The 6th Sendai International Music Competition (abbreviated as SIMC)
|Violin Section||Saturday, May 21, 2016 – Sunday, June 5, 2016|
|Piano Section||Saturday, June 11, 2016 – Sunday, June 26, 2016|
|Venue||Hitachi Systems Hall Sendai (Sendai City Youth Cultural Center)
3-27-5, Asahigaoka, Aoba-ku, Sendai City, Miyagi Pref., JapanVenue
|Eligibility||It is open to candidates of all nationalities born on or after January 1, 1988.|
|Application Deadline||The application package must be postmarked no later than November 16, 2015. Application Method|
|Repertoire||Focusing on concertos in the selection of repertoire.Repertoire|
|Competition Structure||The Competition consists of Preliminary, Semifinal and Final Rounds. A Pre-Selection based on documents as well as DVD or video data will be held to decide which Applicants qualify for the Competition.|
|Travel Expense Grants||The Secretariat shall provide the grants as follows to Contestants who live outside of Japan to help them pay for round trip transportation to Sendai:
Asia [JPY 50,000] Other [JPY 100,000]
|Accommodation for Contestants||If the Contestant uses the accommodation of the Secretariat’s choice from the day of registration until the day specified, the organizers shall pay the accommodation (one single room basic room charge and breakfast) expenses for the Contestant for the duration of his or her stay. All other expenses shall be borne by the Contestant.
* Homestay program operated by the citizen volunteers may also be available for the Contestants not advancing to next round.
|Managing Committee Chairperson||EBISAWA Bin, Honorary Professor, Graduate School of SHOBI University|
|Jury Chairpersons||[Violin Section] HORIGOME Yuzuko / [Piano Section] NOJIMA Minoru
There are 11 Jury members in each section（including Jury Chairpersons）
|Others||Performance opportunities such as mini-concerts during the Competition period, after completion of the Contestants’ last round|
|Contact||Secretariat of Sendai International Music Competition
3-27-5, Asahigaoka, Aoba-ku, Sendai City, Miyagi Pref., 981-0904, Japan
Phone: (+81) 22-727-1872 / Fax: (+81) 22-727-1873 / Email: email@example.com
- Sendai International Music Competition Organizing Committee,
City of Sendai,
Sendai Cultural Foundation
- Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Miyagi Prefectural Government, Japan Federation of Musicians, Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC), Japan Piano Teachers Association, The Piano Teachers’ National Association of Japan, JAPANESE STRING TEACHERS ASSOCIATION, Nippon Music Foundation, THE MAINICHI NEWSPAPERS, THE SANKEI SHIMBUN, Asahi Shimbun Sendai General Bureau, THE YOMIURI SHIMBUN Tohoku Bureau, NIKKEI Sendai Bureau, KAHOKU SHIMPO PUBLISHING CO., Jiji Press, Ltd., Kyodo News Sendai Regional Office, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) Sendai Station, TOHOKU BROADCASTING CO., LTD., Sendai Television Incorporated, MIYAGI Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Higashi Nippon Broadcasting CO., Ltd., FM Sendai, ONGAKU NO TOMO SHA CORP.