The 18th Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting in 2018

The 18th Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting in 2018 (Guidelines)



DATES, VENUES AND ORCHESTRAS

FIRST PRELIMINARY ROUND

  • Monday, October 8 and Tuesday, October 9, 2018
  • At Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall (Nishi-shinjuku,Tokyo/Keio New Line Hatsudai Sta.)
  • Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

SECOND PRELIMINARY ROUND

  • Wednesday, October 10 and Thursday, October 11, 2018
  • At Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall (Nishi-shinjuku,Tokyo/Keio New Line Hatsudai Sta.)
  • Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

FINALS

  • Sunday, October 14, 2018
  • At Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall (Nishi-shinjuku,Tokyo/Keio New Line Hatsudai Sta.)
  • New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra

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.

ORGANIZING BODY

The Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting, which has been renamed in 1988 from Min-On Competition that started in 1967, has been organized and promoted by Min-On Concert Association (hereinafter referred to as Min-On). The year 2018 marks the 18th 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 Kazuto ITO (Japan)
President, Min-On Concert Association
Members
  • Hiroyasu KOBAYASHI (Japan)
    Advisor, Min-ON Concert Association
  • Seiji OZAWA (Japan)
    Honorary Conductor Laureate, New Japan Philharmonic
    General Director, Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival
  • Yuzo TOYAMA (Japan)
    Permanent Conductor, NHK Symphony Orchestra
    Music Advisor, Osaka Symphony Orchestra

(In alphabetical order/ Without honorifics)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Chairperson Hisao KONDO(Japan)
Executive Director, Min-On Concert Association
Members
  • Junichi HIROKAMI(Japan)
    Chief Conductor and Music Advisor, Kyoto Symphony Orchestra
    Professor for Conducting, Tokyo College of Music
  • Yoshihiko KUDO(Japan)
    Assistant Divisional Director, Business Affairs Division, Min-On Concert Association
  • Hiroshi KUWABARA(Japan)
    Executive Director/Secretary General, Association of Japanese Symphony Orchestras
  • Toshio MIYAZAWA (Japan)
    Director, Nagano Prefectural Ina Culture Hall
  • Tadaaki OTAKA(Japan)
    Permanent Conductor, NHK Symphony Orchestra
    Music Advisor, Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra
    Conductor Laureate, BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University of the Arts
  • Yoshiaki TAGUCHI(Japan)
    Assistant Divisional Director, Public Services Division, Min-On Concert Association
  • Ken TAKASEKI (Japan)
    Chief Conductor, Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra
    Principal Guest Conductor, Kyoto Symphony Orchestra
    Professor for Conducting, Tokyo University of the Arts
    Principal Conductor, Geidai Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Yuzo TOYAMA (Japan)
    Permanent Conductor, NHK Symphony Orchestra
    Music Advisor, Osaka Symphony Orchestra

(In alphabetical order/ Without honorifics)

PANEL OF JUDGES

Chairperson Yuzo TOYAMA (Japan)
Permanent Conductor, NHK Symphony Orchestra
Music Advisor, Osaka Symphony Orchestra
Judges
  • Werner HINK (Austria)
    Former First Concertmaster, Vienna Philharmonic
    Leader, Vienna String Quartet
    Professor for Violin, Vienna Conservatory
  • Junichi HIROKAMI (Japan)
    Chief Conductor and Music Advisor, Kyoto Symphony Orchestra
    Professor for Conducting, Tokyo College of Music
  • Alexander LAZAREV (Russia)
    Conductor Laureate/Art Adviser, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Dong-Suk KANG (Korea)
    Violinist, Professor, Yonsei University
  • Tadaaki OTAKA (Japan)
    Permanent Conductor, NHK Symphony Orchestra
    Music Advisor, Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra
    Conductor Laureate, BBC National Orchestra of Wales
    Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University of the Arts
  • Hubert SOUDANT (Netherlands)
    Conductor Laureate, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
  • Ken TAKASEKI (Japan)
    Chief Conductor, Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra
    Principal Guest Conductor, Kyoto Symphony Orchestra
    Professor for Conducting, Tokyo University of the Arts
    Principal Conductor, Geidai Philharmonia Orchestra

(In alphabetical order/ Without honorifics)

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