya Sekine
G section No.84 :
Aria Yamada
G section No.97 :
Ayane Shoda
  • F section No.39 : Soichiro Tsuruhara画像

    F section No.39 : Soichiro Tsuruhara

  • G section No.67 : Yuya Sekine画像

    G section No.67 : Yuya Sekine

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