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The 20th Tokyo Music Competition, Second Round: Voice Section

The Tokyo Music Competition aims to discover, foster, and support the young gifted performers who will become the forefront of the music world. Stay with us to see the emerging artists flap to the world from the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan with their vigorous performances!

* Upon attending the performance, please visit this link to go through our precautionary measures and notice to visitors to help prevent the COVID-19 spread.
Please note that there might be changes depending on decisions and orders by the Japanese and Tokyo Metropolitan Government and other governmental authorities.

Date Sat, Aug 20, 2022 11:00 (Open 10:20)

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall

Genre TBK productions Competition

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Notice to our patrons who are attending this performance

Please follow the below measures to help prevent the COVID-19 spread. Your understanding and cooperation are much appreciated.

⁃ We ask you not to come to the venue if you seem to have symptoms such as a fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat, or simply not feeling well.

⁃ Wear a face mask to cover your nose and mouth. Please show consideration for fellow audience members.

⁃ Strictly follow the precautions against infectious diseases such as the cough etiquette and washing and disinfecting your hands frequently.

⁃ Our staff members conduct temperature screening with thermal imaging cameras for all those who are entering the venue. If you have a fever of 37.5°C/99.5°F or higher, you are not allowed to enter the venue.

⁃ No beverage is sold in the Recital Hall area.

⁃ Show your ticket to the usher. Then tear off the stub by yourself and put it in the box.

⁃ We do not hand out program leaflets and such printed materials. Please pick them up by yourself from specific areas.

⁃ The cloakroom is closed except for large luggage.

⁃ We do not accept flowers and gifts for the artists. Nor can you give them directly to the artists.

⁃ Allow enough time to get into the venue.

Tokyo Music Competition

Artists & Program

* The estimated starting time of each performance is subject to change.



1. NAKAYAMA Miki, Soprano

J.BRAHMS: 5 Ophelia-Lieder, WoO22; No.4 “Sie trugen ihn auf der Bahre bloß”

R.SCHUMANN: 6 Songs, Op.107; No.1 “Herzeleid”

A.THOMAS: “A vos jeux, mes amis” from Hamlet

(Piano: YOKOYAMA Nozomi)



2. OKAMURA Akiko, Mezzo-soprano

F.POULENC: from Banalités, FP107

No.1 “Chanson d’Orkenise”

No.3 “Fagnes de Wallonie”

No.5 “Sanglots”

C.SAINT-SAËNS: “Amour! Viens aider ma faiblesse” from Samson et Dalila

(Piano: TOKITA Erika)



3. TAKESHITA Hiromi, Soprano

R.STRAUSS: 5 Songs, Op.39, TrV189; No.4 “Befreit”

G.VERDI: “Tu che le vanità” from Don Carlo

(Piano: SATO Masahito)



4. UMETSU Midori, Soprano

R.STRAUSS: 8 Songs from Letzte Blätter, Op.10, TrV141; No.2 “Nichts”

A.THOMAS: “A vos jeux, mes amis” from Hamlet

(Piano: ISHINO Maho)





5. KOBAYASHI Ayano, Soprano

G.PUCCINI: Morire?

G.PUCCINI: “Se come voi piccina io fossi” from Le Villi

P.MASCAGNI: Ascoltiamo!

G.DONIZETTI: “Vieni, o tu, che ognora io chiamo” from Caterina Cornaro

(Piano: CHIBA Kaoru)



6. KAWAKOSHI Miharu, Soprano

F.ALFANO: Tre Poemi di Tagore; No.1 “Mamma, il giovane Principe”

G.DONIZETTI: “C’en est donc fait? … Salut à la France” from La Fille du Régiment

(Piano: TAJIMA Yoko)



7. ICHIJO Aoha, Mezzo-soprano

F.P.TOSTI: 4 Canzoni d’Amaranta; No.4 “Che dici, o parola del Saggio?”

G.ROSSINI: “Nacqui all’affanno e al pianto” from La Cenerentola

G.ROSSINI: “Di tanti palpiti” from Tancredi

(Piano: KINOSHITA Shizuko)



8. IMAI Miki, Soprano

R.STRAUSS: 6 Songs, Op.68, TrV235; No.5 “Amor”

O.RESPIGHI: 4 Rispetti toscani, P103; No.4 “Razzolan, sopra a l’aja, le galline”

L.DELIBES: “Ou va la jeune Hindoue?” from Lakmé

(Piano: WATANABE Keisuke)


Intermission (13:22-14:22)



9. MAEKAWA Kensho, Tenor

V.BELLINI: “A te, o cara” from I puritani

F.P.TOSTI: 4 Canzoni d’Amaranta; No.3 “In van preghi”

G.MEYERBEER: “Oh! ma mère, ombre si tendre” from Robert le Diable

(Piano: FUJIKAWA Shiho)



10. TAI Yuuka, Soprano

R.STRAUSS: 3 Gesänge älterer deutscher Dichter, Op.43, TrV196; No.2 “Muttertändelei”

C.DEBUSSY: La romance d’Ariel

M.I.GLINKA: “Grustno mne, roditel’ dorogoy!” from Ruslan i Lyudmila

(Piano: ONUKI Mizuki)



11. KURODA Yuki, Baritone

NAKADA Yoshinao: Mimizuku

F.SCHUBERT: Winterreise, Op.89, D911; No.21 “Das Wirtshaus”

G.ROSSINI: “Largo al factotum della città” from Il barbiere di Siviglia

(Piano: ONUKI Mizuki)



12. IKEUCHI Hibiki, Baritone

G.DONIZETTI: “Bella siccome un angelo” from Don Pasquale

O.RESPIGHI: 4 Liriche, P125; No.4 “Sopra un’aria antica”

W.A.MOZART: “Hai già vinta la causa” from Le nozze di Figaro

(Piano: YANO Yuta)



13. KANEKO Keiichi, Bass

L.v.BEETHOVEN: In questa tomba oscura, WoO133

G.VERDI: “Il lacerato spirito” from Simon Boccanegra

P.I.TCHAIKOVSKY: “Gospod’ moy, esli greshen ya” from Iolanta

(Piano: HIRATSUKA Yoko)


16:40 Result Announcement (The result will be posted only on our website.)


Prices (tax included)

[Day tickets]

Tickets go on sale at 10:00. (About 25 tickets available. [update on Aug 19, 19:00])


Reserved Seats 1,100yen


* The tickets will be on sale by following the guidelines and other regulations set by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Please note that the ticket sales are subject to suspension depending on the restriction of the seating capacity and the sales situation.

* The frontmost row is the row B. 

* On the ticket sales starting date, the tickets will be on sale at full capacity. (Some seating areas are blocked.)

Seating Chart of Recital Hall

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On Sale Date

Sat, May 14, 2022

Advance online sale for Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Members: Sat, May 7-Thu, May 12

BOX Office

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Other Information

* The performance may be stopped in the middle by the judge.
* The program is subject to change under certain circumstances.
* Pre-school children are not allowed to observe this competition.
* Child care service is available (Reservation and fee required. A limited number of children is accepted.)
Event Child Care Service: Mother's 0120-788-222.
Reservation must be made by Fri, Aug 12, 17:00.


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