2023 Ishikawa Music Academy

Application Outline

August 16.2023(Wed) to August 25.2023(Fri)
Ishikawa Ongakudo
Ishikawa Prefecture Youth Center
Number of applications
◯55 violin applications
◯9 cello applications
◯18 piano applications
Koichiro Harada (Music Director,Toho Gakuen College Music Department)
Regis Pasquier (Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris)
Masahumi Hori (Tokyo College of Music)
Ju-Young Baek (Seoul National University , College of Music)
Kyoko Takezawa (Toho Gakuen College Music Department)
Lucie Robert (Manhattan School of Music)
Michiko Kamiya (Toho Gakuen College Music Department)
Hakuro Mori (Toho Gakuen College Music Department)
Nobuhito Nakai (Toho Gakuen College Music Department)
Hae Sun Paik (New England Consevatory of Music)
Miroslav Sekera (Charles University,Prague)
JPY 145,000 (tax incl.)
Applicant Qualifications
There are no restrictions on nationality or age.
(Applicants under the age of 13 must be accompanied by parent or guardian.)
Application Procedure
・All applicants are required to submit an audition recording only the attached or uploaded Data file (MP3 or ACC file) sent by email or CD (Disc will not be returned).
・Write your instrument, your name and name of the piece in its original language on the email or the disc case.
・The sound data (MP3 or ACC file) or the disc and completed application form should be sent to the IMA Tokyo Office.
・Strings:Submit one recently recorded piece. (approx. 10 min.)
・Piano:Submit two recently recorded pieces. It should include two different styles. (e.g.,Classic and Romantic, Classic and Baroque, Romantic and Modern, etc.)

You can download the application form below.
Selection of applications
Recording Audition
Application Deadline
May 18 2023(Thu)
Notification of Selected students
2023 Results will be sent through e-mail or post.
Other Information
Each student will have 5 lessons (50 minutes per lesson).
Students may prepare up to 3 pieces for the master classes.
The students cannot select their faculty.
All lessons are open to public.
As a general rule, there should be an accompanist for string lessons.
Interpreters are available for students.
Accommodation: Further details will be informed after the selection.
The organizers may ask the students to change lesson pieces.
Concerts are planned during the Academy, with students and guest players.
Please be sure to read and agree to the following precautions before applying.

●We will make every effort to ensure that the lesson rooms and venue are well ventilated and disinfected on a regular basis. However, we also ask that you take basic infection control measures yourself, such as wearing a mask at all times, avoiding close-contact settings, and not talking loudly.
●We ask for your cooperation in taking your temperature daily, in addition to regular hand washing and disinfection.
●If you are not feeling well (fever, cough, fatigue etc.), please refrain from participating in lessons.
●The number of lesson participants will be limited to prevent infection.

Individuals who fall under any of the following categories will not be allowed to participate, even if directly before a lesson:

(1) Those with a fever of 37.5℃ or higher
(2) Those showing symptoms of possible infection
(3) Those who have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive
(4) Those who have visited a country or region where the government has imposed immigration restrictions or requires a period of observation after entry, or have been in close contact with a person residing there

Depending on the coronavirus infection situation, participants may be required to present a negative PCR test or certificate of vaccination.

Please bear in mind that class content and scheduling may be subject to change or cancellation due to coronavirus infections or other factors.

Any changes will be announced in tandem with the notification of application results.
Contact Information
Please direct all inquiries and applications to:

IMA(Ishikawa Music Academy)Tokyo Office
2-20-16 Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0031 JAPAN
International:Tel +81-3-5467-0081 Fax +81-3-5468-0066