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The 44th International IRINO PRIZE for Chamber-Orchestral Work, 2022 Submission Information

The 45th International IRINO PRIZE for Chamber Music, 2022 Submission Infomation

12月 9th, 2020


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We would like to announce the results of the 41st and the 42nd Irino Prize in 2020. The Selection Committee was held on 21 November, 2020 at the NPO JML Yoshiro Irino Music Institute, Tokyo.

The result of the 41st IRINO PRIZE
for Chamber-Orchestral Composition, 2020

“LIGHT-LAPSE II” (14 min)
Composer : Marco Longo (1979, Italy)

Award: 300,000 Japanese yen

The result of the 42nd IRINO PRIZE
for Chamber Music, 2020

Composer : Jaime Belmonte (1988, Spain)

Award: 200,000 Japanese yen

Profile of Marco Longo

 Marco Longo is an Italian pianist and composer. He studied composition at Conservatory of Trento and Accademia Nazionale di S.Cecilia in Rome. 
He followed composition courses at Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Fondazione Romanini in Brescia and Accademia Filarmonica in Bologna, took part in several seminars and master class by A.Solbiati, S.Gervasoni and N.Vassena, and was admitted at the Schloss Solitude Summer Academy by  C.Czernowin, S.Takasugi and A.Wolman in Stuttgart. 
His works have been performed in a number of festivals in Europe, USA and China, such as ISCM World New Music Days (Beijing), Nuova Consonanza (Roma) and Mise-en Festival (New York). And, he won many prizes and honorary mentions, for example, at National Prize of Arts “Premio Bucchi” (Roma), Jeunesse Musical Competition (Bucarest), Sun River Prize (China) and “L.Nono” (Torino).
His music has been broadcasted by Rai RadioTre and Radio Classica.
He is a co-founder and pianist of Moto Contrario, a musical ensemble and collective of composers and performers based in Trento.

Profile of Jaime Belmonte

Jaime Belmonte is a Spanish composer and conductor based in Helsinki. His music is regularly performed in America, Asia and Europe and he works both as an independent  composer and collaborating with different artists exploring transculturality, transdisciplinarity and new ways of expression using technologies. At the moment he is finishing his Master’s Degree in composition at the Sibelius Academy under the guidance of Lauri Kilpiö and the mentor of Kaija Saariaho.His music has been awarded in competitions such as the 1st PAMPA residency and the 1st Witold Szalonek Composition Competition, and supported by the Martin Wegelius Foundation.As well as composer, conductor and teacher, he is a very active choir singer and has been founding member of the platform for contemporary music “Ineditio” in Murcia (Spain). He has also been part of the board of the Korvat Auki society for young composers.

Total of Entries: 12 compositions from 7  countries for the 41st, and 28 compositions from 15 countries for the 42nd.
Jury: Satoshi TANAKA(Chair), Takayuki RAI , Mari TAKANO, Masahiro MIWA, Haruyuki  SUZUKI, and Rica NARIMOTO(absent)
Special Jury for the 41st: Yasuaki ITAKURA (Music Director & Conductor of Tokyo  Sinfonietta)

12月 2nd, 2020

Introduction of IRINO PRIZE

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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 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, no more than 8 players) every year.Please see below for further details.

300,000 JPY for Chamber-Orchestral work.
200,000 JPY for Chamber music work.

Permanent Juries: 
Yori-Aki MATSUDAIRA(honorary), Satoshi TANAKA, Takayuki RAI, Mari TAKANO, Masahiro MIWA, Haruyuki SUZUKI, Rica NARIMOTO

Irino Prize steering committee :

Coming Competition: 
The 44th IRINO PRIZE for Chamber-Orchestral Work, 2022
The 45th IRINO PRIZE for Chamber Music, 2022
Deadline: June 23, 2022 (postmarked)
Details and Application Form: see Submission menu

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