Tokyo Classic Violin
IS THE 3rd OF DECEMBER 2023
The Tokyo Classic Violin Competition is one of the six contests being organised
within the Six Ways to Classic Violin Olympus initiative.
Taking place from the 17th to the 21st of March 2024 at the Geidai (Tokyo University of the Arts), this will be the first entry in the series, with contestants going head-to-head in front of a 5-person jury board composed of various globally-acclaimed artists from around the world.
Violinists will be competing over a number of rounds, the last of which will be streamed live online, challenging each other for a €35,000 prize fund, as well as the chance to win entry to the invite-only Classic Violin Olympus competition, which will be held in Dubai, UAE, from the 22nd to the 28th of April 2025, featuring €310,000 worth of monetary prizes as well as other awards and opportunities for all finalists there.
DEAR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
It is my genuine pleasure to welcome you all to Tokyo for this first edition of the Tokyo Classic Violin Competition.
As the Artistic Director of this event, I would like to thank you for joining us at the start of what we are sure will be a remarkable musical journey, celebrating the artistry and virtuosity of talented violinists from all around the world. With a prestigious prize fund of €35,000 in place, we are committed to recognising and supporting the exceptional talent of our contestants, providing a springboard for musicians to pursue their dreams and further their careers.
The Tokyo Classic Violin Competition will be taking place on the premises of the internationally-acclaimed Tokyo University of the Arts, one of the most famous institutions in the Japanese capital. Since the founding of its predecessors, Tokyo Fine Arts School and Tokyo Music School, 130 years ago, Tokyo University of the Arts has played a key role in art education and research in Japan by preserving the traditions of Japanese culture and combining them with the ideology and techniques of Western art. Over the course of its history, the university has produced an array of outstanding artists, as well as educators and researchers in artistic fields from secondary to higher education.
Open to participants of all ages
The Tokyo Classic Violin Competition enjoys the support of a number of local and international media organisations from all over the world, many of whom are household names within the world of classical music. Chief amongst these are The Violin Channel, the world's leading classical music news source, Medici.tv, the premier resource for classical music programming, Euronews, and Bachtrack.
Both The Violin Channel and Medici.tv will be streaming the entirety of the pre-selection process on their official platforms, while the latter shall also be sending a film crew to Japan to create a short documentary about the event and the two top-ranked contestants.
Additionally, these organisations, along with the rest of the press representatives who are covering the competition, will also be producing regular articles and reports detailing the events going on in Tokyo, guaranteeing that viewers anywhere around the globe will be able to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in Japan at all times.