2018 Ozawa International Chamber Music Academy Okushiga

Audition Information

Since we first started teaching chamber music performance in Okushiga Kogen, Nagano, more than 20 years has passed, and an intensive chamber music seminar will be held this summer as well, along with three concerts in Okushiga and in Tokyo. At this audition, we would like to see young talented musicians who want to learn chamber music at the Ozawa International Chamber Music Academy Okushiga.

Seminar Schedule

July 19 Arrival in Japan, travel from Tokyo to Okushiga
July 20-27 Seminar in Okushiga, Nagano, Japan
July 28 Concert at The Music Hall, Okushiga
July 29 Rehearsal for the Tokyo concert
July 30 Concert at Yamanouchi Junior High School, Nagano, Travel to Tokyo
July 31 Rehearsal, Concert at Toppan Hall, Tokyo
August 1 Departure


Sadao Harada (Cello), Yoshiko Kawamoto (Viola), Julien Szulman (Violin)
Tadashi Hori (Advisor), Seiji Ozawa

Tuition and other expenses for the seminar

Tuition is free. The Academy covers necessary expenses such as one round-trip economy airfare to/from Tokyo, local transportation in Japan, accommodations and meals during the period.
However expenses for attending the audition is on your own.

Audition date and place

February 28, 2018
At Enokizaka Studio, Tokyo, 1-12-12, Akasaka
Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
*Starting time for applicants will be informed separately.

Audition Repertoire

Violin / Viola / Cello

1. Bach program
• Fast and Slow movement from J.S. Bach’s solo sonatas, partitas or suites
2. Free program
• Work of your choosing(including but not limited to concerto and solo sonata repertoire)
*excluding Ravel: Tzigane, Ysaÿe: Six Sonates pour Violon Solo


Sadao Harada, Yoshiko Kawamoto, Julien Szulman, Tadashi Hori

Qualification Requirements

Violin, Viola and Cello players between the ages of 16 and 29 as of April 1, 2018.

Please fill out application form and apply by sending e-mail to before February 20, 2018.

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Ozawa International Chamber Music Academy Okushiga
Forest Seijo 3F, 5-8-17, Seijo, Setagaya-ku Tokyo JAPAN 157-0066
Tel: +81-3-3484-3500