Composition Workshop

The 19th Takefu Internatioal Composition Workshop

From the world to Takefu, From Takefu to the world

Music Director: Toshio Hosokawa
Date: 8th September (Sun) to 15th September (Sun) (8 days)
Location: Echizen City Cultural 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.

Workshop Schedule :
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Toshio Hosokawa (Japan)

Toshio Hosokawa

Ivan Fedele (Italy)


Federico Gardella (Italy)


Nina Šenk (Slovenia)

Special Guests

Harry Vogt (musicologist, WDR producer, Germany)

Prof. Dr. Nobuyuki Kakigi (philosopher, Japan)
Invited Composers: Dylan Lardelli (New Zealand)
Katherine Balch (USA)
Yukiko Watanabe (Japan)
Izumi Maekawa (Japan)
Assisant Composers:Masamichi Kinoshita (Japan), Isamu Kanai (Japan), Nana Kamiyama (Japan), Noriko Miura (Japan)
Interpreters:Tomoko Momiyama (English), Noriaki Mori (English)
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).

Composition Workshop

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 apply: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: 23th August (Fri), 2019

TIMF WS application form 2019

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

Don’t hesitate to contact us about your travel (access, hotels etc.) too!

【Composition Workshop Scholarship】
We offer a scholarship for the 19th Takefu International Composition Workshop between the 8th September and 15th September, 2019 in Echizen city.
Scholarship students acquire a 15,000 yen (i.e. 50% off from the initial fee) 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!

19th 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 19th Takefu International Composition Workshop for full period or at least 5 days.

◎Required Materials
Make entry by sending materials below.
1.  Workshop application form with required information.
2.1 – 3 pieces of own composition (2 copies for each)
3.CD or DVD of above compositions (2 copies for each), if possible. Sound examples must be attached for compositions of electronic music

Please note that these materials won’t be returned to you.

◎Entry Deadline
The entry must be delivered to the festival office by the 12th July (Fri) 2019.

◎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 Cultural Center
〒915-0832 Takase 2-3-3, Echizen, Fukui, Japan
Tel: 0778-23-5057 Fax: 0778-21-1975  Mail: