The 17th Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting in 2015

Awards Presentation

AWARDS PRESENTATION CEREMONY

  1. The Awards Presentation Ceremony will be held in the competition hall following the finals.
  2. It is imperative that all finalists be present at this ceremony.

AWARDS

  1. The judges will give three awards: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes, and Honorable Mention titles will be given to the rest of the finalists.
  2. In the event of a tie, each winner will receive the prize and the full cash award.
  3. If the judges should determine that no finalist is deserving of a particular prize, then that place shall remain vacant.

The prizes and cash awards are as follows:

1st Prize: Certificate, Medal and Cash Award of ¥2,000,000 (net)
2nd Prize: Certificate, Medal and Cash Award of ¥1,000,000 (net)
3rd Prize: Certificate, Medal and Cash Award of ¥500,000 (net)

Special Award / Hideo Saito Award:

This award will be presented to one of the finalists selected by the Panel of Judge. There is a possibility that nobody qualifies for the special award.

Hideo Saito (1902-1974) was a great conductor, cellist and educator who raised so many internationally well known musicians such as Seiji Ozawa. He served as the first chairperson for the Panel of Judge in Min-On's Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting and had been contributing so much for developing this competition from the beginning. This special award was established to praise his achievement and for encouraging the development of capable successors. It is funded by the donation of Hideo Saito's family and the cash award is ¥500,000 (net).

Encouragement Award

  • Conferred to finalists receiving the Honorable Mention titles (Excludes those winning the 1st, 2nd or 3rd Prize.)
  • If there is more than one receiving the Honorable Mention title, each Honorable Mention finalist will receive the full cash award.
  • Cash Award of ¥150,000 (net)

Asahi Breweries Award

  • The Asahi Breweries Award will be presented to fist through third place winners as a supplementary prize by Asahi Breweries, Ltd., one of the sponsors of this competition.
  • In the event of a tie, each winner will receive the prize and the full cash award.
    • 1st Prize: Certificate and Cash Award of ¥500,000(net)
    • 2nd Prize: Certificate and Cash Award of ¥300,000(net)
    • 3rd Prize: Certificate and Cash Award of ¥200,000(net)

PRESS INTERVIEWS

It is imperative that the winners attend the press conference as scheduled below:
Date : October 19, 2015 (Mon.)
Time : 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (tentative)
Place: To be announced

Press Interview (16th 2012)

Press Interview (15th 2009)

GALA CONCERTS

  1. In order to introduce the winners of this competition to the largest possible audience, Gala Concerts will be held on the following dates with the designated orchestras:
    May 11, 2016 (Wed.) Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra
    May 15, 2016 (Sun.) Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra
    May 19, 2016 (Thu.) Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
  2. It is mandatory that winners perform at these Gala Concerts.
  3. Min-On will cover travel and hotel accommodation expenses, and the winners will be paid a daily allowance (including meal allowance) and performance fees.

(As of June, 2014)

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