Sendai International Music Competition

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General Outline

The 8th Sendai International Music Competition

Organizers Sendai International Music Competition Organizing Committee
City of Sendai
Sendai Cultural Foundation
Sections Violin Section and Piano Section
Competition Dates Violin Section: Saturday, May 21, 2022 - Sunday, June 5, 2022
Piano Section: Saturday, June 11, 2022 - Sunday, June 26, 2022
Venue Hitachi Systems Hall Sendai (Sendai City Youth Cultural Center)
3-27-5, Asahigaoka, Aoba-ku, Sendai City, Miyagi Pref., Japan
Eligibility It is open to candidates of all nationalities born on or after January 1, 1992.
Application Deadline The deadline for application is on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 12 o’clock midnight (Japan time).
In the case of submitting applicaiton materials by post, the application package must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, November 10, 2021.
Application Method Online Applicaiton
Entry fee JPY10,000 (≈USD97*)
Repertoire Focusing on concertos in the selection of repertoire.
Violin Section
Piano Section
Prizes
[1st prize] Cash prize of JPY 3,000,000 (≈USD28,846*); Diploma; Gold Medal;
CD Production; Concerts with the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra or other major orchestras in Japan; Recitals in Japan
[2nd prize] Cash prize of JPY 2,000,000 (≈USD19,231*); Diploma; Silver Medal
[3rd prize] Cash prize of JPY 1,000,000 (≈USD9,615*); Diploma; Bronze Medal
[4th prize] Cash prize of JPY 800,000 (≈USD7,692*); Diploma
[5th prize] Cash prize of JPY 700,000 (≈USD6,731*); Diploma
[6th prize] Cash prize of JPY 600,000 (≈USD5,796*); Diploma
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] JPY50,000 (≈USD481*) [Other] JPY100,000 (≈USD962*)
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 expenses (one single room basic room charge and breakfast) for the Contestant for the duration of his/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.
Others Performance opportunities such as mini-concerts during the Competition period, after completion of the Contestants’ last round.
Opportunities to take master classes by Jury Members during the Competition period, after completion of the Contestants’ last round.
Managing committee
Chairperson
NOJIMA Minoru, Pianist
Jury Chairperson
[Violin Section] HORIGOME Yuzuko
[Piano Section] NODAIRA Ichiro
Orchestra
An orchestra consisting of members from the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra and the Yamagata Symphony Orchestra (without conductor)
[Violin / Piano Section, Semifinal and Final Round] Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor
[Violin Section] HIROKAMI Junichi (Chief Conductor & Artistic Advisor of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra)
[Piano Section] TAKASEKI Ken (Resident Conductor of Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra )

*Calculated based on the exchange rate of Jan 8, 2021 (USD1=JPY104)

Schedule

<Up to selection of Contestants>

Deadline for application package
containing required items and
for payment of entry fee
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Pre-Selection *Pre-Selection shall NOT be open to the public
Pre-Selection results sent out By Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Deadline for changes to the repertoire Tuesday, March 15, 2022

< Preliminary Round - Prizewinners’ Gala Concert >

Violin Section

Dates Detail Number of Contestants
Registration Thursday, May 19, 2022
Preliminary Round Saturday, May 21, 2022 –
Monday, May 23, 2022
Performing a solo piece and a concerto with an orchestra approx. 36
Semifinal Round Friday, May 27, 2022 –
Sunday, May 29, 2022
Performing a concerto with an orchestra and a specified part(s) of the piece as orchestra’s concertmaster 12
Final Round Thursday, June 2, 2022 –
Saturday, June 4, 2022
Performing two concertos with an orchestra 6
Prizewinners’ Gala Concert Sunday, June 5, 2022 Performing a concerto with an orchestra Three of the highest ranked Prizewinners

Piano Section

Dates Detail Number of Contestants
Registration Thursday, June 9, 2022
Preliminary Round Saturday, June 11, 2022 –
Monday, June 13, 2022
Performing solo pieces approx. 36
Semifinal Round Friday, June 17, 2022 –
Sunday, June 19, 2022
Performing a concerto with an orchestra 12
Final Round Thursday, June 23, 2022 –
Saturday, June 25, 2022
Performing two concertos with an orchestra 6
Prizewinners’ Gala Concert Sunday, June 26, 2022 Performing a concerto with an orchestra Three of the highest ranked Prizewinners


General Outline of the 8th Sendai International Music Competition

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