IRINO PRIZE

International Composers Competition for Young Composers

November 27th, 2023

Announcement

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We would like to announce the result of the 46th Irino Prize in 2023. The Selection Committee was held on 24 November, 2023 at the NPO JML Yoshiro Irino Music Institute, Tokyo.


The result of
the 46th IRINO PRIZE for Chamber Music, 2023
Award: 200,000 JPY
“Time saturates the cloudy night sky…” – 2022- (13 min)
for String Quartet 🎵
Composer : Yuheng Chen
(1998, China, living in Vienna) 👤
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Total of Entries: 52 compositions from 20 countries.
Jury members: Takayuki RAI(Chair), Satoshi TANAKA, Mari TAKANO, Haruyuki  SUZUKI, Rica NARIMOTO, and Cort LIPPE (Special Jury for the 46th)


November 12th, 2023

Irino Prize Youtube Channel

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Some of prize winning compositions are available at Irino Prize Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@IrinoPrize

Our Facebook account is: https://www.facebook.com/IrinoPrize/


December 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.

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

Permanent Juries: 
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 2024: 
The 47th IRINO PRIZE for Chamber-Orchestral Work, 2024
The 48th IRINO PRIZE for Chamber Music, 2024
Deadline: August 31, 2024
Details and Application Form: will be available in February(changed), 2024.

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
Tel: +81-3-3323-0646
Fax: +81-3-3325-5468
E-mail: Contact Form
URL: https://www.irinoprize.jp


January 1st, 1981

Irino Prize Winners

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Orchestral Works [1981-2009] Masanori Fujita(1), Toshio Hosokawa(3), Mamoru Fujieda(5), Isao Matsushita(7), Satoshi Tanaka(9), Claudio Cojaniz(11), Casper Johannes Walter(13), Kumiko Omura(15), Ignacio Baca-Lobera(17), Ana Mihajlovic-Leyden(19), Gyu-Bong Yi(21), Siraseth Pantura-umporn(23), Diana Rotaru(25), Rica Narimoto(29)
Chamber-Orchestral Works [2010- ] Yair Klartag(31), Nicolas Tzortzis(33), Ying Wang(35), Takahiro Kuroda(37), Marisol Jiménez(39), Marco Longo(41), Caterina Di Cecca(44)
Chamber Music [1981- ] Takayuki Rai(2), Takashi Koto(3), Mari Takano(3), Mia Schmidt(8), Cort Lippe(8), Masahiro Miwa(10), Julian Jing-Jun Yu(10), James Harley(10), Mike Vaughan(10), Jia Daqun(12), Claude Lenners(14), Victor Kissin(16), Haruhiko Suzuki(16), Taizo Hida(18), Jun Yamaguchi(20), Emanuele Casale(22), Boris Filanovski(24), Peter Gahn(26), Javier Jimmy Lopez(26), Evis Sammoutis(28), Jasna Velickovic(28), Tomi Raisanen(28), Giovanni Enrico Lo Curto(30), Rafael Nassif(32), Alberto Rampani(32), Richard Perrin(34), Keitaro Takahashi(34), Naoki Sakata(36), Rafael Nassif(36), Tak Cheung Hui(38), Jouni Hirvelã(38), Jesse Broekman(40), Utku Asuroglu(40), Jaime Belmonte(42), Demian Rudel Rey(43), Zuosheng Jin(43), Yuji Yao(45), Tsu-Yao Yang(45), Yuheng Chen(46)