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The 8th SIMC (2022)


Violin Section May 21(Sat) – June 5(Sun), 2022
Piano Section June 11(Sat) – June 26(Sun), 2022
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, 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.
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 NOJIMA Minoru, Pianist
Managing Committee
UEDA Katsumi [Pianist] / SHIBUYA Yumiko [Violinist]
Jury Chairpersons [Violin Section] HORIGOME Yuzuko / [Piano Section] NODAIRA Ichiro
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
[Violin Section] HIROKAMI Junichi (Chief Conductor & Artistic Advisor of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra)
[Piano Section] TAKASEKI Ken (Resident Conductor of Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra)