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 consists of two categories; one for Chamber-Orchestral work (between 9 and 17 instruments) held in even years and the other for Chamber Music held (with or without electro-acoustic component, not more than eight players) every year. Please see below for further details.
IRINO PRIZE Award
300,000 JPY for Chamber-Orchestral work. (changed)
200,000 JPY for Chamber music work.
Joji YUASA (honorary), Yori-Aki MATSUDAIRA, Satoshi TANAKA, Takayuki RAI, Mari TAKANO, Masahiro MIWA, Haruyuki SUZUKI, Rica NARIMOTO
The 40th International IRINO PRIZE for Chamber Music, 2019
Chairperson: Haruyuki Suzuki
Deadline: June 23, 2019 (Postmarked)
Details and Application Form: The 40th Irino Prize for Chamber Music, 2019
The 41st Irino Prize for Chamber Orchestral Work, 2020 (deadline: June, 2020)
The 42nd Irino Prize for Chamber Music, 2020 (deadline: June, 2020)
The regulation of the Irino Prize is slightly changed from 2020 competition.
The instrumentation of Irino Prize for Chamber Orchestral work is changed to between 9 and 17 instruments, and its Prize is changed to 300,000 Japanese yen.
The Irino Prize for Chamber Music will be held every year from 2020 as well as one in 2019.
For details, please check each detail page.
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
E-mail: Contact Form