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About the Competition

The Tokyo International Music Competition for Conducting

Established in 1966 with the aim of discovering and supporting outstanding musical talents, the Tokyo International Music Competition vigorously promotes the growth of young musicians who display a broad range of promise in an international forum. It also serves to promote cultural exchanges between representatives of different countries and to contribute to the further development of musical culture. Competitions have been held in the three areas of conducting, singing, and chamber music, and competitions in conducting are currently being held on a triennial basis.

Now preparing for its 18th gathering of contestants, the conducting competition enjoys a remarkable record of introducing conductors who have gone on to achieve world-scale success. Each of these competitions has received applications from more than thirty different countries and regions, and many of the young competitors selected as participants gone on to positions on the world stage.

Through this Competition, the organizers hope to continue contributing to the discovery of new talents from around the world, talents whose endeavors will define the coming era of music.

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