International Composers Competition for Young Composers

10月 26th, 2018


info, by JML.

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.

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

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

Coming Competition: 
The 41st IRINO PRIZE for Chamber Orchestral Work, 2020

The 42nd IRINO PRIZE for Chamber Music, 2020

Chairperson: Satoshi TANAKA
Deadline: September 15 2020 : Changed in May 2020 (Postmarked)
Details and Application Form:
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
Tel: +81-3-3323-0646
Fax: +81-3-3325-5468
E-mail: Contact Form

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