2024 Ozawa International Chamber Music Academy Okushiga

Audition Information

Since we first started teaching chamber music performance in Okushiga Kogen, Nagano, more than 27 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 18 Arrival in Tokyo
July 19 Travel to Okushiga
July 20-27 Seminar in Okushiga, Nagano, Japan
July 28 Concert at The Music Hall, Okushiga
July 29 Ozawa Concert, then travel to Tokyo
July 30 Concert at Toppan Hall, Tokyo
July 31 Departure from Tokyo


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

◉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.

◉Qualification Requirements

Violin, Viola and Cello players between the ages of 16 and 29 as of April 1, 2024.

◉Audition date and venue

Date: March 25, 2024 (Mon)

Venue: Toho Gakuen, Tokyo
*Starting time for applicants will be informed separately.

◉Application Deadline

March 12, 2024 (Tue)

◉Application form

Please fill out application form and submit by March 12, 2024 (Tue).
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◉Audition Repertoire

Violin ① J.S. Bach: Violin Solo sonata No.1 BWV1001, I. Adagio and II.Fuga: Allegro
② Free program *excluding Ravel: Tzigane, Ysaÿe: Six Sonates pour Violon Solo
Viola ① J.S. Bach: Choose one Courante or Gigue from Cello Suites No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6
② J.S. Bach: Choose one Sarabande from Cello Suites No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6
③ Free program
Cello ① J.S. Bach: Choose one from Solo suites Sarabande from No.1,2,3,4,6 and Allemande from No.6

② Free program

③ Beethoven: String Quartet op.95, 1st movement, from the beginning of cello part to measure 21


Sadao Harada, Yoshiko Kawamoto, Julien Szulman, Koichiro Harada, Tadashi Hori


Ozawa International Chamber Music Academy Okushiga