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Tokyo Music Competition

The 18th Tokyo Music Competition 2020

Piano Section

Piano

Eligibility
Age 30 or younger
Maximum entry number
approx.120
First Round
Recital Hall, closed to the public
June 26 (fri)
June 27 (sat)
June 28 (sun)
Second Round
Recital Hall, open to the public
August 23 (sun) 11:00
Final Round
Main Hall, open to the public
August 29 (sat) 16:00

Umeda Toshiaki (Cond), Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

Online Application for Piano Section
Application period:
Monday, April 13, 12:00 JST-Wednesday, April 22, 23:59 JST

Results

String Section

Violin, Viola, Cello, Contrabass

Eligibility
Age 15-30
Maximum entry number
approx.120
First Round
Recital Hall, closed to the public
July 4 (sat)
July 5 (sun)
July 6 (mon)
Second Round
Recital Hall, open to the public
August 21 (fri) 11:00
Final Round
Main Hall, open to the public
August 27 (thu) 18:00

Tsunoda Kosuke (Cond), Japan Philharmonic Orchestra

Online Application for String Section
Application period:
Monday, April 13, 12:00 JST-Wednesday, April 22, 23:59 JST

Results

Brass Section

Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba

Eligibility
Age 16-30
Maximum entry number
approx.180
First Round
Recital Hall, closed to the public
July 1 (wed)
July 2 (thu)
July 3 (fri)
Second Round
Recital Hall, open to the public
August 19 (wed) 11:00
Final Round
Main Hall, open to the public
August 25 (tue) 18:00

Umeda Toshiaki (Cond), New Japan Philharmonic

Online Application for Brass Section
Application period:
Monday, April 13, 12:00 JST-Wednesday, April 22, 23:59 JST

Results

  • * Open to applicants of all nationalities
  • * All ages are determined by May 31, 2020
  • * We will accept the application on the first-come, first-served basis due to the maximum number of applicants. (we cannot response to any inquiry about this issue)
  • * The 19th edition will be held for String, Wind, and Voice sections.
  • * We regret to inform you that the participation of jury members from overseas, starting from the second round of this edition, has been called off. The decision had to be made since the entry ban and visa restrictions continue to keep foreign nationals from landing into Japan due to COVID-19.

The 18th Tokyo Music Competition Winners Concert

Mon(NH), Jan 11, 2021 15:00 (Open 14:20)
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Main Hall

Soloists: The first or top prize winners of all the sections

Conductor: TSUNODA Kosuke
Orchestra: New Japan Philharmonic

On sale date: Sat, Oct 10, 2020
* The ticket sales starting date has been changed as above from the initial announcement.

Reserved Seats 2,200yen
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Subscribers, Seniors (Aged 65 and above), Persons with disabilities: 1,650yen
Under-26s: 1,100yen
* All discounted tickets are only available at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Box Office

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Organizers
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture/The Yomiuri Shimbun/Kao Corporation/Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Sponsors
Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Co., Ltd./Arima Grand Hotel/Concert Service/Suntory Holdings Ltd./Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd./H.Matsuo Musical Instruments CO.,LTD./Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd./Morihei Butai Kiko Co., Ltd.
Production Assistance
Japan Music Foundation JESC
Cooperation
New Japan Philharmonic/Tokyo Symphony Orchestra/Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra/Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra/Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra/Japan Philharmonic Orchestra/Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra/Tokyo Orchestra Business Cooperative