Osaka International Chamber Music Competition and Festa 2021
Japan Chamber Music Foundation regrets to announce the cancellation of the 10th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition and Festa due to concerns over the ongoing outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The 10th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition and Festa, which was originally planned to take place in May 2020, will be held in May 2021.
Music is called the universal language that touches the hearts of all ages. The Japan Chamber Music Foundation was established in 1992 to enhance the appeal of chamber music, described as the origin of music. It organized the first Osaka International Chamber Music Competition the following year. Since then, we have continued to hold this musical event every three years which produced many talented chamber music ensembles.
Devoted young ensembles will be invited from across the world to take part in the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition. Prizes will be awarded to the outstanding ensembles selected by a group of internationally renowned musicians who are authorized by the foundation to serve as the jury. In the 10th competition, Section I features String Quartet, while Section II focuses on Piano Trio and Piano Quartet.
The Chamber Music Festa is open to all music genres from classical to ethnic or traditional music and has no restrictions on age or types of musical instruments. This unique style enables the audience to experience the joy and diversity of chamber music.
We hope that all the ensembles will be able to show the fruits of their work, prove their versatility and develop their musical talents. We believe this event will encourage local audiences and international musicians to interact with each other.