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Contest Outline

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

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.

  • Organized by
    Min-On Concert Association
  • Supported by
    The Foreign Ministry ofJapan, The Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Japan Broadcasting Corporation NHK
  • Cooperated by
    Association of Japanese Symphony Orchestras, Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall
Official Sponsor
  • その感動を、わかちあう。アサヒグループ
  • ALP アルプ
  • DNP 大日本印刷
  • HITACHI Inspire the Next 日立ソリューションズ
Benefactors

AVAIL JAPAN, AGK Acoustic Engineering Co., Ltd., OPAS, KANTO STEEL LTD., Shonan Eizen Association, Daisan Kikaku,Inc., Paris Beauty International College, Fukashiro Accounting Firm, Betty's House, MAEDA ROAD CONSTRUCTION Co.,Ltd, MAX, Yumemi Koubou

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
    • 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
    • Kiyoshi HAYAMI(Japan) Assistant Divisional Director, Planning Division, Min-On Concert Association
    • 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 Development 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
    • Takeshi TADA(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
  • Members
    • 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
    • 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
    • Peter PASTREICH (USA) Former Executive Director, San Francisco Symphony Former Executive Director, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra Visiting Professor, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
    • 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)