The 17th Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting in 2015

The 17th Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting in 2015 (Guidelines)

OBJECTIVES

The Tokyo International Music Competition invites the wide participation of capable musicians in the search to discover outstanding talents. Not only does it aim to vigorously promote such musicians and their musical activities worldwide, but also endeavors to promote international cultural exchange and to contribute to the further development of musical culture.

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ORGANIZING BODY

Since 1966, the Tokyo International Music Competition has been organized and promoted by the Min-On Concert Association (hereinafter referred to as Min-On). The year 2015 marks the 17th Conducting Competition.

ORGANIZATION

The organization consists of an Executive Committee, an Organizing Committee, a Panel of Judges, and a Competition Office. The Competition Office has been set up within the Min-On Culture Center in Tokyo.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Chairperson Hiroyasu KOBAYASHI (Japan)
President, Min-On Concert Association
Members
  • Seiji OZAWA (Japan)
    Honorary Conductor Laureate,New Japan Philharmonic
    General Director,Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival
  • Yuzo TOYAMA (Japan)
    Permanent Conductor, NHK Symphony Orchestra

(Alphabetical Order/ No Honorific)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Chairperson Kazuto ITO (Japan)
Director,Bussiness Affairs Division,Min-On Concert Association
Members
  • Junichi HIROKAMI (Japan)
    Chief Conductor and Music Advisor, Kyoto Symphony Orchestra
    Professor for Conducting, Tokyo College of Music
  • Hiroshi KUWABARA (Japan)
    Deputy Managing Director, Association of Japanese Symphony Orchestras
  • Sinya OKADA (Japan)
    Assistant Divisional Director,Bussiness Affairs Division,
    Min-On Concert Association
  • Tadaaki OTAKA (Japan)
    Permanent Conductor,NHK Symphony Orchestra
    Conductor Laureate,BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    Honorary Music Director,Sapporo Symphony Orchestra
    Special Professor for Conducting,Tokyo University of the Arts
  • Yoshiaki TAGUCHI (Japan)
    Assistant Divisional Director,Bussiness Affairs Division,
    Min-On Concert Association
  • Ken TAKASEKI (Japan)
    Principal Conductor,Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra
    Principal Guest Conductor,Kyoto Symphony Orchestra
    Professor for Conducting,Tokyo University of the Arts
  • Yuzo TOYAMA (Japan)
    Permanent Conductor, NHK Symphony Orchestra

(Alphabetical Order/ No Honorific)

Mr. Kazuo Mae, who had made great contributions to the development of the Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting as a member of the Organizing Committee, unfortunately passed away on July 30 of this year. We would like to express our deep appreciation for his dedication and extend our most sincere condolences.


PANEL OF JUDGES

Chairperson Yuzo TOYAMA (Japan)
Permanent Conductor, NHK Symphony Orchestra
Judges
  • Mike GEORGE(England)
    Senior Producer, BBC Philharmonic
  • Werner HINK (Austria)
    Former First Concertmaster, Vienna Philharmonic
    Leader, Vienna String Quartet, Vienna Octet Professor for Violin, Vienna Conservatory
  • Junichi HIROKAMI (Japan)
    Chief Conductor and Music Advisor, Kyoto Symphony Orchestra
    Professor for Conducting, Tokyo College of Music
  • Gunter KAHLERT (Germany)
    Professor for Conducting, University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar
  • Tadaaki OTAKA (Japan)
    Permanent Conductor, NHK Symphony Orchestra
    Conductor Laureate,BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    Honorary Music Director, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra
    Special Professor for Conducting, Tokyo University of the Arts
  • Hubert SOUDANT(Netherlands)
    Conductor Laureate, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
  • Ken TAKASEKI (Japan)
    Principal Conductor,Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra
    Principal Guest Conductor, Kyoto Symphony Orchestra
    Professor for Conducting, Tokyo University of the Arts

(Alphabetical Order/ No Honorific)

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