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.
IRINO PRIZE Award
300,000 JPY for Chamber-Orchestral work.
200,000 JPY for Chamber music work.
Satoshi TANAKA, Takayuki RAI, Mari TAKANO, Haruyuki SUZUKI, Rica NARIMOTO
Irino Prize steering committee :
C.MATSUBARA, Y.OHISHI, T.KAKINUMA, S.CHOKI, S.TANAKA, T.RAI
Competition in 2023:
The 46th IRINO PRIZE for Chamber Music, 2023
Deadline: August 31, 2023
Details and Application Form: is now available, see above.
Organizer and Contact:
THE IRINO PRIZE FOUNDATION (Ms. Tomoe IRINO, President)
c/o NPO JML Yoshiro Irino Music Institute
5-22-2 Matsubara, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 156-0043 Japan
E-mail: Contact Form