The 15th Takefu International Summer Academy

Period : 8 through 15 September 2019 (8 days)
Main Venue: Echizen City Cultural Center, Fukui Prefecture, Japan

Faculty: Mario Caroli (flute), Naoko Yoshino (Harp), Masanori Oishi (Saxophone), Tadshi Tajima (Shakuhachi)
Participants: 5 students for each masterclass
Fees: 30,000 yen (participation of entire period: include 3 individual lessons)
15,000 yen (participation for one day course: include 1 individual lesson)

※The entry for the flute class is closed due to the application limit. Thanks a lot for your interest!
※Accommodations and meals are not included in the fee above.

Lesson content:

  • 3 individual lessons of your choice of piece (1 lesson:50minutes.)
  • About the lesson piece, a solo piece is essential. As for the second piece, another solo piece is OK. If you would like a piece with a piano accompaniment or a duo piece, please arrange your partner by yourself. Or if you need the official pianist of the music festival, an additional fee of 10,000 yen will be needed.

※ If you are requesting an official pianist, please send in a copy of the musical score for the piano accompanist together with your application form. A copy of musical score should be obtained through the piano accompanist.

  • Your choice of requested piece should not be changed after your application.


Notice things below!

  • For outstanding students, an opportunity to perform in the academy concert will be given.

The academy concert will be held from 13:00 on September 14.

  • All students may audit other students’ lessons and will be admitted to all the concerts(Except the ones with meal for extra) and seminars, lectures of Takefu International Composition Workshop during the period you participate.
  • Schedule for individual lesson(s) will be arranged personally with your instructor.


To Apply: Fill out the application form (download from our website or ask for the festival office) and mail it to the festival office. The application form should be obtained through the festival office upon request.

Academy application form

Application Deadline: Just after we meet the demanded number of applicants.
Even without the demanded number, the final deadline will be July 31,2019.
Priority will be given to applicants to full period

Piano Open Lesson(Auditor wanted)
Faculty:Kei Itoh, piano
Date: Saturday,September 7,2019
Time: 14:00-16:00
Place: Echizen cultural center, small hall
Ticket: 1,000yen




Contact Information: Takefu International Music Festival Board
Address:  2-3-3 Takase, Echizen-shi, Fukui-ken, 915-0832 Japan
Tel: +81 778 23 5057   Fax: +81 778 21 1975
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