Sendai International Music Competition (仙台国際音楽コンクール)

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Country and Region JapanMiyagi
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
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Festival Description

The Sendai International Music Competition started in 2001 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the foundation of Sendai City. The competition, which is held every three years, aims to boost the careers of talented young musicians, thereby contributing to the promotion of music and international cultural exchange.

The SIMC consists of two sections, violin and piano, that have unique aspects focusing on concertos in the selection of its repertoire. The fair judgment by world famous musicians is highly trusted, with authentic management in accordance with the rules by the World Federation of International Music Competitions. At the same time the competition is designed to involve the warm support and hospitality of the local citizens. The contestants, who are selected through tough preliminary stages, perform the concertos with a string quartet or quintet in the elimination rounds, and with a professional group, the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, in the semifinals and finals.

Festival Dates October 8 - 23, 2011
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Schedule 2010:
  • May 22 - June 5, 2010 — Violin Section
  • June 13 - June 26, 2010 — Piano Section


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