Chance of global debut

August 28th 2019(Wed.)~September 1st 2019(Sun.)
Minato-ku Takanawa Citizen Hall

The 15th
IN JAPAN Prospectus


Wind instruments
Ensemble(From three to six players)


Open to musicians 15 years and over, Regardless of nationality.

Selection Process

The following categories will play the designated songs in the 15th competition Final Stage
(Piano, Vocal, Violin, Cello, Flute and Marimba)

(In the category where there is an a required song, you will play the plus a required song in one free song. However, in the voice section, you will need to play the a required song in addition to one opera and one song.)
A required piece of music

First Stage (preliminary selection)

Judgment on recorded medias
A piece of music of the applicant’s own choosing within 10 minutes

Second Stage
A piece of music of his/her own choosing 10 minutes
* For vocal section only : two pieces: One is an art song and an aria

Final Stage
A piece of music of his/her own choosing within 15 minutes

*For Vocal Section only : two pieces: One is an art song and an aria.

*For Piano, Vocal, Violin, Cello, Flute and Marimba: One more your category designated song


Applicants should write the following clearly on the recorded media: his/her full name, the section he/she has applied for, the title of the piece, the name of the composer, the date of recording. The recording should have been made within three years prior to submission. Recording at a live concert is also accepted.
Contestants can play the same piece for both the first and the second stage.
In that case, he/she must choose a different piece for the final stage.
Contestants can be accompanied only on piano.; performance without accompaniment is also possible throughout the stages.
We rent Marimba(PF3000CF KOROGI)for free to a contestant.


Second Stage
Piano and Vocal:August 28th 2019(Wed.)
String and Wind instruments:August 29h 2019 (Thu.)
Percussion Instruments and Ensemble:August 30th 2019 (Fri.)

Final Stage
Piano, Percussion Instruments, Ensemble, and Vocal:August 31th 2019 (Sat.)
String instruments and Wind instruments:September 1st 2019 (Sun.)

Awards ceremony (All sections)
September 1st 2019 (Sun.)


Second Stage, Final Stage and Awards ceremony: Minato-ku Takanawa Citizen Hall
(Both the second and the final stages are open to the public.)

The Result of the Competition

First Stage
notified to all the applicants through the post by End of July 2019

Second Stage
announced on the day of the each competition at the venue

Final Stage
after all the competitions, the final results will be read out at the awards ceremony

Participation Fee

30,000 yen
35,000 yen for the ensemble categoryor equivalent in other currencies convertible into Japanese yen
(The entry fee will not be refunded in any case after the application has been completed.)


500,000yen in Prize money, Trophy, Diploma

Supplementary prize
Romania round-trip airline ticket

Special prizes
Trophy, diploma, Embassy of Romania , Special July prize etc.

Each category
Medal and Diploma (the first, second and third prize)

Additional Prizes
The organizer will provide the opportunity for prize winners to perform at the exhibition concerts held on May 2020 at The Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
Prize winners will be selected to participate in a concert tour in Romania starting fall 2020
Based on the jury’s recommendations, laureates will perform with The Romanian National Radio Orchestra and record a concerto


Ms Kazuko Shimada (President of Romanian Music Society in Japan)

Mr Sebastian Gheoughiu(Cultural Manager)

Mr Gabriel Croitoru(Violinist)

Mr Kazuo Mise (Composer・Honorary Professor at Toho Gakuen School of Music)

Ms Haruna Ohashi(Pianist)

Ms Noriko Kawamura(Opera singer)

Mr Hiroshi Arakawa(Flutist・New Japan Philharmonc)

Mr Koya Nakatani (Percussionist・Professor of Musashino College of Music)

Application Materials

Recorded media

Application form (can be downloaded from the website)

Addressed envelope (please ensure that the applicant’s address is correctly written)

A copy of the receipt for the Participation Fee.

Applications are to be sent to the address below.

Participation fee should be sent to Bank: The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Branch: Roppongi
Account Number: 045-1654958
Account Holder Name: Romanian Music Society in Japan SWIFT CODE: BOTKJPJT

Closing date for receipt of application

July 16th (Tue.) 2019

Application mailing address and contact information

Executive Committee of the Romanian International Music Competition
4-5-48-4F Minami-Azabu Minato-ku Tokyo 106-0047 Japan


Entrants are required to bring piano accompanists and page turners at their expenses.
Participation Fee will not be returned under any circumstances.
Recorded media will not be returned. Please ensure to make a copy of it if you need one.

Contestants must pay their own living and travel expenses for the duration of the competition.
Please understand that we do not answer to questions regarding the results of the competition.

Application Form