International Composers Competition for Young Composers

at 19:00 on June 23, 2017, at Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall

10月 8th, 2016


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The result of the 37th IRINO PRIZE

for Chamber-Orchestral Composition, 2016

We would like to announce the result of the 37th Irino Prize in 2016. The Selection Committee has been held on September 20th, 2016 at the NPO JML Yoshiro Irino  Music Institute, Tokyo.

The Awarded Composition and Prize Winner

 (500,000 Japanese yen)

There are for 12 instruments (ca. 15’00”)
Composer : Takahiro KURODA

(1989, Japan, residence in Japan)


Profile of Composer:
Takahiro Kuroda is a master-course student in Composition at Tokyo University of the Arts. He studied composition under Toma Imoto, Isao Matsushita, Norio Fukushi and Jo Kondo. Currently he has been studying composition under Junmei Suzuki. Education: 04.2014: Graduate school of music, Tokyo University of the Arts (Department of composition) 04.2010-03. 2014: Tokyo University of the Arts (Department of composition) Major Award:The JSCM Newcomers Award (2012)

Note: The work will be premiered by TOKYO SINFONIETTA in December 2017 at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan small hall.

Jury of this year: Joji YUASA (absent), Yoriaki MATSUDAIRA, Satoshi TANAKA, Takayuki RAI , Mari TAKANO, Masahiro MIWA (Chairperson), and  Haruyuki  SUZUKI
Special jury: Yasuaki ITAKURA (Music Director & Conductor of Tokyo Sinfonietta)
Total of Entries: 45 compositions from 22  countries
Award: 500,000 Japanese yen   and an Certification

10月 8th, 2016


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The IRINO PRIZE was founded in 1980 in honor of the late Yoshiro Irino, one of the most respected Japanese composers of his generation. The prize is administrated by The IRINO Prize Foundation which was established after his death, on June 23, 1980, by Mrs. Reiko Takahashi IRINO with the collaboration of renowned composers late Maki ISHII, Joji YUASA and Yori- Aki MATSUDAIRA.

The IRINO PRIZE is awarded to young composers who explore new directions and demonstrate innovative creativity. The IRINO PRIZE category alternates yearly, and is given for chamber- orchestral works (between 12 and 17 instruments) in even years, and chamber works (with or without electro-acoustic component) in odd years.

500,000 JPY for Chamber-Orchestral work
200,000 JPY for Chamber music work with or without electro-acoustic component

Permanent Juries: 
Joji YUASA, Yori-Aki MATSUDAIRA, Satoshi TANAKA, Takayuki RAI, Mari TAKANO, Masahiro MIWA, Haruyuki SUZUKI

Coming Competition: 
The 38th International IRINO PRIZE for Chamber Music, 2017 (with or without electro-acoustic component)
Chairperson: Masahiro MIWA
Deadline: June 232017 (Postmarked)
Details and Application Form: 38th Irino Prize for Chamber Music, 2017

See also: 39th Irino Prize for Chamber-Orchestral Work, 2018 (Deadline: June, 2018)Note: The regulation of the IRINO PRIZE for Chamber-Orchestral Work has been revised in summer 2012. Now, the chamber-orchestral work that has been already premiered, can be submitted to the Irino Prize for Chamber-Orchestral Work.

Organiser and Contact (send all materials to):
THE IRINO PRIZE FOUNDATION (Mrs. Reiko Takahashi IRINO, President)
c/o NPO JML Yoshiro Irino Music Institute
5-22-2 Matsubara, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 156-0043 Japan
Tel: +81-3-3323-0646
Fax: +81-3-3325-5468
E-mail: Contact Form