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ORGANIZING BODY

Since 1966, the Tokyo International Music Competition has been organized and promoted by Min-On Concert Association (hereinafter referred to as Min-On).
The year 2009 marks the 15th Conducting Competition.

ORGANIZATION

The organization consists of an Executive Committee, an Organizing Committee, a Panel of Judges, and a Competition Office. The Competition Office has been set up within the Min-On Culture Center in Tokyo.
 

⋅EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Chairperson: Hiroyasu KOBAYASHI(Japan) President, Min-On Concert Association
Members: Seiji OZAWA(Japan) Music Director, Vienna State Opera
Honorary Conductor Laureate, New Japan Philharmonic
Director, Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto
  Yuzo TOYAMA(Japan) Permanent Conductor, NHK Symphony Orchestra
  Hiroshi WAKASUGI(Japan) Permanent Conductor, NHK Symphony Orchestra
Honorary Professor, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts
Professor, Toho Gakuen School of Music
Member, The Japan Art Academy
(in alphabetical order)
⋅ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Chairperson: Takakazu WATANABE (Japan) Executive Director, Min-On Concert Association
Members: Tsuneyoshi KUCHINAKA(Japan) Division Advisor, Min-On Concert Association
  Kazuo MAE(Japan) Former Director, Sapporo Concert Hall
  Tadaaki OTAKA(Japan) Conductor Laureate, BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Laureate, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Music Director, The Sapporo Symphony Orchestra
Honorary Conductor Laureate, Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo
Honorary Guest Conductor, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
  Yukinori TEZUKA(Japan) Former Permanent Conductor, Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra
  Yuzo TOYAMA(Japan) Permanent Conductor, NHK Symphony Orchestra
  Toshiaki UMEDA(Japan) Former Permanent Conductor, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra
    (in alphabetical order)
⋅PANEL OF JUDGES
Chairperson: Yuzo TOYAMA (Japan) Permanent Conductor, NHK Symphony Orchestra
Judges: Peter Gülke (Germany) Conductors’ Forum of the German Music Council,(1996-2007 Chairperson of the main Committee)
Member, Academies in Darmstadt, Munich and Dresden
  Junichi Hirokami (Japan) Music Director, Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Chief Conductor, Kyoto Symphony Orchestra
Professor for Conducting, Tokyo College of Music
  Rainer Küchl (Austria) Principal Concertmaster, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Professor, University of Music and Performing Arts of Vienna
  Tadaaki OTAKA (Japan) Conductor Laureate, BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Laureate, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Music Director, The Sapporo Symphony Orchestra
Honorary Conductor Laureate, Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo
Honorary Guest Conductor, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
  Jorma PANULA (Finland) Former Professor for Conducting, The Sibelius Academy
  Carlo Rizzi (Italy) Music Director, Welsh National Opera
Principal Guest Conductor, Teatro Comunale de Bologne
  Claude SAMUEL (France) Music Critic
President of ACDA (Association pour la Creation et la Diffusion Artistique), Organizer of International Music Competitions of the City of Paris
  Hubert Soudant (Netherlands) Music Director, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
Ken Takaseki (Japan) Honorary Conductor, Gunma Symphony Orchestra
Permanent Conductor, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra
(in alphabetical order)
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