Up to sixty (60) contestants, selected by the Artistic Director from the application Audiotape/CD, will be invited to participate in the Disklavier/Video Recording. Five sites around the world will be prepared for these auditions. The sites will be located in Hamamatsu, Japan; Shanghai, China; Paris, France; Los Angeles and New York City, U.S.A. Other audition sites may be added later. If selected, you will be asked to attend the site nearest you at a specified time and date. Your performance will be recorded on the Yamaha CFIIIS Disklavier concert grand piano. This performance will also be videotaped. These materials will be sent to Minneapolis/St. Paul for the Virtual Audition by the Screening Jury Panel.

Disklavier/Video Recording: Duration 20 to 25 minutes


  1. One single movement from a Sonata by Mozart, Haydn or Beethoven (a movement from the sonata you played on the Audiotape/CD CAN be used)
  2. One virtuoso etude by Chopin or Liszt (the etude performed on the Audiotape/CD CAN be used)
  3. The rest of your program (up to 25 minutes, but no less than 20 minutes) should include selections from your Recital Round program ONLY. No other repertoire is allowed.

Virtual Audition:

A Jury of five musicians, headed by the Artistic Director (non-voting), will be assembled for this audition. They will be sited in Sundin Hall at Hamline University, with the Yamaha CFIIIS Disklavier concert grand piano and a large screen positioned on stage to hear and see each performance in its entirety. This Jury will select up to twenty-four (24) contestants who will be invited to come to the United States to participate in the Second International Piano-e-Competition. These twenty-four (24) contestants who come to Minneapolis/St. Paul will be reimbursed both for the cost of travel to the Disklavier Audition site as well as the cost of economy class roundtrip air fare to Minneapolis/St.Paul, U.S.A. from the country of their residence, or from any city in the U.S.A. (whichever is less expensive). These who do not come to the United States will not receive any reimbursements. Accomodations and food will be provided to all 24 contestants throughout the duration of the competition.

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