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The 18th Tokyo Music Competition 2020, Second Round: Piano Section

The Tokyo Music Competition aims to discover, foster, and support the young gifted performers who will become the forefront of the music world. Stay with us to see the emerging artists flap to the world from the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan with their vigorous performances!

The seating of this performance has been changed from general seating to reserved seating to keep a distance between audience members.
* Those who have already purchased the tickets have a priority to reserve the seats until July 10.

* Upon attending the performance, please visit this link to go through our precautionary measures to help prevent the COVID-19 spread and notice to visitors.

If you are unable to attend the performance, you can claim a refund. Please go through the below steps for the ticket refund procedure.
Please note that the performance is subject to further change depending on decisions, orders, etc. by the Japanese and Tokyo Metropolitan Government and other governmental authorities.

Date Sun, Aug 23, 2020 11:00 (Open 10:15) Estimated time: End of the performance 19:55/Result Announcement 21:00 (The result will be posted only on our website.)

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall

Genre TBK productions Competition

Flyer (PDF)

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Notice to our patrons who are attending this performance

Please follow the below measures to help prevent the COVID-19 spread. Your understanding and cooperation are much appreciated.


⁃ We ask you not to come to the venue if you seem to have symptoms such as a fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat, or simply not feeling well.

⁃ Wear a face mask to cover your nose and mouth. Please show consideration for fellow audience members.

⁃ Strictly follow the precautions against infectious diseases such as the cough etiquette and washing and disinfecting your hands frequently.

⁃ Our staff members conduct temperature screening with thermal imaging cameras for all those who are entering the venue. If you have a fever of 37.5°C/99.5°F or higher, you are not allowed to enter the venue.

⁃ No beverage is sold in the Recital Hall area.

⁃ Show your ticket to the usher. Then tear off the stub by yourself and put it in the box.

⁃ We do not hand out program leaflets and such printed materials. Please pick them up by yourself from specific areas.

⁃ Coin lockers are not available.

⁃ We do not accept flowers and gifts for the contestants. Nor can you give them directly to the contestants.

⁃ Avoid directly greeting the contestants or waiting for their stage door appearances.

⁃ Allow enough time to get into the venue.

Bag Check

It has been decided that we will not conduct the bag check initially planned.

Tokyo Music Competition

Artists & Program

*The estimated starting time of each performance is subject to change.




J.S.Bach: The Art of Fugue, BWV1080-Contrapunctus X

S.Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No.8 in B-flat major, Op.84



2. SHIBATA Hiroki

D.Scarlatti: Sonata in d minor, K32

W.A.Mozart: Fantasy in c minor, K475

W.A.Mozart: Piano Sonata in c minor, K457



3. GOJO Reo

J.S.Bach: Aria variata in a minor, BWV989

F.Liszt: Transcendental Etude No.9 in A-flat major “Ricordanza”, S139/9

F.Liszt: Transcendental Etude No.12 in b-flat minor “Chasse-neige”, S139/12

A.Scriabin: Piano Sonata No.5, Op.53


(Break 12:51-13:51)



4. SHIGEMATSU Yoshitaka

O.Messiaen: Preludes-1. The Dove, 8. A Reflection in the Wind

F.Chopin: Piano Sonata No.3 in b minor, Op.58



5. OSAKI Yuki

C.Franck: Prelude, Chorale and Fugue

T.Takemitsu: Rain Tree Sketch II—In Memoriam Olivier Messiaen

O.Messiaen: Twenty looks at the child Jesus-X. Contemplation of the joyful Spirit



6. YABE Haruna

J.S.Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, No.19 in A major, BWV888

R.Schumann: Piano Sonata No.1 in f-sharp minor, Op.11


(Break 15:40-15:55)



7. SUZUKI Yusuke

C.Debussy: Images Book 2 “Bells through the leaves”

F.Schubert: Piano Sonata No.19 c minor, D958



8. GONDA Teruaki

L.v.Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.27 in e minor, Op.90

R.Schumann: Piano Sonata No.2 in g minor, Op.22


(Break 17:01-17:16)




J.S.Bach: Partita No.2 in c minor, BWV826

J.Brahms: Seven Fantasies, Op.116



10. MATSUDA Ayaka

J.S.Bach: Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in d minor, BWV903

G.Ligeti: Etude No.13 “The Devil’s Staircase”

G.Fauré: Nocturne No.13 in b minor, Op.119

F.Chopin: Ballade No.4 in f minor, Op.52


(Break 18:28-18:43)



11. WATANABE Masato

S.Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No.5 in C major, Op.135

F.Liszt: Two legends, S175



12. TANI Akito

F.Liszt: Spanish Rhapsody, S254

S.Rachmaninoff: Étude-tableau No.6 in e-flat minor, Op.33/6

I.Stravinsky: Three Movements from Petrushka


21:00 Result Announcement (The result will be posted only on our website.)


Prices (tax included)

Reserved Seats 550yen Pre-sale sold out

*The tickets initially sold as general admission have been changed to reserved seats to maintain a distance between audience members.

[Additional Tickets]

A few additional tickets will go on sale at 10:00 on Fri,  Aug 14. (Only available at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office)

[Day tickets]

Tickets not available.

On Sale Date

Wed, Apr 22, 2020

BOX Office

Currently, the ticket sales have been suspended and will restart on Wed, Jul 15. Every other seat will be unoccupied in a checkerboard pattern.

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office

Ticket refunds procedure

[If you are unable to attend the performance, you can claim a refund.]

If you wish to get a refund for your tickets, please follow the below steps during the designated period.


Those who purchased tickets at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office (by telephone, in person, online)

Period for accepting refund requests:

Until Wednesday, September 30, 2020

(The request submission must be postmarked by the deadline.)


How to request a refund (By post only)

Please send your tickets and a sheet of paper filled out with the following information to the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office.

* Used tickets are not refundable. Refunds will only be provided for tickets with a stub attached.

* If you have not collected the tickets at a 7-Eleven store yet, please make sure to collect them by the ticket-issuing due date. The tickets are also required for those who request a refund. You cannot get the ticket issued after the due date.


Required information:

Your name (Japanese phonetics included)

Your telephone number

The total number of your purchased tickets

Your bank account information (Please leave a note if you do not have your bank account in Japan.)—bank name, branch name, account holder (Japanese phonetics included), account type (checking or savings), account number


Postal Address:

Attn: Ticket Refund Team

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office

5-45, Uenokoen, Taito-ku, Tokyo,110-8716

* Please note that your tickets will not be reimbursed in case the mail is not delivered to the Box Office by misdelivery and so on.


Costs you get refunded

1. Ticket Cost


2. Service charges

* All expenses presented by the box office on purchasing tickets.

* If you have purchased with tickets for other events, only the system charge and the ticket issuing fee will be refunded.


3. Postage fee for sending back tickets (Up to 244yen)

* Please note that your tickets will not be reimbursed in case the mail is not delivered to the Box Office by misdelivery and so on.


Refund Period

You will receive a refund in your designated bank account in about two months after the box office receives your tickets.

Other Information

*The performance may be stopped in the middle by the judge.
*Some seating areas are blocked.
*The program is subject to change under certain circumstances.
*Pre-school children are not allowed to observe this competition.
*Child care service is available (Please note: reservation and fee required. A limited number of children is accepted.)
Event Child Care Service: Mother's 0120-788-222.
Reservation must be made by 17:00 on Wed, Aug 12.


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