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The 10th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition & Festa
Rules and Regulations

The 10th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition & Festa

Application

Music is called the universal language that touches the hearts of all ages. The Japan Chamber Music Foundation was established in 1992 to enhance the appeal of chamber music, described as the origin of music. It organized the first Osaka International Chamber Music Competition the following year. Since then, we have continued to hold this musical event every three years which produced many talented chamber music ensembles.
The 10th commemorative Osaka International Chamber Music Competition & Festa will take place in May 2020 to promote chamber music to an ever wider audience.
Devoted young ensembles will be invited from across the world to take part in the Chamber Music Competition. Prizes will be awarded to the outstanding ensembles selected by a group of internationally renowned musicians who are authorized by the foundation to serve as the jury. In the 10th competition, Section I features String Quartet, while Section II focuses on Piano Trio and Piano Quartet.
The Chamber Music Festa is open to all music genres from classical to ethnic or traditional music and has no restrictions on age or types of musical instruments. This unique style enables the audience to experience the joy and diversity of chamber music.
We hope that all the ensembles will be able to show the fruits of their work, prove their versatility and develop their musical talents. We believe this event will encourage local audiences and international musicians to interact with each other.

The application materials must arrive at the address above between
April 1 and October 10, 2019.

Competition

Dates
May 15 - 22, 2020
Category
Section 1:String Quartet
Section 2:Piano Trio or Piano Quartet
Eligibility
The competition is open to ensembles of all nationalities
whose members are the age of 35 or younger.
Jury
Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi (chairman) / Cello, Director General, Suntory Foundation for Arts
Martin Beaver / Violin, former Tokyo String Quartet member
Yi-Wen Jiang / Violin, Shanghai Quartet
Kazuki Sawa / Violin, President, Tokyo University of the Arts
Monika Henschel / Viola, Henschel Quartet
Mai Motobuchi / Viola, Borromeo String Quartet
Alasdair Tait / Cello, former Belcea Quartet member
Vincent Coq / Piano, Trio Wanderer
Eckart Heiligers / Piano, Trio Jean Paul
Shigeo Neriki / Piano, Professor, Toho Gakuen School of Music
Prize
for both section 1st prize: 3,000,000 JPY /
2nd prize: 1,500,000 JPY / 3rd prize: 1,000,000 JPY
Special Prizes
New Commissioned Work Prize: 200,000 JPY / Ambassador Ensemble of 10th Osaka International / Chamber Music Competition Award / Bordeaux String Quartet Festival Prize / String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam Prize
Entry fee
20,000 JPY / ensemble
(for the group which will pass the preliminary)
Financial support
Travel and accommodation fee will be supported by the organizer

募集要項(JPN)

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Note
There is an error on the page 27 of “Rules and Regulations” for the repertoire of R. Schumann string quartet.
Error: “Bärenreiter”
Correct: No obligation for publisher
We apologize for this error.

Note
There is an error on the page 27 of “Rules and Regulations” for the repertoire of R. Schumann string quartet.
Error: “Bärenreiter”
Correct: No obligation for publisher
We apologize for this error.

Festa

Dates
First round:May 17,2020
Semi-Final and Final rounds:May 20,2020
Category
Ensemble consisting of two to six instrumentalists.
Eligibility
The Festa is open to ensembles of all nationalities with no age limitation.
Jury
Toshikazu Umemoto (chairman) Piano, Professor Emeritus, Osaka College of Music
Masataka Kono (vice-chairman) Oboe, Representative, Kansai Chamber Music Association
Shin-ichi Go (vice-chairman) Trombone, Professor, Tokyo College of Music
In addition to the chairman and vice-chairmen, the Festa will be judged by a large number of audience members who will be selected in public offering beforehand.
Prize
Menuhin Gold Prize: 2,000,000 JPY /
Silver Prize: 1,000,000 JPY / Bronze Prize: 500,000 JPY / Finalist Prize: 200,000 JPY
Special Prizes
Folkloric Music Special Prize: 200,000 JPY
Entry fee
20,000 JPY / ensemble
(for the group which will pass the preliminary)
Financial support
Travel and accommodation fee will be supported by the organizer
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