Japan goes ahead with Olympics but cancels piano competitionmain
This is Japan’s major piano event:
The Executive Committee of the 11th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition (President: Yasutomo Suzuki, Mayor of Hamamatsu City）regrets to announce the cancellation of the competition slated to be held in November this year. The decision was made in view of the current situation in Japan, where strict travel restrictions and a mandatory 14-day quarantine after entry are implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and there are no prospects for normalization of entry measures in the foreseeable future.
Through the application period until March this year, more than 450 young pianists expressed their intention
to enter the competition. We would like to thank all the applicants for intending to take part in the Hamamatsu
International Piano Competition and sincerely apologize for not being able to implement the event.
The next Hamamatsu International Piano Competition is scheduled to be held in November 2024.