SCHEDULE & PROGRAM

The 5th Tokyo International Viola Competition
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FIRST ROUND Admission free, reservation required

Thursday, May 26 & Friday, May 27, 10:00-18:00
Venue : HIKOSEN Theater(formerly Ishibashi Memorial Hall, Ueno Gakuen)

[Required repertoire]
(1)One of the following suites, some movements.
* To be performed from memory.

  • J.S. Bach: Suite for solo cello no. 2 in D minor BWV1008
  • J.S. Bach: Suite for solo cello no. 3 in C major BWV1009
  • J.S. Bach: Suite for solo cello no. 4 in E-flat major BWV1010

* The movement to be played will be announced on the morning of the day of the round.

(2)Franz Schubert: Arpeggione sonata in A minor D821, one movement.
* The movement to be played will be announced on the morning of the day of the round.

SECOND ROUND Admission free, reservation required

Sunday, May 29 & Monday, May 30, 10:00-16:00
Venue: HIKOSEN Theater(formerly Ishibashi Memorial Hall, Ueno Gakuen )

[Required repertoire]
(3) Akira Nishimura : Amrita, for viola(2021) [commissioned by the 5th Tokyo International Viola Competition]◇World Premiere

(4) One of the following pieces : * To be performed from memory.

  • Hindemith: Sonata for viola solo, op.11, no.5 (1919)
  • Hindemith: Sonata for viola solo, op.25, no.1 (1922)
  • Hindemith: Sonata for viola solo, op.31, no.4 (1923)
  • Hindemith: Sonata for viola solo (1937)

(5) One of the following pieces:

  • Robert Schumann: Adagio and allegro, op.70
  • Robert Schumann: Fantasiestücke, op.73
  • Robert Schumann: 3 Romances, op.94
  • Robert Schumann: Sonata for violin and piano no.1 in A minor, op.105 : movements 1 and 2
    * To be arranged for viola ad libitum by the performer
  • Robert Schumann: Märchenbilder op.113

SEMI-FINAL ROUND Adult ¥2,000 / U25 ¥1,000

Wednesday, June 1,13:00-17:00
Venue: HIKOSEN Theater(formerly Ishibashi Memorial Hall, Ueno Gakuen)

[Required repertoire]
(6) One of the following contemporary pieces:

  • Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Sonata for viola solo (1955)
  • Benjamin Britten / Nobuko Imai (arr.) : Suite for solo viola no.1 from edition Faber music (original: Suite for solo cello no.1) , some movements.
    * The movement to be played will be announced on the morning of the day of the round.
  • Benjamin Britten / Nobuko Imai (arr.): Suite for solo viola no.2 from edition Faber music (original: Suite for solo cello no.2) , some movements.
    * The movement to be played will be announced on the morning of the day of the round.
  • Benjamin Britten / Nobuko Imai (arr.): Suite for solo viola no.3 from edition Faber music (original: Suite for solo cello no.3), some movements.
    *The movement to be played will be announced on the morning of the day of the round.
  • György Ligeti: Sonata for solo viola (1991-94) , 1st, 4th and 6th movements.
    * The movement to be played will be announced on the morning of the day of the round.
  • Toru Takemitsu: A bird came down to the walk(1994)
  • Ichiro Nodaira: ‘En plein air’ pour alto (2003) , some movements.
    * The movement to be played will be announced on the morning of the day of the round.
  • Garth Knox: ‘Fuga libre’ for solo viola (2009)
    [commissioned by the 1st Tokyo International Viola Competition]
  • Toshio Hosokawa: Threnody-to the victims of the Tohoku Earthquake 3.11-for viola (2012)
    [commissioned by the 2nd Tokyo International Viola Competition]
  • Dai Fujikura: Engraving for viola (2014)
    [commissioned by the 3rd Tokyo International Viola Competition]
  • Ichiro Nodaira: Transformation III on five fragments of J.S.Bach for viola (2018)
    [commissioned by the 4th Tokyo International Viola Competition]

(7) One of the following pieces *To be performed from memory.

  • Hoffmeister: Viola concerto in D major without conductor
  • Stamitz: Viola concerto in D major, op.1 without conductor

Orchestra: TOHO Gakuen Orchestra

FINAL ROUND  Adult ¥3,000 / U25 ¥1,500

Friday, June 3, 18:00-20:30
Venue: KIOI Hall

[Required repertoire]
(8) One of the following pieces:

  • Johannes Brahms: Sonata for viola and piano no.1 in F minor, op.120, no.1
  • Johannes Brahms: Sonata for viola and piano no.2 in E-flat major, op.120, no.2
  • Johannes Brahms / Thomas Riebl (arr.): Sonata for viola and piano in G major from edition Peters
    (original: Sonata for violin and piano in G major, op.78)

(9) William Walton:Viola Concerto(1962 revised version)* To be performed from memory.

Conductor: Yukari Saito
Orchestra: Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

PRIZEWINNERS’ CONCERT Adult ¥3,000 / U25 ¥1,500

Saturday, June 4 at 15:00 *Award Ceremony at 14:15
Venue: TCM Hall

Performers: Prizewinners of the 5th Tokyo International Viola Competition Program to be announced


OFFICIAL ACCOMPANISTS:

Miki Aoki/ Ryoji Ariyoshi / François Killian / Fuyuka Kusa, piano

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GALA CONCERTS
Venue: HIKOSEN Theater(formerly Ishibashi Memorial Hall, Ueno Gakuen) PDF 

Performers:
Nobuko Imai / Antoine Tamestit / William Coleman/ Lars Anders Tomter / Hsin-Yun Huang / Ryo Sasaki , viola
Koichiro Harada, violin / conductor
Mutsumi Hatano, mezzo-soprano
Miki Aoki/ Ryoji Ariyoshi / François Killian / Fuyuka Kusa, piano
TOHO Gakuen Orchestra
The Philharmonic Chorus of Tokyo

Program:

GALA CONCERTⅠ "THE VOICE OF VIOLA" Adult ¥5,500 / U25 ¥2,700

Tuesday, May 31 at 19:00

Antonín Dvořák: Four romantic pieces, op. 75(1887)

Thomas Adès: Three berceuses for viola and piano from "The Exterminating Angel"(2018)

Paul Hindemith: Sonata for viola solo, op. 31, no.4(1923), 2nd movement "Lied"

Ahmed Adnan Saygun: Partita for cello solo, op. 31, 3rd movement

Robert Schumann: Märchenbilder, op. 113 (1861), no. 4

Akira Nishimura: Fantasia on "Song of the Birds"for viola solo(2005)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Grande sestetto concertante for string sextet (1808), after the Sinfonia concertante, K. 364, (ed. Christopher Hogwood), 2nd movement

Franz Anton Hoffmeister: Viola Concerto in D major, 2nd movement

Max Bruch: Kol Nidrei, adagio on Hebrew melodies, op. 47(1880)

GALA CONCERTⅡ "THE VIOLA SINGER" Adult ¥5,500 / U25 ¥2,700

Thursday, June 2 at 19:00

Franz Schubert: from Winterreise, D. 911(1827),  11. Frühlingstraum 4. Erstarrung 5. Der Lindenbaum

Johannes Brahms: Zwei Gesänge für Altstimme mit Bratsche und Pianoforte, op.91(1884)

Antonín Dvořák: In folk tone, op. 73(1886)

Jacques-Féréol Mazas: Le Songe-Fantaisie sur "La Favorite", op. 92 (1840-45)

Paul Hindemith: Des Todes Tod, op. 23a (1922)

Franz Schubert: Gesang der Geister über den Wassern, for string orchestra and male chorus, D 714 (1820-21)

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WORKSHOPS Admission free, reservation required
Venue: HIKOSEN Theater (formerly Ishibashi Memorial Hall, Ueno Gakuen)
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Saturday, May 28  13:00-18:00
Tuesday, May 31  10:00-15:00

Instructors
Nobuko Imai / Antoine Tamestit / William Coleman/ Lars Anders Tomter / Hsin-Yun Huang / Ryo Sasaki , viola
*Program details of each workshop will be announced on this website on the previous evening. Participants in the open master classes will consist of competition contestants.

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OSAKAMonday, June 6

SENDAIWednesday, June 8

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JURY

President

Antoine Tamestit

Antoine Tamestit, President

Viola

Vice president

Nobuko Imai

Nobuko Imai, Vice-president

Viola


Akira Nishimura

Akira Nishimura

Composer

Koichiro Harada

Koichiro Harada

Violin / Conductor

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TICKET

Timetable
(Doors open)
Place Event Admission
May 26(Thu) 10:00-18:00
(9:30)
HIKOSEN Theater First round Admission free, reservation required
May 27(Fri) 10:00-18:00
(9:30)
HIKOSEN Theater First round Admission free, reservation required
May 28(Sat) 13:00-18:00
(12:30)
HIKOSEN Theater Workshop① Admission free, reservation required
May 29(Sun) 10:00-16:00
(9:30)
HIKOSEN Theater Second round Admission free, reservation required
May 30(Mon) 10:00-16:00
(9:30)
HIKOSEN Theater Second round Admission free, reservation required
May 31(Tue) 10:00-15:00
(9:30)
HIKOSEN Theater Workshop② Admission free, reservation required
May 31(Tue) 19:00
(18:30)
HIKOSEN Theater Gala ConcertⅠ
"THE VOICE OF VIOLA"
Adult ¥5,500 / U25 ¥2,700
June 1(Wed) 13:00-17:00
(12:30)
HIKOSEN Theater Semi-Final round Adult ¥2,000 / U25 ¥1,000
June 2(Thu) 19:00
(18:30)
HIKOSEN Theater Gala Concert Ⅱ
"THE VIOLA SINGER"
Adult ¥5,500 / U25 ¥2,700
June 3(Fri) 18:00-20:30
(17:15)
KIOI Hall Final round Adult ¥3,000 / U25 ¥1,500
June 4(Sat) 15:00
(14:00)
TCM Hall Prize winners' concert
*Award Ceremony at 14:15
Adult ¥3,000 / U25 ¥1,500

*U25 tickets are available to those under the age of 25.
*Performers and programs are subject to change.
*Children under the age of 6 are not allowed at the events.

March 18(Fri) 2022

[Regular tickets]

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[Reservation for first/second rounds and workshops]

Send an e-mail to: seiriken@tvu.co.jp
Please indicate your name, address, phone number, date and name of the event you wish to attend by one week prior to each event.

OSAKA

The 5th Tokyo International Viola Competition Prizewinners’ Gala Concert PDF 

Monday, June 6 at 19:00
Venue: Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance THE PHOENIX HALL

Performers:

Nobuko Imai / Koichi Komine / Prizewinners of the 5th Tokyo International Viola Competition / Akiyo Takamura / Makiko Yamada / Mika Igarashi , viola
Machie Oguri / Saaya Tanimoto, violin
Shohei Uwamori / Hikari Matsukage, cello
Yumiko Tanimura, soprano
Ryoji Ariyoshi, piano

Program:

Johann Sebastian Bach: Choral for viola quartet

  • "Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 116, No.1"
  • "O Herre Gott, dein göttlich Wort, BWV 1110"
  • "Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott, BWV651, 652"

Paul Hindemith: Sonata for viola solo, op.31, no.4 (1923), 2nd movement "Lied"

Franz Schubert: "Winterreise", D. 911(1827), 11. Frühlingstraum 4. Erstarrung 5. Der Lindenbaum

Johannes Brahms: Zwei Gesänge, op.91(1884)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: 2nd movement, Grande sestetto concertante for string sextet (1808), after the Sinfonia concertante, K. 364

*Program of the prize winners and the performance order will be announced on the day of the concert.

Ticket:

Adult ¥5,000 U25 ¥2,500
*U25 tickets are available to those under the age of 25.
*Performers and programs are subject to change.
*Children under the age of 6 are not allowed at the events.

Tickets are available at:

・The Phoenix Hall Ticket Center : 06-6363-7999 (10:00am – 5:00pm / Saturday and Sunday closed)
・e-plus : https://eplus.jp/
・Ticket PIA:【P-code:212-406】https://t.pia.jp/

Master class for young musicians presented by Soai University  Admission free

Sunday, June 5, 13:00
Venue: Soai University Honmachi Campus Ensemble Studio

Instructors:

Nobuko Imai/ Koichi Komine, viola

Organizer
Tokyo International Viola Competition Executive Committee
Special Sponsors
NTT Finance Corporation / NTT TC Leasing Co., Ltd.
Sponsors
NTT Comware Corporation / Central Nippon Expressway Co., Ltd. / East Japan Railway Company / Asahi Kasei Corporation / Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Co., Ltd. / Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance the Phoenix Hall / The Tokyo Club / Nomura Foundation / Rohm Music Foundation
Special Cooperators
Fuji Television Network, Inc. / Nippon Music Foundation
Supporters
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan / Agency for Cultural Affairs
Administration
TV Man Union, Inc.

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SENDAI  

The 5th Tokyo International Viola Competition Prizewinners’ Gala Concert PDF 

Wednesday, June 8 at 19:00
Venue: PaToNa Hall, Miyagino Ward Cultural Center

Performers:

Nobuko Imai / Prizewinners of the 5th Tokyo International Viola Competition, viola
Daisuke Inobe, violin / viola
Azusa Koyama, violin
Tomohiro Yoshioka / Ryuto Nakamura,cello
Keiko Takayama,alto
Ryoji Ariyoshi,piano

Program:

Johann Sebastian Bach: Choral for viola quartet

  • "Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 116, No.1"
  • "O Herre Gott, dein göttlich Wort, BWV 1110"
  • "Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott, BWV651, 652"

Franz Schubert: "Winterreise", D. 911(1827), 11. Frühlingstraum 4. Erstarrung 5. Der Lindenbaum

Johannes Brahms: Zwei Gesänge, op.91(1884)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: 2nd movement, Grande sestetto concertante for string sextet (1808), after the Sinfonia concertante, K. 364, 2nd movement

*Program of the prize winners and the performance order will be announced on the day of the concert.

Ticket:

Adult ¥3,500 U25 ¥1,500

*U25 tickets are available to those under the age of 25.
*Performers and programs are subject to change.
*Children under the age of 6 are not allowed at the event.

Tickets are available at:

・e-plus: https://eplus.jp/
・Ticket PIA : 【P-code:212-408】https://t.pia.jp/
・Fujisaki
・Miyagino Ward Cultural Center

Organizer
Tokyo International Viola Competition Executive Committee
Special Sponsors
NTT Finance Corporation / NTT TC Leasing Co., Ltd.
Sponsors
NTT Comware Corporation / Central Nippon Expressway Co., Ltd. / East Japan Railway Company / Asahi Kasei Corporation / The Tokyo Club / Nomura Foundation / Rohm Music Foundation
Special Cooperators
Fuji Television Network, Inc. / Nippon Music Foundation
Supporters
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan / Agency for Cultural Affairs / Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra / Kahoku Shimpo Publishing Co. / Tohoku Broadcasting Co. / Sendai Television Incorporated / Miyagi Television Broadcasting Co. / Higashinippon Broadcasting Co., Ltd. / Sendai Broadcasting,Inc. / Asahi Shimbun Sendai General Bureau / Yomiuri Shimbun Tohoku Bureau / The Mainichi Newspapers Sendai Bureau / Sankei Shinbun Tohoku Bureau
Sendai Cultural Foundation
Zonta International District 26 Zonta Club of SENDAI Ι
Local Administration
HAL Planning
Administration
TV Man Union, Inc.

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SCHEDULE

2021

  • 1 February         Applications accepted from this date
  • 1 November Deadline for applications (must be received by this date)

2022

  • By 31 January Notice of preliminary selection
  • 25 February Deadline for submitting confirmation of participation / payment of participation fees
  • 23 May Registration and rehearsal with official accompanists
  • 26 May - 4 June First Round
    Second Round
    Semifinal Round
    Final Round
    Prizewinners’ Concert
    Workshops for Participants
    Gala Concert by Jury Members
  • 5 June - Prizewinners’ Gala Concerts
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