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Hamamatsu International Piano Competition

The Hamamatsu International Piano Competition has been held every 3 years since 1991 in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan, and is open to pianists up to 30 years old.

History

The Piano Competition was inaugurated in 1991 to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the founding of Hamamatsu City on July 1, 1911. The Competition has been a member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions since 1998.

Top prize winners

The 1st prize winners are:
  • 2018 — Can Çakmur, Turkey
  • 2015 — Alexander Gadjiev, Italy/Slovenia
  • 2012 — Ilya Rashkovsky, Russia
  • 2009 — Seong-Jin Cho, South Korea
  • 2006 — Alexej Gorlatch, Ukraine
  • 2003 — Rafal Blechacz and Alexander Kobrin (tied)
  • 2000 — Alexander Gavrylyuk
  • 1997 — Alessio Bax
  • 1994 — Victor Liadov
  • 1991 — Sergei Babayan