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The 7th SIMC (2019)


Piano Section May 25(Sat) – June 9(Sun), 2019
Violin Section June 15(Sat) – June 30(Sun), 2019
Venue Hitachi Systems Hall Sendai (Sendai City Youth Cultural Center)
3-27-5, Asahigaoka, Aoba-ku, Sendai City, Miyagi Pref., Japan
Organizers Sendai International Music Competition Organizing Committee, City of Sendai, Sendai Cultural Foundation
Eligibility It is open to candidates of all nationalities born on or after January 1, 1991.
Application Deadline The application package is accepted from June 14, 2018 through November 14, 2018
Entry fee JPY10,000
Competition Structure The Competition consists of Preliminary, Semifinal and Final Rounds. A Pre-Selection based on documents as well as on video data or DVD will be held to decide which Applicants qualify for the Competition.
[1st prize]
Cash prize of JPY 3,000,000; 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; Diploma; Silver Medal
[3rd prize]
Cash prize of JPY 1,000,000; Diploma; Bronze Medal
[4th prize]
Cash prize of JPY 800,000; Diploma
[5th prize]
Cash prize of JPY 700,000; Diploma
[6th prize]
Cash prize of JPY 600,000; Diploma
Managing Committee Chairperson EBISAWA Bin, Honorary Professor, Shobi University
Jury Chairpersons [Piano Section] NOJIMA Minoru / [Violin Section] HORIGOME Yuzuko
Jury There are 11 Jury members in each section(including Jury Chairpersons)
Violin Section Preliminary Round
An orchestra consisting of members from the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra and the Yamagata Symphony Orchestra (without conductor)
Semifinal Round and Final Round
Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra
[Piano Section] HIROKAMI Junichi (Chief Conductor & Music Advisor of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra)
[Violin Section] TAKASEKI Ken (Resident Conductor of Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra)