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Established in 1967 with the aim of discovering and supporting outstanding musical talents, the Tokyo International Conducting Competition vigorously promotes the growth of young musicians who display a broad range of promise in an international forum. It also serves to promote cultural exchanges between representatives of different countries and to contribute to the further development of musical culture.
Now, the competition enjoys a remarkable record of introducing conductors who have gone on to achieve world-scale success. Each of these competitions has received applications from more than forty different countries and regions, and many of the young competitors selected as participants gone on to positions on the world stage.
Through this Competition, the organizers hope to continue contributing to the discovery of new talents from around the world, talents whose endeavors will define the coming era of music.
1967Established Min-On Music Competition for Conducting
1988Changed the Competition’s name to Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting
2014Joined the World Federation of International Music Competitions
2024Changed the Competition’s name to Tokyo International Conducting Competition