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Information Regarding Elimination & Final Rounds of the 17th Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting

2015/09/18

Information Regarding Elimination & Final Rounds of the 17th Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting

1st elimination round: October 12-13 (Monday, Tuesday), 2015
2nd elimination round: October 14-15 (Wednesday, Thursday), 2015
Final round: October 18 (Sunday), 2015
* Scheduled starting time for elimination & final rounds is 1:00 p.m.

The “17th Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting in 2015” will hold its 1st & 2nd elimination and final competition rounds from October 12 (Monday) through October 18 (Sunday), 2015. All rounds are open for public viewing (ticket purchase required).
This 17th Competition marks the first since the Competition was accepted for membership in the World Federation of International Music Competitions. This Competition received 239 applications from 40 countries and regions, far surpassing the number of applications for the previous Competition. Of these, 17 entrants were selected from 8 countries/regions following rigorous document and video screening. Selected applicants will face the first elimination round on October 12 (Monday) and 13 (Tuesday).

 Applicants qualifying based on video/document screening 
A total of 17 applicants (14 men and 3 women) were selected from 8 countries/regions.
Nationalities of qualifying applicants:
Japan, United States, Germany, France, Spain, Russia, Czech Republic, Australia (unsorted)

Total applications received:
239 applications, including 197 men and 42 women from 40 countries/regions
* Previous competition (2012): 180 applicant (157 men, 23 women) from 29 countries/regions

Document/video screening results:
Names of qualifying applicants will be announced in the near future.

General viewing of elimination and final competition rounds

[Schedule]
•1st elimination round: From 1:00 p.m. on October 12-13 (Monday, Tuesday), 2015 (scheduled)
•2nd elimination round: From 1:00 p.m. on October 14-15 (Wednesday, Thursday), 2015 (scheduled)
•Final round: From 1:00 p.m. on October 18 (Sunday), 2015 (scheduled)

[Venue]
Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall (3-20-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo) (for both elimination and final rounds)

[Performing]
•Japan Philharmonic Orchestra (1st elimination round)
•New Japan Philharmonic (2nd elimination and final rounds)

[Admission fee]
•October 12-13 (Monday, Tuesday), 1st elimination round (admission for both days): 1,000 yen (non-reserved seating only; tax included)
•October 14-15 (Wednesday, Thursday), 2nd elimination round (admission for both days): 1,000 yen (non-reserved seating only; tax included)
•October 18 (Sunday), final round: 2,000 yen (non-reserved seating only; tax included)
•Full competition (all five days): 3,000 yen (non-reserved seating only; tax included)
Free seating for students on a seats-available basis (presentation of student identification required.)
Pre-school children will not be admitted.

[Ticket]
Ticket PIA, Tel: 0570 (02) 9999, P-code: 781-772

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