Composition Workshop

The 18th Takefu Internatioal Composition Workshop

From the world to Takefu, From Takefu to the world

Workshop Schedule

Music Director: Toshio Hosokawa
Date: 9th September (Sun) to 16th September (Sun) (8 days)
Location: Echizen City Bunka Center / Echizen City Labor’s Welfare Center
Contents: Lectures by faculties, presentations by the guest composers, listening sessions, lectures on instruments, discussions, composition lessons for individual and group, open rehearsals, concerts etc.
Faculties:  Toshio Hosokawa (composer, Japan)
Johannes Maria Staud (composer, Austria)
Bettina Skrzypczak (composer, Poland/Swizerland)
Diana Rotaru (composer, Rumania)
Special Guests:  Max Nyffeler (musicologist, Swizerland)
Prof. Dr. Nobuyuki Kakigi (philosopher, Japan)
Invited Composers:Charles Kwong (Hong Kong)
Chris Williams (composer, Australia)
Lina Tonia(composer, Greece)
Naoki Sakata (composer, Japan/France)
Coordinator:Masamichi Kinoshita (composer, Japan)
Interpreters:Noriaki Mori (English), Muneaki Tuda (English),
Chikako Kitagawa(German)
Planned Students: 30

Students can participate composition lessons by the work shop faculties (the priority is set for full period students). They are also allowed to enter all lectures, rehearsals and concerts (except concerts with meal service).

Fees: Full period 30,000 yen  (This charge includes composition lessons and a concert passport)
One Day   5,000 yen  (This charge includes a concert pass on the day.
A composition lesson will be given for additional fee of 10,000 yen.)

  • We offer a scholarship to discount the above fee. The detail is down below.

 To applicate:Fill out the application form and send it to the festival office below.
The application form can be obtained from our website or through the festival office upon request. No application submitted after it reaches the limit (30).    Final Deadline: 24th August (Fri), 2018


Contact:Takefu International Music Festival Board c/o Echizen-shi Bunka Center
〒915-0832 Takese 2-3-3, Echizen, Fukui, Japan
Tel:0778-23-5057 Fax:0778-21-1975  Mail:
Official Homepage URL:

We would answer your questions about your travel (access, hotels etc.).

【Composition Workshop Scholarship】
We offer a scholarship for the 18th Takefu International Composition Workshop between the 9th September and 16th September, 2018 in Echizen city.
Scholarship students acquire a 20,000 yen discount of the fee (students need to pay other costs by themselves).
If you want to become a scholarship student, please read the following description about the qualification and send required materials to the office of the Takefu International Music Festival Board.
We will choose some scholarship students based on your materials.
We are looking forward to your application!

18th Takefu International Composition Workshop Qualification
Open to composers of any nationality, age and residence.
He/she must have a strong interest in learning composition.
He/she must attend the 18th Takefu International Composition Workshop for full period or at least 5 days.

◎Required Materials
Make entry by sending materials below.
1.1 – 3 pieces of own composition (2 copies for each)
2.CD or DVD of above compositions (2 copies for each), if possible. Sound examples must be attached for compositions of electronic music
3.Brief biography as musician/composer such as educational background, schools, lessons, seminars and musical publications) in an A4 paper
4.Contact information (name, post address, telephone, e-mail address etc.)

Please note that these materials won’t be returned to you.
◎Entry Deadline
The entry must be delivered to the festival office by the 6th July (Fri) 2018.
◎Announcement of Result
The screening will be held in the late of July and the result will be notified in order.

Contact:Takefu International Music Festival Board c/o Echizen-shi Bunka Center
〒915-0832 Takase 2-3-3, Echizen, Fukui, Japan
Tel: 0778-23-5057 Fax: 0778-21-1975
Official Homepage URL: Mail: