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Osaka International Chamber Music Competition & Festa 2023
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Osaka International Chamber Music Competition & Festa 2023

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.
While the 10th Competition and Festa was forced to be cancelled due to the COVID-19, we decided to hold the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition and Festa 2023 in May 2023 under our principal mission to enhance the career of young musicians.
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 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 form will open from May 9th, 2022 through October 10th, 2022.

Online application form will be closed at 23:59 on October 10th in Japan Standard Time. (JST=GMT +9)

Competition preliminary
video upload

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*The name of the submitted video file should be "Ensemble name _ the title of music".

Festa preliminary
video upload

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*The name of the submitted video file should be "Ensemble name _ performance round (1st or semi-final)".

If you can not apply through the online application form due to the technical problem, please contact the Organizer.

E-mail: osaka-comp@jcmf.or.jp

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Competition

Dates
May 12th - 18th, 2023
Venue
Sumitomolife Izumi hall (Osaka city)
Category
Section 1:String Quartet
Section 2:Piano Trio or Piano Quartet
Eligibility
The competition is open to ensembles of all nationalities whose members were born on or after May 1, 1984.
Jury
Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi (Chairman) / Cellist, Director General, Suntory Foundation for Arts
Martin Beaver / Violinist, former Tokyo String Quartet member
Weigang Li / Violinist, Shanghai Quartet
Kazuki Sawa / Violinist, Sawa Quartet
Monika Henschel / Violist, Henschel Quartet
Mai Motobuchi / Violist, Borromeo String Quartet
Alasdair Tait / Cellist, former Belcea Quartet member
Vincent Coq / Pianist, Trio Wanderer
Eckart Heiligers / Pianist, Trio Jean Paul
Shigeo Neriki / Pianist, Distinguished professor, Toho Gakuen School of Music
Prizes
for both sections 1st prize: 2,500,000 JPY /
2nd prize: 1,200,000 JPY / 3rd prize: 800,000 JPY
Special Prizes
MK memorial Award : 500,000 JPY / Bordeaux String Quartet Festival Prize / String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam Prize / Ambassador Ensemble of Osaka International Chamber Music Competition 2023 Award
Application
fee
20,000 JPY / ensemble
Applying ensembles must pay an entry fee through the online application form.
Financial support
Travel and accommodation fee will be supported by the organizer.

Festa

Dates
First round (Toyama):May 13th, 2023
First round (Mie):May 14th, 2023
Semi-Final and Final rounds (Osaka):May 17th, 2023
Venues
Sumitomolife Izumi Hall (Osaka)
Toyama Prefecture Takaoka Culture Hall (Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture)
Mie Pref. Fine Arts Center (Tsu, Mie Prefecture)
Category
Ensemble consisting of two to six instrumentalists.
Eligibility
The Festa is open to ensembles of all nationalities with no age limitation.
Jury
Shin-ichi GO (Chairman) / Trombonist, Guest Professor, Tokyo College of Music
Masataka KONO (Vice-chairman) / Oboist, Representative, Kansai Chamber Music Association
In addition to the chairman and vice-chairman, the Festa will be judged by a large number of audience members who will be selected in public offering beforehand.
Prizes
Menuhin Gold Prize: 1,500,000 JPY /
Silver Prize: 800,000 JPY / Bronze Prize: 500,000 JPY
Special Prizes
Folkloric Music Special Prize: 200,000 JPY
Online audience award : 100,000 JPY
Application
fee
20,000 JPY / ensemble
Applying ensembles must pay an entry fee through the online application form.
Financial support
Travel and accommodation fee will be supported by the organizer.

Organized by

Japan Chamber Music Foundation

Co-organizer (1st round of Festa)

Toyama Cultural Foundation / Mie Prefectural Culture and Arts Promotion Foundation

Under the auspices of

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan / Agency for Cultural Affairs / Osaka Prefectural and Municipal Governments / Japan Federation of Musicians / Sumitomolife Izumi Hall / Kansai Economic Federation / Osaka Business Park Council / The Yomiuri Shimbun

Collaborative Partners

Special Support

MK Memorial

Member of

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